MO: Industrial Battery Manufacturer TAB to Open U.S. Headquarters in the Kansas City Region | Trade and Industry Development

MO: Industrial Battery Manufacturer TAB to Open U.S. Headquarters in the Kansas City Region

Jan 18, 2024
Operations at the facility, the company’s first in North America, will include assembly and distribution of industrial batteries.

TAB, an international manufacturer of industrial, SLI and lithium-ion batteries, selected Liberty, Missouri, for its U.S. headquarters, according to The Kansas City Area Development Council. The company will invest $15 million in a 66,700-square-foot facility, with plans to make additional investments over the first five years of operation for growth and increased capacity. 

TAB USA, the company’s North American branch, will open its first facility in Building C at Liberty Heartland Logistics Center, an industrial park owned and developed in partnership between The Opus Group and Washington Capital Management, Inc., on behalf of its institutional clients, and represented by Newmark Zimmer. The facility, set to open in Q2 of 2024, will serve as TAB USA’s headquarters, with on-site operations including industrial battery assembly, distribution and sales.

"The selection of Missouri as the home of TAB USA’s first North American facility reaffirms our state's strategic advantages for growing companies,” said Missouri Governor Mike Parson. “We have created a pro-business environment that provides stability for businesses as they enter the U.S. market or expand within it. Missouri stands ready to support the growth and success of TAB USA as it embarks on this exciting journey from its new U.S. headquarters."

The new location will provide TAB USA with proximity to its current North American customer base and the opportunity to distribute products quickly throughout North and South America. The company noted the Kansas City region’s central location and strong workforce as major factors in its selection. 

“The new facility in Liberty will allow TAB increased capabilities for distribution throughout North America and access to a skilled local workforce,” said Troy Livingston, CEO of TAB USA. “Whether in our vehicles or homes, batteries and electrical storage are an integral part of daily life, and TAB USA has the products our customers need to successfully power their lives and businesses.”

The Kansas City region is a leading North American industrial hub, with 70 million square feet of industrial development delivered in the last 10 years and an unmatched central location that gives companies the advantage of providing two-day shipping to 90% of the contiguous U.S.

"TAB USA's selection of Liberty, Missouri, for its first North American facility underscores the strategic advantages of the Kansas City region as a leading industrial hub and major attractor of foreign direct investment,” said Elli Bowen, vice president of KC SmartPort, a strategic affiliate of the Kansas City Area Development Council. “Our region continues to attract companies looking to expand or invest in new operations in North America, thanks to prime access to transportation networks, an established talent pipeline and available Class A industrial product, and we’re excited to see TAB USA join that growing list.”

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