Panasonic Power of North America (PENA) plans to broaden in Northern Nevada with a brand new campus in Reno that ought to open in spring this 12 months.
In Panasonic’s present constructing in Reno, virtually 100 thousand sq. ft (30,480 sq. metres) is being renovated to turn into PENA’s division headquarters. The corporate says it will characteristic “state-of-the-art” engineering labs, worker recruitment and coaching amenities amongst different features.
Panasonic famously produces lithium-ion batteries on the Tesla plant in Sparks, Nevada. Whereas operations at Tesla’s Gigafactory 1 will proceed, PENA says it plans to make the most of the Reno location to broaden native engineering capability which may even require expertise acquisition and upskilling. The corporate hopes it will additional propel its place within the electrical automobile market.
“Our new facility in Reno underscores our dedication to evolving and rising to remain on the forefront of the mobility market,” mentioned Allan Swan, president, PENA. “Investing in innovation and workforce initiatives in the area people helps our mission of making a future powered by sustainable power.”