MP Robbie Moore & Secretary Of State for Northern Ireland, Brandon Lewis visit Teconnex UK
The visit allowed us to demonstrate our investment in local youth employment via our apprentices Dan, Frazer, and Lysander, who are part of our ‘Join, Learn & Grow’ programme. This is an ambitious growth strategy that employs eight young engineers from the local community, ensuring we have the skills for the future of Digitisation and Diversification.
But also to showcase our Green Diversification in Energy Storage Systems (ESS). As a growing UK business with a global footprint, we are transitioning to a more sustainable product and reaching out to the UK government seeking support in keeping good quality and valuable jobs in the community.
Chris Marsden, managing director, said, “We need to backfill our ICE (Internal Combustion Engine) reliant business with a sustainable product of the future.”
We are developing intelligent energy storage systems and a range of Li-ion batteries for the Industrial and Leisure sectors under the Teconnex Power brand. We are also excited to collaborate with Faradion Limited, the Sheffield-based world leader in non-aqueous sodium-ion technology, which provides a much cleaner, safer and more sustainable alternative to Li-ion.
The UK will need a comprehensive rollout programme of Energy Storage Systems to meet ever-increasing domestic & commercial energy needs from a combination of ‘e’ mobility Heat Source Pumps and increasing renewables, which can be intermittent in supply. The natural step is a move towards self-consumption from solar or wind which will take the stress off the grid, balance peak demand and mitigate against rising energy retail prices.
Teconnex aims to be ready with high volume production of domestic 8 kW/hr systems prepared for future legislation on new builds in the UK.
We want to further our discussions with government bodies to understand further what implications this could have on a UK business like ours, looking to transition from traditional automotive products to products for the future. We aim to secure long-term employment for the 500 people on site here in the UK.