John Deere Electric Powertrain LLC has announced plans to build a battery and charger manufacturing facility in Kernersville, North Carolina. The company will invest $69.6 million into the project, generating 50 new jobs in the process. According to the company, the 115,000-square foot plant will produce Kreisel battery packs for high performance and large, off-highway equipment applications. CHIMERO chargers and related technology will also be manufactured at the plant. John Deere Electric Powertrain will receive a performance-based grant of $100,000 from the One North Carolina Fund.
In a recent quote, Pierre Guyot, Senior Vice President of John Deere Power Systems and Chairman of Kreisel Electric, said, “As the demand for electric solutions continues to increase, this strategic investment in growing our production capacity will help strengthen our position as an international battery technology leader. Within the evolving off-highway equipment market, we are prioritizing the development of a robust charging ecosystem and battery portfolio that can support and sustain the long-term adoption of electrification across a wide variety of applications.”
Investing in American Manufacturing - 2023
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