Switch Mobility finalises site in Spain for new manufacturing, tech centre

The company plans to utilise the greenfield site in the Soto de Medinilla area of Valladolid to roll out electric buses and light commercial vehicles. This new facility will provide us with crucial access to the European bus and light commercial vehicle market, Switch Mobility Executive Vice Chairman and CEO Andy Palmer noted.


PTI | New Delhi | Updated: 27-01-2022 20:18 IST | Created: 27-01-2022 20:18 IST
Switch Mobility finalises site in Spain for new manufacturing, tech centre
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Switch Mobility, a unit of Ashok Leyland, on Thursday said it has finalised a site in Spain for setting up a manufacturing and technology centre. The company plans to utilise the greenfield site in the Soto de Medinilla area of Valladolid to roll out electric buses and light commercial vehicles. An investment of 100 million euros is planned over the next decade on the centre which would be able to create 7,000 direct and indirect jobs in the region, Switch Mobility said in a statement. ''The region's wealth of quality engineers and strong supply chain, combined with Spain's desire to be a leader in electric buses, make the Soto De Medinella area the perfect location. ''This new facility will provide us with crucial access to the European bus and light commercial vehicle market,'' Switch Mobility Executive Vice Chairman and CEO Andy Palmer noted. Despite the challenges posed by COVID-19, which have resulted in the ground-breaking ceremony being postponed until March 18, the company looks forward to commencing construction imminently and seeing first buses in production within the next 12 months, he added. Switch's new manufacturing and technical centre will house production of its first electric bus designed specifically for the European market. The new 12-metre product will build on the technology that has seen the company become a global leader in electric buses since delivering the first British built, electric buses to Transport for London in 2014, the company noted.

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