CTNS Co., Ltd. continues to create a sustainable world by manufacturing battery packs and safety control system technologies to support its U.S. demand. 

Seattle, Wash./ Changwon, Republic of Korea (April 15, 2024) – Greater Seattle Partners and CTNS Co., Ltd. today announced that the clean energy secondary battery innovation startup is expanding its manufacturing operations to Seattle, Washington.  

CTNS is a leading battery-pack startup in Korea. Utilizing its proprietary smart manufacturing and battery management system, it has successfully completed over 500 High Mix Low Volume projects totaling $30 million since 2017. 

The company manufactures customized rechargeable battery packs for small and medium-sized e-mobility, camping/leisure, service robots, and logistics robots, among many others, enabling clients to access next-generation secondary batteries with high energy density and stability. It has successfully been enforcing its business footprint in Korea by raising Series-A round funding from the venture capital and building partnerships with key players in air mobility and including Pablo Air.  

Kwon Kijeong, CEO of CTNS, spoke with ambition: “I am more than happy to announce CTNS’s incorporation in Washington State, a center of global innovation, thanks to the support from KOSME, Greater Seattle Partners, and other organizations in the region. Becoming a part of Washington’s green energy ecosystem, we are ready to contribute to the region’s development and prosperity while bridging innovation between the U.S. and Korea.” 

CTNS clean energy secondary battery innovation startup is expanding its manufacturing operations to Seattle, Washington
CTNS visit to Seattle in November 2023 

“We are thrilled to extend a warm welcome to CTNS in Greater Seattle, a hub renowned for its trailblazing role in cleantech. Our region’s commitment to achieving zero-carbon goals by 2045, and our innovative ventures in battery manufacturing, fusion, hydrogen, and sustainable aviation fuel, exemplify our dedication to a clean energy future. CTNS becomes part of a vibrant community that includes over 30 Korean companies and over 78,000 Korean residents. Moreover, Korea stands as one of our top three trading partners, with a trade volume exceeding $72 billion over the past decade,” said Josh Davis, Chief Economic Development Officer and Senior Vice President. 

GSP was joined for the announcement in Seoul as part of an International Leadership Mission where more 60 delegates from Greater Seattle are strengthening and advancing the region’s ties with South Korea in both the public and private sectors including aerospace, bio/life sciences, clean tech, education, maritime, and technology such as quantum computing, data, and artificial intelligence. 

GSP first engaged CTNS in 2023 as part of SelectUSA program and has since extensively toured the region across King, Pierce and Snohomish County engaging with the Clean Energy Test Beds at the University of Washington, K-Startup Center, Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance (PNAA), Washington Maritime Blue, and the Washington State Department of Commerce. CTNS will also participate in the Greater Seattle Export Accelerator Cohort 2 program. 

With the recently signed contract to supply EV battery pack production facilities and initial production volume worth more than $10 million with Aptera Motors, a ‘first-of-its-kind’ solar electric vehicle maker, CTNS aims not only to successfully complete the first phase of the project, but also to sign a mass production contract by 2025. Upon achieving this goal, orders are expected to reach $100 million annually. 

CTNS will initially be located in the K-Startup Center in downtown Seattle. Development plans include growing its North American HQ in the Greater Seattle region and opening a manufacturing center. 

ABOUT GREATER SEATTLE PARTNERS 

Greater Seattle Partners (GSP) is a public-private partnership that leads regional economic development through global business attraction, site selection and investment and trade opportunities in the greater Seattle region. GSP collaborates with community and economic development partners to ensure that every person in the Puget Sound region has the opportunity to prosper. We strive to attract and retain quality family/living wage jobs across all communities of the region. Throughout the world we tell the story of our talent, pioneering spirit, unique communities, and quality of life. For more information visit Greater-Seattle.com

ABOUT CTNS  

CTNS Co., Ltd is a leading battery pack provider in Korea. Since its establishment in 2017, it has successfully carried on High Mix Low Volume projects and has become a dominant player in the robotic market, as well as a reliable battery pack provider of big names in Korea. They provide quality & reliable battery pack based on its ‘proprietary smart manufacturing system’ & ‘battery data management system’. Learn more about CTNS at myctns.com/

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