Orange EV to Relocate Headquarters to Support Product Demand
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Orange EV will establish a new corporate headquarters and manufacturing operations in Kansas City, Kan., the electric heavy-duty vehicle manufacturer announced Nov. 16.
Orange EV expects to relocate its headquarters at Turner Logistics Center, an industrial park under construction by NorthPoint Development, midway through next year.
The company, currently based in Riverside, Mo., said the facility will provide the production and office space necessary to accommodate growth.
CEO Wayne Mathisen poses with an Orange EV yard truck at IANA Expo 2021. (Transport Topics File Photo)
“Our new site enables us to continue to extend our market leadership in EV terminal trucks and begin development of new products and services for the electric truck industry,” Orange EV CEO Wayne Mathisen said. “Our growth and success are a tribute to the efforts and expertise of our employees. Orange EV appreciates the collaboration of the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kan., the Kansas Department of Commerce and the Kansas City Board of Public Utilities for their engagement in supporting Orange EV’s growth in Kansas.”
The location will provide eight times the space of its former facility at more than 400,000 square feet. It is being designed to produce as many as 1,800 terminal trucks per year in single-shift operations. The company also said its centralized location will enable good access for its current employees and will attract future talent across the greater Kansas City metro area.
“Locating another EV manufacturer to Kansas delivers a charge to this developing sector,” Lt. Gov. and Secretary of Commerce David Toland said. “Orange EV is the kind of industry leader our state will continue recruiting as Kansas becomes the epicenter of sustainable transportation.” — Transport Topics
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