EXRO building new EV parts plant in Calgary
- April 4, 2021
The company will manufacturer a new class of power electronics for electric motors and batteries.
The new facility will feature 37,000 square feet of production space, product showrooms, and offices capable of producing units for its entire Coil Driver product line. The Coil Driver is a smart controller capable of driving any AC motor with increased performance in a wide range of applications, including those found in electric vehicles.
The company says its plant will embrace clean energy solutions, including solar power and battery energy storage solutions with a net zero carbon emissions objective, promising new clean technology jobs in Calgary across functions such as engineering, operations and supply chain management.
The facility will deliver up to an estimated 100,000 units per year across all the Coil Driver products, encompassing the entire product roadmap. This supports Exro's strategic milestones to focus on low-volume manufacturing while still utilizing manufacturing partners and licensing contracts for future high-volume needs.
The factory will meet certifications for ISO 9001:20151, IATF 169492, and ISO 262623 compliant product development.
Exro plans to open the facility before the end of 2021 for employees and be capable of automotive-certified production by the end of 2022.
"The launching of our new facility in Calgary is a reflection of our dedication to execute on our deliverables," commented Sue Ozdemir, CEO of Exro. "This substantiates our cost-effective automotive market strategy and further establishes Exro's position as a power electronics company."
Exro's current Calgary facility will continue to be a source for low-volume commercial products to the less regulated mobility applications with in-house design, testing, and assembly. It will remain the core innovation center for research and development, design and testing, and piloting prototypes for Coil Drivers, Battery Control Systems, and future technologies.