BASF inks agreement with SK On for collaboration opportunities in lithium-ion battery market

BASF inks agreement with SK On for collaboration opportunities in lithium-ion battery market

Focus on North American and Asia-Pacific markets

  • By ICN Bureau | November 15, 2023

BASF, a globally leading battery materials producer, and SK On, a globally leading electric vehicle battery cell manufacturer, have entered into an agreement to jointly evaluate collaboration opportunities in the global lithium-ion battery market focused on North America and Asia-Pacific.

The collaboration brings together strong business and product development capabilities to develop industry-leading battery materials for lithium-ion batteries.

Initially, BASF and SK On will focus on evaluating collaboration options for cathode active materials (CAM) production. Additional collaboration opportunities along the battery materials value chain will be evaluated subsequently, including battery recycling. By leveraging their respective expertise, BASF and SK On aim to develop innovative solutions to support their strong growth ambitions.

“With the collaboration with SK On, we are further strengthening our market position to serve battery manufacturers and electric vehicle producers around the world.” said Dr. Peter Schuhmacher, President of BASF’s Catalysts division, who is also responsible for the company’s battery materials and battery recycling business. “We want to address the need for more sustainable solutions for the electric vehicle industry.  And we are ready to work with our customers and partners in all regions to make this a reality.”

“The collaboration with BASF is part of our efforts to bolster battery materials supply chain,” said Jee Dong-seob, President and Chief Executive Officer of SK On. “We look forward to expand our partnership to lead the global EV battery market.”

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