A North East firm which helps organisations reduce their energy usage is expanding after relocating to Sunderland.
Ecusol helps clients minimise the cost of energy by changing the way they manage, use, generate, store and purchase it.
After recently moving from Newcastle to significantly larger premises on Washington’s Tower Road, it is also branching out into product development and manufacturing.
The company is currently trialling a new energy monitoring system, developed with support from the University of Sunderland’s Automotive & Manufacturing Advanced Practice (AMAP) facility.
With two other projects in the pipeline, it expects to create several skilled jobs within the next two years as manufacturing of its new products begins.
As a Carbon Trust approved supplier, Ecusol can help clients obtain grants and financial support which enables them to install energy monitoring and control systems, convert to energy efficient LED lighting and generate energy on-site through the installation of PV solar panels.
Ecusol also specialises in energy storage systems, which allow organisations to store energy produced but not immediately consumed for use at a later time.
The company’s move to Sunderland has positioned Ecusol close to Nissan and the surrounding cluster of firms in the automotive and manufacturing sector – a key market for the business.
The relocation was supported by Sunderland City Council’s Business Investment Team.
Councillor Harry Trueman, deputy leader of Sunderland City Council, said: “Ecusol is leading the way in helping organisations get to grips with their carbon footprint and become more sustainable. We are delighted to welcome it to Washington, which is an ideal location for it to realise its ambitious plans.”
Alongside its North East HQ, Ecusol also has an office in Germany which services markets beyond the UK.
Recent customers who have realised energy cost, consumption and carbon footprint reductions come from across the Industrial, commercial and Public sectors.