Brisbane-based designer and manufacturer of electric vehicle fast chargers, Tritium, has opened its new expanded facility that will increase the company’s manufacturing capacity by 600 per cent.
Tritium, which received a $2.5 million grant under the Advance Queensland Business Development Fund last year, has been experiencing an increase in demand for its award-winning electric vehicle charging system Veefil.
The company sold more than 700 of the Veefil systems since 2015 and has also won a tender to provide 52 units for a German power distribution company.
Additionally, it won a contract from the Queensland Government to supply 15 Veefil fast chargers for EVs to be installed on the first phase of a new Queensland Super Highway stretching from the Gold Coast to Cairns.
This increase in orders prompted the company to expand its manufacturing facility and add some 50 new jobs to its existing workforce.
Minister for Main Roads and Road Safety and Minister for Energy Mark Bailey, who attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony at Brisbane on Wednesday, said Tritium was quickly becoming a world leader in the electric vehicle industry.
“I’m pleased to celebrate Tritium’s expansion and commercial success today, and look forward to seeing their business continue to grow and innovate in the future,” Mr Bailey said.
“Part of that success story is the series of fast-charging electric vehicle stations we’re rolling out right up the Queensland coast from the Gold Coast to Cairns to encourage the uptake of electric vehicles in Queensland.”
Treasurer and Minister for Trade and Investment Curtis Pitt congratulated Tritium on their global success, including the recent opening of its first overseas premises in Torrance, California.
“The technology used in Tritium’s ‘Veefil’ electric vehicle charger was designed and built in Brisbane and is now being supplied in over 20 countries all around the world,” Mr Pitt added.
“While visiting the site in June last year, I announced the Palaszczuk Government was investing in this home-grown company through a $2.5 million grant under our Advance Queensland Business Development Fund.”
“It is great to see this innovative business create an additional 50 jobs in Brisbane and expand their Murarrie manufacturing facilities by 600 per cent.”