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 U.S. battery market.
The new building offers approximately 26,000 sq. ft. for use by production, warehousing and also as office space. BMZ USA has substantially grown its U.S. business in the last 2 years, constantly adding new staff and installing assembly lines to support U.S.-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 U.S. 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 U.S. 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.”