Californian deep-cycle lead-acid manufacturer Trojan Battery is building a research and development centre in Ireland.
The facility will be known as Trojan Battery Ireland and be located at the Innovation Centre on the campus of the Institute of Technology, Sligo.
Trojan Battery Ireland, a wholly owned subsidiary of Trojan Battery Co., will focus on R&D of advanced material additives, fundamental electrochemistry and new technologies.
The research facility will be separate from Trojan’s manufacturing plants to allow the Sligo engineering team to focus on research and advanced development.
Gordon Beckley, senior vice president of engineering and quality assurance for Trojan Battery, said: “This independence is important as technology innovation plays a larger role in our long term success.”
Trojan has appointed Cormac O’Keeffe as supervisor of advance materials and manager of R&D and Anita Hamilton as a research chemist at the new facility.