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Additional office space and amenities will accommodate growing team of up to 500 employees
Redesign will more than double powertrain installation capacity and triple battery development space
Hyliion welcomes industry veteran Richelle Frank as Vice President of Operations; Frank to oversee the company’s facility redesign and further advance broader manufacturing strategy towards commercialization
Hyliion Holdings Corp. (NYSE: HYLN) ("Hyliion"), a leader in electrified powertrain solutions for Class 8 semi-trucks, today announced that it has begun a significant expansion of its Austin headquarters. Driven by a growing staff and the need for additional installation and testing capacity, the multi-million-dollar project will be broken into three stages, focusing on increased office space, a reconfigured installation warehouse, and a new research and development testing area. The full project is expected to be completed next year.
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Rendering of Hyliion showroom that will be added in significant expansion of Austin headquarters (Photo: Business Wire)
"Our people and our products are at the core of this expansion," said Thomas Healy, founder and CEO of Hyliion. "We are growing to accommodate current and expected future demand for our innovative powertrain solutions. Each decision made in our building redesign is intended to support our commercialization goals as we work toward the rollout of our new Hybrid unit later this year and the launch of our Hypertruck ERX."
The full project will increase facility capacity by 50%, and will include:
Expanding the facility footprint to 120,000 square feet
Adding 20,000 square feet of office space, enabling the entire facility to accommodate up to 500 employees
More than doubling the installation footprint and the number of trucks able to undergo simultaneous installation
Tripling the size of the area where Hyliion develops its proprietary battery technology
Increasing the testing area, where Hyliion’s powertrain and batteries are assessed and validated before becoming next generation solutions
Building a second floor and a fitness center
Richelle Frank, who recently joined Hyliion as Vice President, Operations, will oversee the day-to-day progress of the redesign – in addition to her duties leading a growing operations team and managing all of Hyliion’s installation and assembly programs.
"I am thrilled to have joined such a talented team and a company whose mission is helping to bring superior performance, emissions reductions, and lower operating costs to the commercial trucking industry," said Frank. "I look forward to accelerating and building upon the strategic actions that Hyliion has already undertaken towards broader commercialization of our products."
With 25 years of experience managing facilities and assembly programs across the transportation industry at companies such as Chrysler/DaimlerChrysler, Navistar, and recently as Production Director at Daimler Trucks North America, Frank brings to Hyliion a dedicated focus on sustained safety, quality, and flexibility of manufacturing operations.
"Richelle is an industry veteran with an impressive breadth of experience building best-in-class processes and teams at high-quality, well-established organizations across the transportation industry," added Healy. "Her ability to adeptly assess, develop, and oversee high-functioning processes will be invaluable for Hyliion as we advance our manufacturing strategy and drive commercialization."
Hyliion’s mission is to reduce the carbon intensity and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of Class 8 commercial trucks by being a leading provider of electrified powertrain solutions. Leveraging advanced software algorithms and data analytics capabilities, Hyliion offers fleets an easy, efficient system to decrease fuel and operating expenses while seamlessly integrating with their existing fleet operations. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Hyliion designs, develops, and sells electrified powertrain solutions that are designed to be installed on most major Class 8 commercial trucks, with the goal of transforming the commercial transportation industry’s environmental impact at scale. For more information, visit www.hyliion.com.
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