BMZ opens facility in North America

Karlstein, Germany — In addition to ongoing expansions at its production facilities in Germany, Poland and China, BMZ Batterien-Montage-Zentrum GmbH, with BMZ USA Inc., has opened its first battery-pack production plant in North America. BMZ is a leading system supplier of rechargeable battery packs in Europe.

The state-of-the-art facility in Virginia Beach will assemble customer-specific battery systems used in a variety of applications including household and garden appliances, power tools, portable medical devices, wind and solar plants, electric vehicles and aerospace. The company also will distribute lithium cells from various Asian manufacturers.

“With the development of well over 4200 customer-specific battery packs for the European market, BMZ has in the past few years built up a unique pool of expertise, which we now also want to make available to the North American market through our specialists in the USA,” stated Sven Bauer, founder and managing director of BMZ.

“Demand for the high-quality customer-specific configured BMZ battery packs is already at such a high level that we expect to hire an additional 50 people by the end of this year,” added Bauer. “If this trend continues, the number of employees could even increase to more than 300 by the end of 2012.”