WIXOM, Mich. — Cirba Solutions, a new battery recycler formed from companies with decades of industry experience, plans to expand its electric vehicle battery recycling business sevenfold in the next few years.
The key to Cirba Solutions' future are its regional facilities.
"The name of the game is to make sure we've got locations where we can place materials close to our customers, and also sell that material back close to where the customers are going to be building new batteries for the industry," said CEO David Klanecky on a tour of the Cirba Solutions plant here.
The company now has six plants, but that will nearly double in the next five years. Cirba Solutions has plants in Wixom, Mich., near Detroit; Anaheim, Calif.; Mesa, Ariz.; British Columbia in Canada; and Lancaster and Baltimore in Ohio, both near Columbus. A seventh facility, its flagship, near Columbia, S.C., is slated to open next year.