SGL Carbon’s Arkadelphia facility.
SGL Carbon’s Arkadelphia facility.

SGL Carbon has increased its fiber composite production in Arkadelphia, Arkansas.

This follows a new contract for composite battery enclosures made with a North American automaker, as announced in January 2020, SGL said.

The company plans to invest US$4.5 million in the facility within three years and increase the workforce at the site by 35 full time employees. SGL will also receive public funding from the Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC), the City of Arkadelphia and Clark County.

‘Composite battery enclosures fit perfectly to the specific needs of modern e-car chassis,’ said Steve Swanson, VP at SGL. ‘Thus, with the ongoing enhancement of our Arkadelphia operations, we also support the great trend towards more e-mobility in the US.’

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