KEMET Announces Chinese Manufacturing Joint Venture
KEMET Corporation today announced the formation of a joint venture for the manufacture of certain film and electrolytic capacitors in China. KEMET Electronics Corporation (KEC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, and Jianghai (Nantong) Film Capacitor Co., Ltd. (Jianghai Film), a subsidiary of Nantong Jianghai Capacitor Co., Ltd. (Jianghai), have entered into a Joint Venture Agreement for the formation of KEMET Jianghai Electronic Components Co. Ltd., a limited liability company located in Nantong, China.
KEMET Jianghai Electronic Components will manufacture axial electrolytic capacitors and (H)EV Film dc brick capacitors, for distribution through the KEMET and Jianghai sales channels. KEC and Jianghai Film will each provide initial capital contributions of $5 million through a combination of cash and manufacturing equipment, and will be equally represented on the joint venture’s board of directors.
Andreas Meier, KEMET’s Senior Vice President, Film & Electrolytics Business Group, stated, “Our new joint venture with Jianghai Film combines KEMET’s technological expertise in film and electrolytic capacitors with Jianghai’s manufacturing proficiencies, which we expect will provide best-in-class, cost-competitive film and electrolytic capacitor solutions for automotive, industrial and other customers in Asia and throughout the world.”
“Our joint venture with Jianghai reflects our ongoing commitment to establish our manufacturing operations in locations that best support our customers’ supply chains, while continuing to meet the highest standards in product quality and fulfillment,” stated Per Loof, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer.
KEMET will continue to support its customers in Europe and the Americas through its Italy and Macedonia locations for (H)EV Film dc brick capacitors and its customers worldwide through its manufacturing operations located in Portugal and Sweden for axial electrolytic capacitors.