UK battery manufacturer Britishvolt has invested more than £200 million to scale-up their battery production facility. Britishvolt is working with real estate logistics operator Prologis to scale-up a battery production facility in England’s West Midlands.
The West Midlands region of England has been host to other battery heavyweights including the Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG), the Advanced Propulsion Centre, and the UK Center for Battery Industrialization. Britishvolt facility in the West Midlands is expected to open 150 new highly skilled and paid jobs
“This is another important milestone for Britishvolt, UK plc and its world class automotive industry,” said Paul Franklin, property director at Britishvolt.
Despite being located four hours south of the Britishvolt gigaplant in Northumberland, which is expected to start operating in 2024, the facility in the West Midlands is expected to provide more value to the company.
The Britishvolt Gigaplant in Northumberland is on the site of the former Blyth coal-fired power station.
Gigaplant Britishvolt is expected to produce batteries for more than 300,000 EVs annually. Gigaplant Britishvolt created 3,000 direct jobs related to electric vehicle production and 5,000 indirect jobs related to the wider supply chain.