VIRGINIA BEACH — BMZ Group, an European-based high tech battery company recently opened its doors here.
The company celebrated the grand opening as a significant step for their U.S. battery market and the city celebrated the opening for the new jobs they’ll bring to the region.
The new building offers approximately 26,000 square feet for production, warehousing and office space.
Since 2017, BMZ USA has created 30 new jobs in the city and has announced to hire a 20 more people before the end of the year, BMZ officials said.
Looking toward the upcoming 24 months, Kai Schoeffler, general manager of BMZ USA said, “we will invest about $3 million in equipment and fill up our production floor with additional automated assembly lines in order to both relocate existing lines from overseas to the US and assemble some of the currently being developed products here in Virginia Beach.”
“Our engineering team will more than double, not only increasing manpower, but also adding to our expertise, so we can work on new exciting projects from all industries,” Schoeffler added.