LG's Fort Worth Factory Ventures into EV Charger Production

LG is Empowering Innovation at Fort Worth with a new EV Battery Charger Factory. LG’s Michael Kosla is Proud to Support Electrification in the USA

LG Electronics has opened its first factory in the USA for assembling electric vehicle charging stations, based in Fort Worth, Texas. The factory will support the expanding demand for EV charging infrastructure across the USA.

LG Electronics moves from manufacturing phones to EVs in Fort Worth

LG Electronics Inc. was founded in 1958, South Korea. In 2020, the company sold 23m phones, totalling 2% of the global mobile phone market. In 2021, LG announced that it would close its mobile business unit and instead concentrate on manufacturing EV components, smart homes and other connected devices. 

The new 100,000-square-foot factory in Fort Worth is powered on 100% green power and will have an annual capacity of 12,000 units. The city is already home to an LG distribution centre for consumer electronics and home appliances.

This fresh investment in Fort Worth will bring many new technology jobs to Texas and reinforces LG’s promise to make the region an innovation and manufacturing hub.

LG’s EV charger plant celebrated in Fort Worth

LG’s entry into the US’s EV charger market was celebrated at Fort Worth by Mayor Mattie Parker and other officials, who cut the ribbon at the new plant. Mayor Parker highlighted LG’s role in Fort Worth.  

“With this global leader choosing to establish its US manufacturing base for EV chargers and creating new jobs here,” said Mayor Parker. “We take pride in knowing that LG’s advanced EV charging stations that will be deployed across the United States will be built right here in Fort Worth.”

“LG Electronics has been a leader within all the verticals you can imagine in the B2B sector, working with the best of the best in this space,” said Michael Kosla, LG Business Solutions USA Senior Vice President. “We’re leveraging those strong relationships across hotels, restaurants, venues, transit hubs, municipal buildings and other locations to do our part in building a charging infrastructure that supports the electrification of America. This state-of-the-art facility in Fort Worth is ready to go and we are extremely excited to immediately begin producing LG-manufactured Level 2 EV chargers.”


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