Karlstein am Main, 05/29/2019 – The BMZ Group, leading manufacturer of lithium-ion battery systems in Europe, opened the new headquarters of the American subsidiary BMZ USA on May 23, 2019 in Virgina Beach, VA. More than 100 local and international business partners joined BMZ USA to attend the grand opening ceremony, to tour the operations and to celebrate the significant step for the US battery market.
The new building offers approx. 26,000 sqft for use by production, warehousing and also as office space. BMZ USA has substantially grown it’s US business in the last two years, constantly adding new staff and installing assembly lines to support US-based battery pack production. In total, BMZ has invested more than $ 2 million in ultra-modern production equipment in addition to the conversion of the building. Moving to the new premises is the most recent step that BMZ has taken to grow their US business. Since 2017, BMZ USA has created 30 new jobs in Virginia Beach and has announced to hire a further 20 more people before end of the year.
Looking towards the upcoming 24 months, Kai Schoeffler, General Manager of BMZ USA said: “We will invest about $3 million in equipment and fill up our production floor with additional automated assembly lines in order to both relocate existing lines from overseas to the US and assemble some of the currently being developed products here in Virginia Beach. Our engineering team will more than double, not only increasing manpower, but also adding to our expertise, so we can work on new exciting projects from all industries.”
About BMZ USA:
BMZ’s U.S. facility handles North American sales, assembly, distribution, research and development of lithium ion battery units for a variety of industry sectors. The batteries are used in power and garden tools, material handling, medical devices, wind and solar energy, household items and e-bikes. BMZ also imports lithium ion batteries and chargers from its manufacturing facilities in Asia and Europe and partners with local companies to manufacture plastic housings wiring harnesses and other components.
About BMZ Group:
The BMZ Group is a global player in the production of lithium-ion battery system solutions. The group is headquartered in Germany and has further production facilities in China, Poland and the US, as well as offices in Japan and France. In addition, there are research and development sites worldwide. Around 3,000 employees work for the BMZ Group worldwide.