The Luanz Applied Technologies site in Silverstone, Buckinghamshire, UK, is to open a electric vehicle remanufacturing site in 2022, which will be the largest in the country.
The site will create a 400% increase in its electrification footprint and will become a blueprint for a global network of remanufacturing and electrification facilities.
Remanufacturing at a lower cost and emitting less carbon
The new facility, located on the Silverstone Technology Park, part of the wider Silverstone Technology Cluster will be home to 300 highly skilled technicians and engineers.
It will be the global Headquarters and R&D Hub for Lunaz Applied Technologies which upcycles and re-engineers specialist industrial fleet vehicles to factory new standard and converts them to the Lunaz proprietary electric powertrain.
The new facility can create up to 1,110 remanufactured and electrified vehicles per year, which will save 44,000 tonnes of Co2 per year.
Every vehicle that undergoes the remanufacturing process is overhauled to a standard which means that it can be warrantied ‘as new’.
Local ambitions, global manufacturing
The new home of Lunaz Applied Technologies in Silverstone will have capacity to deliver 1,100 remanufactured, re-engineered and electrified heavy-industrial vehicles per year.
It will also serve as the permanent R&D and engineering hub for a business with global ambitions.
“Ours and previous generations built billions of vehicles. Now is the time to realise the potential of remanufacturing to break the replace-with-new cycle by electrifying them for future generations”, said David Lorenz, Founder and CEO, Lunaz. “Lunaz’ commitment to establishing the UK’s largest remanufacturing and electrification facility is just the start. We look forward to many more globally as we plot a more sustainable course to vehicle decarbonisation.”
“As a council we are fully committed to doing all we can do to cut our carbon emissions and we know that converting our diesel and petrol vehicles to electric power as soon as we can, would be a giant step towards doing that”, said Cllr. Martin Tett, Leader of Buckinghamshire Council. “We are delighted to be working with Lunaz, industry leaders in this field. Together we hope to explore the best ways for converting our existing fleet of vehicles to electric. Rather than scrapping them and buying new, the innovative technologies being developed and employed by Lunaz will help us to use a much greener option, to effectively upcycle and rejuvenate our current fleet to fully electric vehicles.”