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GivEnergy has launched its first manufacturing facility in the UK to develop commercial energy storage systems.

The site in Staffordshire also has space reserved for future manufacturing of the company’s smaller products, such as its EV charger.

The factory will conduct repairs, recycling, and repurposing of damaged or outdated GivEnergy battery systems through a specially designed R&D lab.

Jason Howlett, GivEnergy Group CEO, said: We’re passionate about turning North Staffordshire into a centre of excellence for the renewables industry. This new manufacturing site is just one part of that mission. We’ve already invested substantially in the region over the past 18 months with a new HQ, additional property acquisitions, and heavy recruitment drives.

“Now, we’re thrilled to be able to continue fostering economic growth and creating highly-skilled job opportunities via a British manufacturing facility.”

The opening took place at a launch event on April 26, 2024, where guests like Amanda Solloway, parliamentary under Secretary of State (Department for Energy Security and Net Zero), and Aaron Bell MP attended.

Representatives from organisations including Octopus Energy, E.ON, Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce, Keele and Staffordshire Universities, Beat the Cold charity, multiple leaders in renewables wholesale, and others were also present.

Aaron Bell, MP for Newcastle Under Lyme, said: “I was thrilled to be asked to open this amazing new facility which will genuinely have a great impact on people’s lives. GivEnergy is a fantastic entrepreneurial business which has grown amazingly over these last few years. Their battery technology can lift people out of fuel poverty with greener energy, and they are working at pace with charities and the Government to achieve that. “

“I am delighted to see this Newcastle-based business go from strength to strength. Congratulations to Jason Howlett and his team at GivEnergy for creating local jobs and growing manufacturing here in North Staffordshire, while combating fuel poverty and promoting sustainability. This amazing local business has rapidly grown over the past five years, expanding globally to South Africa, the Netherlands, Singapore, and Australia. I look forward to seeing their progress over the next five years.”

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