Proving large-scale manufacturing and innovation are alive and well in America’s heartland, Battle Motors announced today that the company’s newly expanded production facility is open and fully operational. A game-changer for the company, a leader in the vocational truck industry, the factory’s size increased significantly—from 125,000 square feet to 325,000 square feet—or more than five football fields. Located in New Philadelphia, Ohio, the facility is where Battle Motors manufactures purpose-built Diesel, CNG (Clean Natural Gas) and all-electric vehicles.
The newly modernized facility is designed to maximize throughput of the company’s multiple production lines and transform operations as Battle Motors scales-up to meet the demands of the evolving transportation landscape. From additional production lines, shipping bays and receiving docks to the latest technologies utilized for fabrication, paint application and vehicle assembly, Battle Motors has effectively cleared the runway in preparation to take leadership of the heavy-duty truck industry through the nationwide deployment of fully electric trucks.
Founder and CEO of Battle Motors, Michael Patterson, says the “expansion of our factory and scaling of production represents the most ambitious chapter yet in the 75-year history of this company. We have made the investment in the expansion of the physical plant, acquired the right technology, and most importantly, we have made a commitment to the people of Central Ohio by already adding 200 employees to our workforce and creating high-tech jobs at a truly momentous time. It’s game on.”
Full Speed Ahead
To accomplish this far-reaching vision, Battle Motors invested 32 million dollars in the facility to jump-start fabrication, production capacity, and vehicle delivery on a level commensurate with the company’s plans. The investment enables the team at Battle Motors to manufacture their full line of trucks with disruptive feature sets including a best-in-class powertrain paired with the Battle Motors “Smart Cab” featuring a digital instrument cluster and proprietary software, RevolutionOS™.
“Reaching this milestone is definitely an achievement we’re very proud of,” said the company’s COO, Cody Boggs. “Our team of local labor and contractors minimized the disruption that can be expected with an expansion of this size and our production numbers throughout have been really impressive. Working within the limitations of our original factory, we still hit record numbers month-over-month, reaching our 2021 total by July of this year.”
Today, Battle Motors executives are more optimistic than ever about future production. This is driven by the new facility’s continuous assembly flow and automation upgrades, powered by vertical integration capabilities including 3D printing, laser cutting, and CNC machining.
Looking down the road ahead, company leadership notes Battle Motors owns additional acreage adjacent to the new facility where the build-out of new assets are planned. These include everything from R&D and prototype fabrication spaces to a test track.
ABOUT BATTLE MOTORS
Battle Motors was founded in 2021 by Mike Patterson, the founder of Romeo Power. Battle Motors, a leader in the development of electric vehicle (EV) technology, acquired commercial vehicle Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM), Crane Carrier Company, LLC (CCC) in 2021. Battle Motors is the leader in the vocational truck industry, providing work-ready diesel, clean natural gas (CNG), and now EV chassis designed and manufactured in North America for the refuse and recycling markets. Battle Motor’s durable, dependable trucks are built to excel in a multitude of applications that now include middle-mile and last-mile delivery. CCC has been manufacturing commercial vehicles for 76 years and is based in New Philadelphia, Ohio. www.battlemotors.com