A leading energy storage firm is continuing its plans for substantial investment in North Staffordshire by submitting proposals for a second multi-million pound factory in the area.
GivEnergy is currently building its first Stoke-on-Trent factory, which will be used to manufacture its commercial battery storage systems, with the project due to be completed in November.
Now the firm has submitted plans for a second factory, also on Chemical Lane, which is earmarked for the production of GivEnergy’s inverters and EV chargers.
The latest scheme – which will replace the company’s current, old building on the site – is expected to cost up to £5 million and will create up to 100 jobs.
The employment opportunities will span across manufacturing, warehouse, test and repair and engineering.
It will allow the company to ramp up the UK production of clean energy solutions that help homes achieve net zero.
“We are delighted to reach this planning landmark with a scheme set to help regenerate Stoke-on-Trent,” said Jason Howlett, GivEnergy CEO, pictured above. “From a business perspective, the plans deliver against our goals to nearshore our manufacturing, improve supply for the UK and Europe, and become even more sustainable in our operations.
“From a community perspective, meanwhile, we couldn’t be more excited to continue investing in North Staffordshire. We’re already headquartered in Newcastle-under-Lyme, following the purchase of a three-storey premises earlier this year.
“Now, as our local investment continues at pace, we’re absolutely committed to stimulating local job creation in the rewarding renewables sector.
“It’s our goal to put North Staffs on the map as a centre of excellence for the renewables industry. With not one but two manufacturing facilities in Stoke-on-Trent, we’re one step closer to achieving this goal.”
GivEnergy manufactures electronic equipment designed to manage energy use and production.
Plans for the new factory involve covering the roof in solar panels, with a huge rainwater tank installed too.
Depending on the length of the planning process, it is hoped that construction can start early next year.
Original article from Daily Focus