Lithium-ion battery-maker EnerDel today announced the company will locate its newest manufacturing operation in Hancock County and create 500 more jobs, bringing the company to a total of 1,400 in three central Indiana locations.
EnerDel, which is owned by Ener1, Inc., announced in 2008 it would add 900 jobs by expanding its Indianapolis research and cell production center, building a new battery pack assembly center in Noblesville, and committing to locate a full-scale manufacturing site at a to-be-determined location in Indiana. This announcement means the company will grow by another 500 jobs as it prepares to open its third location in Hancock County.
The developer of lithium-ion batteries for hybrid, plug-in electric and electric vehicles will invest $237 million to lease and equip more than 200,000 square feet of space. The company has commercial and strategic partnerships with industry leading companies such as THINK, Volvo, Nissan, Mazda, the U.S. military, Japan Post, AC Transit, Portland General Electric, and ITOCHU Corp.