GivEnergy opens its first UK manufacturing facility in North Staffordshire

Fast-growing energy storage firm, GivEnergy, has officially opened its first UK manufacturing facility.

Situated on Chemical Lane, Stoke, this cutting-edge facility signifies a pivotal moment for both the UK clean energy sector and for the Staffordshire economy.

The firm held an inaugural launch event held on Friday with a range of guests including Amanda Solloway – Parliamentary Under Secretary of State and Aaron Bell MP. Also present were prominent figures from the likes of Octopus Energy, E.ON, Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce, Keele and Staffordshire Universities, Beat the Cold charity, multiple renewables wholesale leaders, and more.

GivEnergy’s newly-opened facility will primarily manufacture commercial energy storage systems. It also leaves space to bring in the future manufacturing of the company’s smaller products, such as its EV charger. Meanwhile, the factory will simultaneously repair, recycle, and reuse damaged or old GivEnergy battery systems via a custom-built R&D lab.

With both the production of new products and the restoration of old, the facility is a true testament to GivEnergy’s commitment to a greener future. Plus, the site is a physical, working testament to sustainability. With the addition of solar panels and the use of its own commercial energy storage system, the building is not just net zero – it is net positive to the grid.

Jason Howlett, GivEnergy Group CEO, said: We’re absolutely passionate about turning North Staffordshire into a centre of excellence for the renewables industry”.

“This new manufacturing site is just one part of that mission. We’ve already invested substantially in the region over the past 18 months with a new HQ, additional property acquisitions, and heavy recruitment drives.  

“Now, we’re thrilled to be able to continue fostering economic growth and creating highly-skilled job opportunities via a British manufacturing facility.”

GivEnergy’s new manufacturing site will create multiple jobs spanning engineering, warehousing, and R&D. Plus, having this additional (and substantial) site will allow the company to stimulate electrical jobs via an expanded training facility for its approved installer programme.

This will double GivEnergy’s existing training capacity to help meet demand – allowing ever-more qualified electricians become certified to fit battery storage systems.  

With operations now underway, GivEnergy plans to leverage these nearshored manufacturing capabilities. The company now looks forward to driving technological advancements in battery storage systems —  contributing to the UK’s ambitious climate goals while delivering tangible benefits to customers and society at large.