Battery maker relocating operation
A maker of lithium-ion batteries in the region is expanding into a new location.
Volta Power Systems said last week it has signed a lease for a new manufacturing facility in Holland, at 11253 James St.
Volta will relocate its operations to the new 7,800-square-foot facility by the end of the month.
The company is moving from a 4,000-square-foot space in Holland, at 10787 Paw Paw Dr., which it leased from its business partner, Inline Electric.
Volta makes lithium-ion energy storage systems for recreational vehicles, marine applications and specialty commercial vehicles.
Volta said the expansion is driven by increased demand from its customers, which include Liberty Coach and specialty equipment manufacturer ETI, as well as “several more opportunities under development.”
The company plans to add four positions in assembly and chemical engineering to its team in 2017, due to the increased demand for products.
Jack Johnson, co-founder of Volta Power Systems, said he’s excited about the company’s growth.
“It validates that we made the right choice two years ago, to take a leap of faith and leave our long-held positions in the industry to provide lithium-ion energy solutions to small and mid-size businesses,” Johnson said.