Navitas Systems Invests $9.3 Million To Expand Its Pittsfield Charter Township, Michigan, Facility
Area Development Online News Desk (10/24/2013)
Navitas Systems, a provider of energy-enabled system solutions, energy storage products, and power electronics for commercial, industrial and government agency customers, will invest $9.3 million to expand its operations and relocating to a new facility in Pittsfield Charter Township, Michigan, creating 125 storage battery manufacturing jobs.
Navitas Systems has been awarded a $1 million Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant. In addition, Pittsfield Township has additionally offered support to the project in the form of a property tax abatement.
“As someone who was born and educated in this state, I’m delighted to commit ourselves to grow our Navitas Advanced Solutions Group here in Michigan, expanding our facilities and R&D equipment and growing the team of Navitas associates,” said Navitas Systems CEO Nancie ElShafei.
“My team here is excited to be moving into a newer, more expansive facility to carry out our important research and development activities for government and commercial energy storage and power electronics customers,” said Les Alexander, Navitas Advanced Solutions Group (ASG) General Manager. The new Navitas ASG building is located at 4880 Venture Drive in Pittsfield Township. “We’ll soon be in a state-of-the-art building to house the finest in R&D equipment utilized by our world-class scientific and engineering teams—all of the major pieces will shortly be in place”, Alexander concluded.
“Navitas Systems’ new advanced battery facility in Pittsfield Township will help diversify Michigan’s economy and provide good, high paying jobs for years to come,” said Michigan Economic Development Corporation President and CEO Michael A. Finney. “The company’s decision to invest in Michigan is a strong statement about the great opportunities that, thanks to our business climate improvements, Michigan now offers to growing companies.”
"Navitas is a key player in Ann Arbor's alternative energy sector and Ann Arbor SPARK has been a strong advocate for the company at both the regional and state level, providing support for the incentives that it needs to continue to grow here," said Ann Arbor SPARK President and CEO Paul Krutko. "It's exciting that Navitas will invest in the Ann Arbor region, hire more researchers and engineers here, and continue to be part of the region's solid economic foundation."