Electric vehicle components company to build North American HQ site in Johnson County

Published: Aug. 2, 2023 at 9:12 AM CDT
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OLATHE, Kan. (KCTV) - More than a hundred jobs will be created at the New Century Commerce Center as a company establishes its North American headquarters in the Kansas City area.

“Cnano Technology is incredibly excited to partner with Johnson County to build out a new U.S. facility to manufacture conductive and structural additive products for the lithium-ion battery, rubber and polymer, and composite markets,” Cnano Technology USA president Shawn Montgomery said in a statement. “We’re proud to bring cutting-edge technology, investment dollars and, most importantly, jobs to the region.”

Cnano Technology announced Wednesday morning that its new manufacturing facility in Johnson County will create liquid conductive paste, a component used for a variety of electronic applications, including batteries for electric vehicles, cell phones and power tools.

“This is high skilled manufacturing, everything that has been automated has already been automated. So this is an opportunity for that high skilled manufacturing that buoys the middle class and upper middle class in America and we are glad to be helping bring that back to our country.”

The KC region continues to attract companies related to the EV industry including Cnano and Panasonic, solidifying the area as a top destination for growth in the industrial sector

Chris Gutierres, President of KC Smartport, who led the project for the Kansas City area development council told KCTV5 in a statement.

The New Century facility is expected to create 112 jobs with a payroll of $7.1 million at the 333,000-square-foot operation.

“A new company, I think it’s a good thing to get more jobs, because a lot of people out here want to work around here.” Luke Kangnigan, Johnson County Resident.

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