Leclanché SA, a Switzerland-based energy storage solutions company, has announced the opening of its North American subsidiary’s new research and manufacturing facility, located within Purdue University’s “Polytechnic Center” in Anderson, Ind.
The Purdue Polytechnic and Flagship Enterprise Center is an educational complex creating hands-on interaction and engagement with high-tech Indiana companies all under one roof.
Globally, Leclanché produces a wide range of energy storage solutions for electric grids, as well as homes, small offices and transport. Leclanché North America, headquartered in Dallas, was formed in 2016 to capitalize on the renewable energy market opportunities in the U.S. and Canada. The company currently has three major projects underway in North America, including energy storage systems for grid ancillary services in the midwest U.S. and Ontario, as well as a recently announced network of electric vehicle fast-charging stations along a portion of the Trans-Canada Highway.
“We are extremely pleased to be part of this dynamic Enterprise Center at Purdue Polytechnic, which brings together the university’s incredible resources and engineering traditions,” comments Thom Reddington, senior vice president of Leclanché North America. “While this facility once saw tremendous advances in automobile engineering, it now becomes the home of future renewable energy storage solutions that will power our homes, businesses and cars in a carbon-free environment. We are honored to be part of this exciting enterprise.”