Brisbane-based Century Batteries is investing $7 million its Australian manufacturing facility, which is expected to boost production to more than 1.3 million batteries per year with almost all materials and components also sourced locally.
Century, which recently gave Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk a tour of its Carole Park facility, employs around 600 people across Australia and New Zealand. It says this contributes more than $100 million back into the Australian economy every year.
The company’s General Manager for Automotive Sales in Australia and New Zealand, Stu Stanners, said the investment would boost annual production capacity by almost 20 per cent.
“We are committed to continuous new product development and invest significantly in local manufacturing to ensure we set new standards in product performance,” he said.
“Our core strength and competitive advantage lie in delivering exceptional products supported with an industry-leading service network.”
Stanners went on to explain that Century sources lead ore from South Australia, recycled components from New South Wales and plastics and signage from Queensland.