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AESC is a global leader in the development and manufacturing of high-performance batteries for zero-emission electric vehicles and energy storage systems.
Founded in Japan in 2007 and headquartered in Yokohama, AESC has been building manufacturing capabilities around the world in the U.S., U.K., Europe, Japan and China to serve key markets and leading customers locally for over 14 years.

Today, AESC has become the partner of choice for the world’ s leading OEMs and energy storage providers in North America, Europe, and Asia. Its advanced technology powers over one million of vehicles and provides more than 15GWh of installed capacity for battery energy systems in over 60 countries.

Based in Sunderland, North East England, the AESC UK battery plant plays an integral role in our commitment to growth, quality, and innovation alongside over 500 employees who work within it. The Sunderland plant, operational since 2012, is Europe’s first and the UK’s only EV battery factory for over a decade, with an annual capacity of 1.9 GWh.

In July 2021, AESC announced the construction of AESC’s second Sunderland battery plant, which will be the UK’s largest gigafactory. When operational, it will have a capacity of 15.8 GWh and employ more than 1,000 people. This represents a six-fold increase in UK electric vehicle battery production.  

The new gigafactory will be powered by 100% carbon neutral energy, aligning with our company’s global commitment to sustainability.

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Quality Management Systems Engineer

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AESC is a Japanese headquartered business that operates a 28,000 m2 Electric Vehicle Gigafactory in Sunderland.  A second 151,000 m2 Gigafactory – the size of 23 football pitches - is under construction at the International Advanced Manufacturing ...

Maintenance Training Officer

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AESC is the world’s leading battery technology company and lithium-ion battery manufacturer. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of one of the North East’s highest profile manufacturing plants as we are expanding our operations at our batte...

Financial Accountant

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Reporting to the Finance Manager, the successful candidates will have responsibility for a range of finance tasks for a rapidly expanding manufacturing business across two sites.  Main duties will include global, regional, sales & admin overhe...

Latest News.

Alison Cox Q&A
Operator Alison Cox joined AESC when our first battery plant was still under construction. She became one of our longest serving and most respected operators before she retired at the end of February 2024. Her skill, experience and teamwork mean she’ll be missed by all of us at AESC UK. Bef...
Rob - Maintenance apprenticeship Q&A
AESC is an organisation that prides itself on training its staff to become a highly skilled workforce. At the heart of this commitment is our four-year maintenance technician apprenticeship. It is the single biggest commitment, both in time and bu...
50 million electric vehicle battery cells
AESC UK builds its 50 millionth electric vehicle battery cell in Sunderland. Since 2012 AESC UK has built enough cells to power the equivalent of 250,000 electric vehicles. Over 79 of the staff who were here at the start of production ar...