GILLIG Launches New Engineering Center in Colorado


GILLIG’s subsidiary GERCO LLC has acquired select assets from Lightning eMotors and Lightning Systems through a receivership sale and has hired a number of former engineering employees of Lightning. The acquisition also marks the launch of GILLIG’s new Colorado Technology Center, which will serve as an engineering hub for the company.

Based in Loveland, CO, Lightning specialized in repowering commercial vehicles and developing electric powertrains and analytics capabilities. With this acquisition, GILLIG aims to expand its electric powertrain engineering capacity as the demand for zero-emission transit solutions continues to increase.

“This exciting acquisition focuses on a talented team of former Lightning employees and the tools they need to support GILLIG’s roadmap,” said Derek Maunus, GILLIG president and CEO. “The acquisition allows us greater engineering capacity to integrate quickly evolving zero-emission technologies. As we look to the future generations of GILLIG’s celebrated battery-electric bus, these additional engineering and technological resources will accelerate GILLIG’s leadership in zero-emission buses by increasing our powertrain expertise, forging even greater capacity to innovate and execute with excellence.”