Ottawa facility becoming national hub for electric commercial vehiclesPutnam County
Endera, a vertically integrated transportation technology company specializing in all-electric commercial vehicles, charging station infrastructure and software solutions, has acquired of Metro Titan Group, a school bus and shuttle manufacturing company in Ottawa.
The acquisition gives Endera the capability to deliver electric commercial vehicles in all 50 states.
Metro Titan Group formed through a merger of Titan Bus, Ottawa, and Metro Worldwide, Long Beach, CA, in February 2021. Endera then acquired Metro Titan on April 5.
Titan Bus was owned and operated by Ed Verhoff, CEO of Verhoff Machine & Welding. He is now an investor in Endera. The company plans to add more than 50 employees and plans to scale up in the next few years, which will add hundreds of additional jobs.
“We are excited to headquarter our manufacturing in Ohio where we can continue to grow and add more jobs to the local community, which is quickly becoming known as the Silicon Valley of electric vehicles,” said Todd Harman, President of Endera. “With so much local EV talent and over 250,000 square feet of dedicated manufacturing space on a 1,000,000 square foot campus, we project to have the capability to produce tens to hundreds of thousands of vehicles in the near future.”
From its Ottawa, Ohio facility, Endera will manufacture electric Type A school buses, shuttle buses, and paratransit vehicles for the DOT, healthcare, airport, university, corporate, municipal, and last-mile transportation industries – all built on electrified Ford and Chevrolet chassis. Endera’s employee base will double in size as a result of the acquisition and it will gain specialized technicians with years of dedicated shuttle bus manufacturing experience.
“Endera’s commitment to creating and delivering dependable and industry leading electric vehicles now includes the all-electric school bus industry, which is a large and dynamic industry that’s ripe for electrification,” said John Walsh, Founder & CEO of Endera. “Through Endera’s acquisition of Metro Titan, LLC, we will continue our efforts to provide commercial electric vehicles with smart technology, improve our environment as well as lowering total cost of ownership for school bus fleets.”