Thriving UK battery specialist AceOn has opened a new office in the West Midlands – creating new jobs and taking its founder back to his home patch.
SWM member AceOn, which has its headquarters in Telford, has expanded into Solihull to focus on its growing residential, commercial and industrial energy storage business.
The move will create four new jobs and marks a return to Solihull for AceOn founder Mark Thompson, who set up his original battery business in a garden shed at his father’s home in the town in 1990.
Mark said the Solihull move was the first part of an expansion strategy which could see the company setting up a new warehouse and manufacturing facility in the West Midlands Combined Authority area later in the year.
Mark said the company was now looking for a senior electrical engineer, contracts and installation manager, business development executive and sales executive as part of its drive to be a leading national distributed power solutions provider.
AceOn has more than 30 years’ experience in the design and manufacture of custom-built battery packs, supporting the development of new battery technologies and products, and the distribution of industrial and consumer batteries to the worldwide market.
The energy division provides a training, service and distribution centre to offer a full turnkey solution for residential and commercial battery energy storage systems.
The group has built a reputation as being specialists in solar and battery technology, particularly the development of bespoke, custom-built battery packs. Mark and AceOn have been selected by the UK Government as one of its Export Champions.