Leclanché SA, an energy storage solution company, announced the opening of its North American subsidiary's new research and manufacturing facility located within Purdue University's Polytechnic Center in Anderson, IN. The Purdue Polytechnic and Flagship Enterprise Center is an educational complex containing academic and lab spaces to mini-manufacturing operations. The complex will allow for hands-on interaction and engagement with high-tech Indiana companies to provide collaboration and exposure to entrepreneurship and innovation.

Leclanché produces energy storage solutions for homes, small offices, industry, and electricity grids, as well as solutions for transport such as electric buses and cars, and marine applications. Leclanché North America, headquartered in Dallas, was formed in 2016. The company currently has three major projects underway in North America, including energy storage systems for grid ancillary services in the Midwest U.S. and Ontario, Canada, and a recently announced network of electric vehicle fast-charging stations along a portion of the Trans-Canada Highway.

Leclanché North America's new 10,000 ft2 (929 m2) facility houses office, research and development, testing, and manufacturing floor space along with a customer demonstration area. The company's Dallas headquarters hosts management, sales, and marketing personnel. 

"We are extremely pleased to be part of this dynamic Enterprise Center at Purdue Polytechnic which brings together the university's incredible resources and engineering traditions," said Thom Reddington, senior vice president, Leclanché North America. "While this facility once saw tremendous advances in automobile engineering, it now becomes the home of future renewable energy storage solutions that will power our homes, businesses, and cars in a carbon-free environment.  We are honored to be part of this exciting enterprise."