Agility’s World-Class North Carolina Plant Celebrates Its First Anniversary
Agility Fuel Solutions is celebrating one year of production at its state-of-the-art facility in Salisbury, North Carolina. The flagship plant is a $20 million vertically integrated facility that has revolutionized how natural gas fuel systems are manufactured and assembled. The location was identified in January of 2015 and by October of the same year the plant and offices were successfully completed and in operation.
Occupying over 200,000 square feet, it features computer numerically controlled (CNC) laser and metals fabrications technology, and an automated paint shop with both powder and wet-coat capabilities to produce a finish consistent with truck and bus OEM requirements. This facility also features multiple flow-through bays for improved installation on a variety of vehicles and system configurations.
Agility says over 125 unique new fuel system assemblies across the refuse, bus and truck segments have been launched since its opening. Many of these were the largest capacity fuel systems—175 DGEs—in the Company’s history, which use proprietary 27-inch diameter all-composite cylinders in assembly. Achievements also include profitability within four months and an ISO 9001-2015 certification within nine months.
“We are very proud of what we have been able to achieve in such a short amount of time, which is a testament to the skill and dedication of our team and our partners to make this world class facility become a reality,” said Kathleen Ligocki, CEO Agility Fuel Solutions. “This facility offers customer the best quality, cost and technology and we believe that the North Carolina facility will be instrumental in driving adoption of natural gas in the North American market.”