In February 2024, we announced that we will be building our electric vehicle manufacturing facility in Somerset on the Gravity Smart Campus. We want to work with and listen to our new neighbours, so over the coming weeks and months we will be sharing updates on our plans, and hosting community events for you to join.

Learn more about our plans

May 3, 2024

Over the last week we have hosted a series of exhibitions for local residents. At these events we have provided information about our investment in a state-of-the-art battery facility which will contribute almost half of the projected battery manufacturing capacity required for the UK automotive sector by 2030. The exhibition outlined how the battery facility will take shape, the technology behind the electric car batteries that will be produced, and what sort of jobs will be on offer.

As part of the events, we had display boards detailing all the information, these boards are also available to view here.

If you would like to provide feedback on the plans, you can complete a short survey here.


April 25, 2024

Somerset will be home to our new multi-billion-pound electric vehicle battery manufacturing facility in the UK. Our gigafactory will be on the Gravity Smart Campus near Bridgwater.

To realise the transformative potential of the gigafactory, we will work closely with local and regional partners, including Somerset Council, Bridgwater and Taunton College, and the wider Gravity Smart Campus, to deliver bespoke education and training programmes in the region, creating local jobs for local people.

The factory itself will create up to 4,000 new high-skilled green tech jobs in the area, with many thousands more expected to be created in the UK supply chain.

Community – First Approach

April 25, 2024

Tom Flack, CEO, Agratas, said: “Agratas is bringing state-of-the-art technology to Somerset, helping to supercharge Britain’s transition to electric mobility whilst creating thousands of jobs in the process.

“We care deeply about the communities we operate in, so it’s imperative to us that we work with, and listen to, our new neighbours as we build our factory in Somerset.”

Our Community Events

April 25, 2024

As part of a community-first approach, we are holding some local events across Puriton, Woolavington and Bridgwater for residents to learn more about us, our plans and to meet some of the team.

Saturday 27 April, 14:30 to 16:30, Puriton Sports Centre
Wednesday 1 May, 18:00 to 20:00, Puriton Village Hall

Saturday 27 April, 10:00 to 12:00, Bitham Walk Hall
Thursday 2 May, 18:00 to 20:00, Bitham Walk Hall

Tuesday 30 April, 17:00 to 20:00, Bridgwater Campus,
Bridgwater & Taunton College

What to expect          

Talk to the experts – Dive into the fascinating world of cutting-edge battery technology with our experts.

Get a first-hand look at our plans to power the future!

Explore career opportunities – Interested in making a difference? Whether it’s because you’re keen to upskill or looking to explore a new and exciting career path in the battery sector.

Networking – Meet local leaders, industry professionals and passionate students.

Parent-friendly – Refreshments and colouring-in provided, our events are open to all.


While you do not need a ticket to join us at our community engagement events in Puriton and Woolavington, we ask that you register for our event at Bridgwater & Taunton College by clicking here.

Spread the word, bring your curiosity, and join us in shaping a brighter, more sustainable future. We hope to see you all there!


Keeping up to date

April 25, 2024

Follow Agratas’ community WhatsApp channel for regular updates on the site’s progress, or if you have any questions, you can contact us by emailing

More Information

About Agratas

Agratas is a global battery business within the Tata Group. We will design, develop and manufacture high-quality, high-performance, sustainable battery solutions for multiple applications to match our customers’ requirements.

Derived from the Sanskrit word ‘Agra’, the world’s oldest language, our name stands for leadership and moving forward. Combined with ‘Gravitas’, it reflects our ambition to be purpose driven, pioneering power for future generations.

We have entered our industrialisation phase, building world-class gigafactories in India and the UK, and unlocking green growth opportunities for global customers in the mobility and energy sectors.

Our sustainability-first approach will accelerate the global transition to net zero. Our facilities are designed to be powered by clean sources of electricity, including purpose-built renewable energy plants, to support our goal of 100% clean power across all our operations.

Using a circular design mindset, we will adopt resource efficient processes, to reuse, recycle and recover materials back into production, delivering a sophisticated circular economy ecosystem.

We are committed to developing the next generation of battery technologies. Our R&D Innovation Hubs in India and the UK are empowered to accelerate technological breakthroughs across our entire value chain, working in partnership with leading universities and research institutions to deliver cleaner, greener, more sustainable batteries for our customers.

Together, we will pioneer innovative battery solutions of the future.

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