AESC Li-ion Battery Plant

Located in an expansive 870-acre technology and commerce park in Florence, LJC and Clayco are proud to introduce this groundbreaking project that will redefine the future of battery technology. This new plant, is set to become a beacon of innovation and sustainability. As part of AESC’s multi-year partnership with BMW, the plant will revolutionize the production and supply of state-of-the-art battery cells for the next generation of electric vehicle models.

At the heart of this project lies a commitment to push the boundaries of what electric vehicle batteries can achieve. The advanced battery format developed by AESC will boast a staggering 20% increase in energy density compared to the current generation. 

Aligned with AESC’s global commitment to sustainability, this new manufacturing plant will operate on 100% net zero-carbon energy. The plant will minimize its carbon footprint while maximizing efficiency by harnessing leading net-zero system solutions, including renewable energy generation and innovative AI-powered energy management systems. The company maintains complete transparency regarding extraction methods and steadily increases reliance on recycled materials. These efforts will contribute to a notable reduction in carbon dioxide emissions from cell production in the new plant, further solidifying AESC’s commitment to environmental stewardship.

In summary, LJC is excited to be an integral part of shaping the future of sustainable transportation by designing and building this groundbreaking battery plant. With a focus on innovation, job creation, and environmental responsibility, this facility will serve as a vital hub, manufacturing cutting-edge battery cells that will power the next generation of electric vehicles.




Florence, SC


1,300,000 SF
286 Acres


  • Architecture
  • Technical Assurance Group