Umicore in Loyalist
Umicore Battery Materials Canada, part of Belgium-based Umicore Group, is preparing to build a battery materials production plant in Loyalist Township. This plant, the first of its kind in North America, will be a critical part of Canada’s electric vehicle (EV) supply chain, and will bring environmentally sustainable economic growth to the region.
Umicore RBM’s planned facility will combine large-scale cathode and precursor materials manufacturing at a single site; these materials are essential components in electric vehicle (EV) batteries.
The facility will be located in the Taylor Kidd Industrial Park in Loyalist Township. This area of approximately 145 hectares (350 acres) is zoned for industrial development.
Umicore's ambition is to be a preferred employer in the region and will make safety and environment a top priority for its people and neighbours.
Umicore has a long standing expertise in metal treatment of more than 200 years. It has been producing cathode materials for rechargeable batteries for more than 20 years. The investment in Loyalist is part of the strategic growth path of the Umicore Group and will play a key role in the transition to clean mobility in North America.
Cathode materials are key ingredients of rechargeable Li-ion batteries and determine their performance. The materials that will be produced in Loyalist are sold to battery cell makers who produce the batteries for electric vehicles.
Umicore Battery Materials Canada, Inc.
216 Main St Unit 1, Bath, ON
Canada, K0H 1G0