Agility Fuel Systems Opens New Facility in North Carolina
Agility Fuel Systems celebrated the opening of their new manufacturing plant in Salisbury, North Carolina, with a ribbon cutting ceremony at which more than 300 guests attended. The new 204,000 sq. ft. facility will be the industry’s first vertically integrated natural gas fuel system production facility, ensuring best in class products, quality cost and lead times. It marks the transition in Agility’s manufacturing footprint from Kelowna, Canada, to the new plant in North Carolina that will happen over the next six months. Kelowna will remain as Agility’s Technical Engineering center for the company.
“Salisbury is proud to partner with Agility Fuel Systems on this new facility, bringing jobs to our community and producing a clean technology product that has a positive environmental impact,” said Salisbury Mayor Paul Woodson.
The Salisbury plant will produce lighter, higher capacity CNG cylinders in-house. The facility is equipped with the latest Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) laser and metals fabrications technology to ensure exacting dimensional control guaranteeing the best quality, and an automated paint shop with both powder and wet-coat capabilities. The facility will also assemble and install the fuel systems for a variety of vehicle systems and a range of customers’ requirements and applications.
“With this facility which represents a $20 million dollar investment, we will be able to meet and exceed the most stringent product requirements that our fleet customers, dealers, and OEMs demand,” said William Nowicke, Agility Fuel Systems COO. “We want to thank all of our suppliers, contractors and employees for making this plant a reality.”