Ecobat Solutions UK has announced the appointment of two new employees to its EV (electric vehicle) battery diagnosis and disassembly facility, including the company’s first apprentice.
The Darlaston-based company is a well-established recycler of automotive and domestic batteries and employs over 85 employees in the UK alone. Following a re-brand and the investment of over £2m in its EV battery processing capabilities in the UK, the company has now recruited two further colleagues.
Scott Clarke, 38, a sports-loving family man from Aldridge, joins the company as an EV engineer and looks forward to developing his high-voltage skills in dismantling batteries for recycling. Alongside Scott is 20-year-old Hollie Evans from Wolverhampton, a natural thrill-seeker and problem solver, who joins as an EV battery apprentice and will complement her engineering development with real-world experience in Ecobat’s advanced battery recycling facility.
Dr Simon Cupples, Managing Director and Vice-President of Advanced Battery Solutions Europe, commented, “I’m very pleased to welcome Scott and Hollie to Ecobat Solutions. They’re joining at a very exciting time as we expand our capacity. Our fully-integrated solution for EV batteries is what sets us apart, and our new colleagues will be playing their part in the delivery of this service to vehicle manufacturers across Europe.”
Scott and Hollie will contribute to Ecobat’s mission to improve the circularity of resources in the battery production and supply chain. The UK facility has a processing capacity for up to 15,000 EV batteries annually, including end-of-life, damaged, defective and critical batteries. Its full-service solution includes logistics, storage, diagnosis, disassembly, re-engineering and recycling, ensuring that EV batteries reach their full potential before reaching end-of-life.
About Ecobat Solutions
Ecobat is the world’s biggest recycler of batteries. We specialise in processes that harness precious resources more efficiently. We invent new solutions to improve products’ reusability. And we do it all with an emphasis on the good of our employees and the environment. Ecobat doesn’t make batteries; we make the business of batteries safer and more sustainable.
Ecobat Solutions offers a portfolio of services to help vehicle manufacturers meet their legal obligations, remain compliant with battery transport regulations and handle critical incidents discreetly. Services are provided at Ecobat Solutions’ licensed and permitted sites, while engineers are equipped to visit customer premises if required.
Manufacturers, not just in automotive but across aviation, marine and industrial, are pushing hard towards 2030’s targets for EV adoption, electrification and carbon-neutral status. Prototyping and warranty obligations create the need for a flexible, external resource in the early stages of development, while the supply chain for second-life and end-of- life batteries is also developing rapidly.
Since opening its EV Battery Diagnosis and Disassembly centre in January 2021, Ecobat Solutions has already collected, diagnosed and processed over 3000 EV batteries. The company continues to invest in employees, equipment and infrastructure to provide compliant and safe solutions to manufacturers’ supply chains.
For more information on how Ecobat can help your business, visit www.ecobat.com/solutions