Nidec pumping out EV chargers, power conversion systems at updated Cleveland facility

Nidec is an electric motor manufacturer with headquarters in Kyoto, Japan, that is expanding its U.S. manufacturing footprint for DC Fast chargers for electric vehicles (EV) and Power Conversion Systems (PCS) for battery energy storage systems (BESS). This month, Nidec started new manufacturing lines for Nidec at its newly-upgraded state-of-the-art facility in Cleveland.

The products designed, engineered, manufactured, and fully tested at this facility support new energy initiatives throughout the United States, such as the recently announced Dogfish BESS project awarded by Gore Street Fund PLC, which will deliver improved reliability to the ERCOT power grid system in Texas.

“It means more work for Ohioans up and down the supply chain at manufacturers like Nidec,” commented Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown. “This expansion will create new opportunities for Ohio businesses and workers and will continue to cement our state’s leadership in manufacturing and innovation.”

The investment in the Cleveland facility is part of Nidec’s commitment to enabling the global energy transition by developing high-performance electrical products and solutions. With products and initiatives such as DC Fast chargers and BESS, Nidec deploys technologies that deliver reliable energy at any time and in any weather condition. This hardware is complemented by strong proprietary software and a dedicated service offering, ensuring that Nidec customers enjoy optimized performance, high reliability, and long installment lifecycles.

Nidec already boasts an impressive track record in the European market, with a BESS install base that can provide back-up power to up to five million homes, and EV charger deployments that support energy distributors, companies, and municipalities throughout the region. After receiving third party certification to meet American safety standards, Nidec now brings this proven EV charging technology to the American market, providing the high-quality, reliable, and safe solutions needed to enable EV adoption.

“The advanced technology Nidec manufactures here in Cleveland keeps the U.S. on the leading front of the global energy transition because we can support new energy installments within the U.S., for the U.S.,” commented Ali Karvar, President and General Manager of Nidec Conversion-Americas.

Nidec expects to add more skilled manufacturing technicians, engineers, and R&D positions to its Cleveland facility as it grows its local supplier base to meet domestic BESS and EV charging demand over the coming years.

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