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Li-ion battery facility to rise in Japan

Posted: 23 Apr 2009 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Li-ion battery? Japan facility? hybrid vehicle?

Blue Energy Co. Ltd, the joint venture company of GS Yuasa Corp. and Honda Motor Co. Ltd for the manufacturing, sales and R&D of Li-ion batteries for hybrid vehicles, held a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of construction of its Osadano Plant in Fukuchiyama, Kyoto.

The groundbreaking ceremony was attended by approximately 100 dignitaries and guests, including Keiji Yamada, the governor of Kyoto prefecture and Masaji Matsuyama, the mayor of Fukuchiyama City, as well as Makoto Yoda, president and CEO of GS Yuasa, Takeo Fukui, president and CEO of Honda, and Masahiko Oshitani, president and CEO of Blue Energy.

The new plant is scheduled to begin production sometime Q4 10.

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