Last Thursday, we expanded our engineering research and development capabilities by adding a new Engineering and Technology Center of Excellence (here's the press release). The 6,000-square foot expansion gives us more than 10,000-square feet of engineering and testing space under one roof. The world-class facility provides the additional resources needed to innovate the power solutions industry into the future.
At a ribbon cutting ceremony, our employees, partners and customers got a first look at the next-generation addition, which features a secure research and development area and a state-of-the-art testing lab area. Situated adjacent to our on-site manufacturing plant in Woodridge, Ill., it also furthers our Made-in-America capabilities.
The Engineering and Technology Center of Excellence will serve as our United States research and development hub, collaborating with nearly 100 degreed engineers, including four PhDs around the globe, to solve our customers’ portable power needs.
The battery packs and chargers developed within this facility will power end use devices ranging from portable medical devices to military electronics to data center uninterruptible power systems. By opening this next-generation facility, we’re affirming our commitment to developing innovative, custom battery packs and chargers that allow our customers to differentiate themselves in the marketplace.
- Rebecca Kritzman, director of marketing and communications