Exro opens automotive manufacturing facility in Calgary
By Canadian Manufacturing
CALGARY — Exro Technologies Inc., a clean technology company that has developed a class of power electronics for electric motors and batteries, announced that it has officially opened the doors for employees to its manufacturing facility in Calgary, Alberta. Exro’s 37,000 square foot Canadian facility will feature automotive-grade production lines, product showrooms, and collaborative office space for the Company’s team of 50+ Calgary-based employees.
Exro’s Canadian facility will be compliant with automotive grade manufacturing standards ISO 9001:2015 and IATF 16949, as well as ISO 26262 for functional safety. The facility can support low-volume manufacturing and deliver approximately 100,000 Coil Driver units per year for use across a wide range of electric mobility applications from two-wheel recreational to passenger vehicles and even up to commercial and industrial vehicle applications. The facility will also manufacture the Battery Control System for energy storage applications.
The facility will be managed by Simon Strawbridge, Exro’s Vice President of Manufacturing. Having relocated from the U.K. to Calgary, Alberta, Strawbridge brings a background in manufacturing operations within the automotive industry. Strawbridge will focus on delivering a manufacturing facility at Exro. He will oversee the completion of the facility, reportedly employing best production practices that improve efficiencies, reduce operational costs, and increase productivity.
To meet automakers’ staunch Environmental, Social and Governance supply chain expectations, Exro’s facility in Calgary will run on clean energy solutions including solar power with a rooftop array containing 576 solar modules, producing 425W each for a total nameplate rating of 244.8kW and battery energy storage solutions.
“In 18 months, our team has grown from a single research and development center with 5 employees in Canada to establish a formidable presence across North America, having opened the doors to our U.S. headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona last month, and now our Canadian manufacturing facility in Calgary, Alberta,” said Sue Ozdemir, CEO of Exro. “This new facility, which will house our 50 and counting group of employees, represents our commitment to providing high quality products and ensures a culture of sustainable business practices.”