The Brisbane-based maker of world-leading electric vehicle fast chargers, Tritium, has tripled its manufacturing capability, with the move to a new, larger high-tech production facility.
The company said on Wednesday that the move – it’s second such upgrade in three years – was the result of increased international demand for its award-winning Veefil 50kW DC fast charging stations.
Last year, Tritium secured a deal to supply New Zealand with 23 Veefil units as a first instalment of a three-year project to establish a network of fast chargers across the country.
The technology is also being supplied to California-based ChargePoint, as part of a huge deal that will see the award-winning Veefil fast charging stations installed throughout the US, including the express charging corridors on both the east and west coasts.
The new factory is also expected to allow expansion for Tritium’s upcoming new product releases and create new export manufacturing jobs, the company said.
“This is our second move to larger premises since we launched the Veefil in 2013”, said Paul Sernia, Tritium’s commercial director. “With the huge demand we’ve experienced from export markets in the past couple of years we found that we quickly needed more space.
“We have the skills and expertise to design and manufacture to the highest standards here in Australia, so it makes sense to keep that expertise local,” Sernia added. “This gives us the ability to more easily tailor the product to our customers’ specifications and provide solutions to individual requirements – something for which we are being increasingly asked.”