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QLD electric car manufacturer to triple workforce at Global HQ

An Australian manufacturer tasked with building infrastructure for electric vehicle charging stations has opened a new facility in Brisbane.

The plant will allow Tritium to increase its capacity seven-times over and will triple its high-tech manufacturing workforce, the company’s CEO David Finn has announced.

“This facility will allow us to fine tune our production process, and make sure we are hitting the high quality levels we want to achieve,” he said.

“However, in the future we will need to be manufacturing closer to our core markets and within five years we estimate Brisbane will be just a small output in our production capacity.”

In a ceremony attended by the Mark Bailey, minister for Main Roads, Safety and Ports, Energy, Biofuels and Water Supply, Tritium announced the new facility will enable the company to produce 6,000 Veefil fast chargers for electric vehicles every year.

The Veefil-RT is operational in 22 countries with and is used by international infrastructure providers including ChargePoint, Stromnetz, Fortum Charge and Drive.

“Around 95 per cent of our sales are export and we currently are seeing a lot of activity in public charging networks in Europe and the US,” Finn continued.

“The Veefil-RT 50kW fast charger, which was 10 years in development, was only launched four years ago and has been an outstanding international success, with innovative new technology developed in house.

“It was the start of a range of fast chargers that is continuing to grow and we are preparing for three new products to be launched next year.”

 As well as the Global HQ in Brisbane, Tritium opened a sales and manufacturing facility in California US earlier this year and plans to open a European sales office in Amsterdam in the final quarter.

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