North East battery maker plots significant job creation amid growth plan

A battery maker has set out plans to invest in its North East factory including recruiting more than 250 workers over the next five years.
Alexander Battery Technologies (ABT), which specialises in customised rechargeable batteries for a range of industries from medical devices to robotics, says it has seen recent growth and is targeting £100m annual sales in the next four years. The £18m turnover firm employs around 110 people and manufactures lithium-ion batteries from its Peterlee base.
It now has ambitions to grow its customer base in the EU and UK as half of …