Evie Networks And TCRT To Establish North American Headquarters In Phoenix
PHOENIX, AZ (July 18, 2023) – Evie Networks, a leading Australian electric vehicle fast-charging company, and TCRT, a fire-retardant ballistic rubber and product manufacturer, have selected Phoenix, Arizona as the site of their North American headquarters.
Evie Networks will establish electric vehicle charging stations across Arizona and expects to have its first U.S. sites up and running within 18 months. The new charging stations will be strategically located in places where customers work, live and play. The U.S. market expansion, backed by Brisbane-based St Baker Energy Innovation Fund, will allow both companies to expand their reach and create new jobs over time.
“By expanding our operations in the United States, Evie Networks aims to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles and improve the sustainability of the transportation sector in the U.S.,’’ said Chris Mills, Evie Network’s Managing Director.
“We are excited to see innovative Australian companies like TCRT and Evie Networks providing jobs on the other side of the globe,’’ said Chris Hay, St Baker Energy Innovation Fund Managing Partner. “Their arrival in Phoenix represents not only an investment in the local economy but also a significant step forward in the global movement towards sustainable energy practices.’’
Evie Networks was founded in 2017 to build Australia’s largest electric vehicle fast-charging network and give electric vehicle owners across the country the freedom to travel anywhere. The company has more than 350 sites in build and development in Australia. It plans to replicate its successful Australian model in the US by targeting sites where people work, live and play, as the share of electric vehicles in the country is expected to dramatically expand over the next few years. Its open-access format allows other charger owners to join the network.
“Evie Networks and TCRT’s new headquarters showcase Arizona’s international attractiveness,” said Sandra Watson, President and CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority. “We are proud to welcome these sustainable leaders to Arizona as part of our thriving electric vehicle and manufacturing industries.”
“Phoenix continues to lead the nation with a burgeoning ecosystem embracing the success of the electric vehicle future,” said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. “Australia-based Evie’s North American headquarters continues the momentum we’re experiencing in the ‘Electric Valley,’ while TCRT’s investment is evidence that our region is a great location for growth. We are pleased to welcome Evie and TCRT to Phoenix, and our teams stand ready to support a strong trajectory.”
TCRT will also establish a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Tempe to produce world-leading ballistic target systems, acoustic tiles, and ballistic panels. TCRT produces an innovative range of fire-retardant ballistic rubber products including its world leading self-healing targets, acoustic tiles and ballistic panels amongst others.
“The market reception in the USA for TCRT products has been overwhelming,’’ said Chris Hay, TCRT CEO. “TCRT is building a strong reputation for high quality, durable and cost-effective ballistics products particularly its array of target systems.’’
Evie Networks and TCRT join Australian companies like Arizona Lithium, which announced plans in 2022 to open an advanced research and processing facility in Tempe, creating hundreds of jobs.
Alyssa Tufts, Arizona Commerce Authority, [email protected]
About Evie Networks
Evie Networks was founded in 2017 to build Australia’s largest electric vehicle fast-charging network and give electric vehicle owners across the country the freedom to travel anywhere. The company has more than 350 sites in build and development in Australia. It plans to replicate its successful Australian model in the US by targeting sites where people work, live and play. To learn more about Evie Networks, please visit goevie.com.au.
TCRT specializes in the research, design, development, and production of advanced ballistic and engineered products. We are the largest supplier of purpose-designed, fire retardant ballistic rubber in the world – Linagard® Ballistics Fire Retardant (FR)™ rubber. Our unique understanding of ballistics, steel, and rubber allow us to develop unique engineered solutions for defense, law enforcement and heavy industry. For more information, visit tcrt.com.
About the Arizona Commerce Authority
The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) is the state's leading economic development organization with a streamlined mission to grow and strengthen Arizona's economy. The ACA uses a three-pronged approach to advance the overall economy: attract, expand, create - attract out-of-state companies to establish operations in Arizona; work with existing companies to expand their business in Arizona and beyond; and help entrepreneurs create new Arizona businesses in targeted industries. For more information, please visit azcommerce.com and follow the ACA on Twitter @azcommerce.