Automotive component manufacturer Sertec is set to create new jobs in the city region after securing a deal to localise the manufacture of battery housings.
The newly commissioned work has come from Envision AESC UK’s existing production site in Sunderland where it makes lithium Ion batteries for the Nissan Leaf electric vehicle.
Sertec, which is based near Coleshill, will carry out the manufacture and assembly of the battery housings which will create new roles at its plant and new training and development opportunities within the business.
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It has delivered a fully automated, no-touch process line which will put the battery housing parts into production packaging ready to feed into the Envision AESC facility in the North East.
The introduction of this work has seen a further investment of £1 million from Sertec.
Chief executive Grant Adams said: “We welcome the opportunity to work with Envision AESC on developing an engineering solution for them that will further add to their capability in the electric vehicle market.
“The electric vehicle market is a growing one in the UK and our vision is to be a key operator within it.
“By winning and delivering projects such as this for Envision AESC, we are putting ourselves in the driving seat to achieve that ambition.”