Battle Motors announced Tuesday the company’s newly expanded production facility is open and fully operational.
A game-changer for the company, Battle Motors says the factory's size has increased significantly, from 125,000 sq.-ft., to 325,000 sq.-ft.
Located in New Philadelphia, Ohio, the facility is where Battle Motors manufactures purpose-built diesel, CNG (Clean Natural Gas) and all-electric vehicles.
Battle Motors Founder and CEO Michael Patterson says the expansion of the factory and scaling of production “represents the most ambitious chapter yet in the 75-year history of this company. We have made the investment in the expansion of the physical plant, acquired the right technology, and most importantly, we have made a commitment to the people of Central Ohio by already adding 200 employees to our workforce and creating high-tech jobs at a truly momentous time. It’s game on.”
The company states the newly modernized facility is designed to maximize throughput of the company’s multiple production lines and transform operations as Battle Motors scales-up to meet the demands of the evolving transportation landscape. From additional production lines, shipping bays and receiving docks to the latest technologies utilized for fabrication, paint application and vehicle assembly, Battle Motors has effectively cleared the runway in preparation to take leadership of the heavy-duty truck industry through the nationwide deployment of fully electric trucks, the company says.
To accomplish this far-reaching vision, Battle Motors invested $32 million in the facility to jump-start fabrication, production capacity, and vehicle delivery on a level commensurate with the company’s plans.
“Reaching this milestone is definitely an achievement of which we’re very proud,” adds COO, Cody Boggs. “Our team of local labor and contractors minimized the disruption that can be expected with an expansion of this size and our production numbers throughout have been really impressive. Working within the limitations of our original factory, we still hit record numbers month-over-month, reaching our 2021 total by July of this year.”