The global demand for zero-emission commercial vehicles is rising as the world is becoming ever more committed to combatting climate change. Hexagon Purus, with its purpose to help drive energy transformation through zero emission solutions, announces the opening of its new engineering and manufacturing facility for battery and hydrogen storage systems in Kelowna, Canada. This is Hexagon Purus’ second opening of a new manufacturing facility this year, following the successful opening of its new hydrogen cylinder production facility in Westminster, Maryland, USA in January.
The 60,000 square foot facility will support the annual production of more than 1,000 battery systems for heavy duty vehicle applications and will employ up to 150 engineers and assembly technicians.
“We are currently providing battery and fuel cell electric systems for several heavy-duty trucking OEMs. This site will serve a dual role, not only as a highly automated battery pack production site but also a technical center of excellence for everything zero emission focused” says Todd Sloan, EVP at Hexagon Purus.