Anovion Technologies Opening New Manufacturing Facility In Georgia, Creating More Than 400 Jobs

On Monday, Republican Georgia Governor Brian Kemp announced that Anovion Technologies (Anovion), a supplier of premium synthetic graphite anode materials for lithium-ion batteries, would be building a new manufacturing facility in Bainbridge, which is projected to create more than 400 jobs and over $800 million in investment in Decatur County.

Anovion is a climate tech-driven advanced materials company and is one of the first qualified U.S. suppliers of synthetic graphite anode materials for use in e-mobility applications, which is the largest battery material used in electric vehicles by mass.

“We’re proud to welcome Anovion to Georgia, which is fast becoming the e-mobility capital of the nation,” said Kemp. “Job creators like them are recognizing that every corner of our state has the resources and workforce needed for success. Having met their team personally, I look forward to celebrating their partnership with the hardworking Georgians of Decatur County.”

According to a press release from Kemp’s office, “Anovion’s new 1,500,000-square-foot facility with its proprietary furnace technologies, located at Downrange Industrial Park in Bainbridge, will be the first of its size and scale in North America. The facility will produce synthetic graphite for use in batteries that power EVs, electric storage systems, electronics, military applications, and other products. Operations are expected to begin in late 2025.”

“We are thrilled to be opening our first large-scale expansion manufacturing facility in Georgia. The state’s strong technical workforce and top-tier schools will help advance research partnerships and contribute to a highly skilled talent pipeline in support of Anovion’s drive for continued innovation and creation of exciting climate technology jobs of the future,” said Eric Stopka, Chief Executive Officer of Anovion. “We are also encouraged by the region’s growing availability of clean energy, resulting in increased sustainability for Anovion’s manufacturing process. We are looking forward to providing solutions that will further secure the country’s electrified future with the support of our partners in Georgia and the Federal government.”

The press release added, “Building on the assets that make the automotive industry successful, Georgia is positioned as a hub for the electric mobility industry. Since 2020, 40 EV-related projects have announced more than $21.9 billion in investment and 28,000 jobs in Georgia. More than 10 of these projects are battery manufacturers, recyclers, and suppliers, representing approximately $8.5 billion in investment and 6,000 jobs.”

D & B Staff

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