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2 September 2022

Why join us?

Verkor was founded in July 2020 by six people from the energy, automotive and mobility industries, with one goal in mind: to create more environmentally sustainable mobility by manufacturing low-carbon batteries. Strength in our values  Working at Verkor means sharing its values: commitment, contribution, communication, and team spirit. A motivating and stimulating work environment  Verkor is a creator of ideas, driven by one ambition: to build the mobility of tomorrow.  We are working to achieve a major project: to contribute to the creation of a sovereign and competitive French and European industry, by manufacturing locally and sustainably to address today’s…

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30 August 2022

Verkor and 11 partners launch the ‘École de la Batterie’

Grenoble, 30 August 2022 – Together with over a dozen specialists in technologies and industries of the future including the European Battery Alliance (EBA) supported by EIT InnoEnergy and Grenoble INP - UGA, Verkor is launching the ‘École de la Batterie’ to meet the workforce needs of the French battery sector. This academy dedicated to professions in the battery sector will open its doors in September 2022.  SUPPORTING REINDUSTRIALISATION TO BUILD THE SECTORS OF THE FUTURE  The French government has engaged a strategy under the France 2030 investment plan to reindustrialise the automotive sector. This will involve the electrification of…

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29 July 2022

Verkor turns 2!

After another year packed with bold milestones and outstanding achievements — new partnerships, announcements, progress in the construction of the Verkor Innovation Centre, a fast-expanding team — all of us at Verkor are proud to celebrate its two-year anniversary with you. Let’s take a look back at our second-year highlights. Verkor strengthens its partnership ecosystem Verkor is reaffirming its ambition to build towards a more sustainable future through its partnership with Sibanye-Stillwater to guarantee responsible and certified raw materials. Verkor welcomes international mining and metal processing group Sibanye-Stillwater as a new strategic investor (March 2022)   In its second year,…

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Batteries. Now. For the future.

Mobility I Industry

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Batteries. Now. For the future.

Verkor was founded in 2020 with the sole ambition of fast-tracking low‑carbon battery production in France, to serve the European market. With a team of international experts in the battery sector, Verkor strives for manufacturing excellence by optimising proven technology.

Find out more The Verkor team
Benoit Lemaignan

“Verkor is a unique human and industrial endeavour at the heart of a current and future challenge: reshoring the value chains of tomorrow’s industry.”

Benoit Lemaignan, Co‑Founder & Chief Executive Officer


“I’m keen to put my expertise and industrial background in batteries to work for the energy transition in Europe, and especially in France.”

Christophe Mille, Co‑Founder & Chief Technology Officer


“Verkor is the confluence of everything that has kept me working in the industry and striving to innovate for the past 25 years: an entrepreneurial initiative and a major industrial priority to keep France competitive and drive the ecological transition.”

Sylvain Paineau, Co‑Founder and Chief Strategy & Partnerships Officer

Philippe Chain-Verkor

“For me, Verkor’s creation is the logical outcome of a commitment to decarbonising mobility.”

Philippe Chain, Co‑Founder & Chief Customer Officer


“I’ve been obsessed with stationary energy storage for more than 20 years and, for me, Verkor is my chance to have a real impact. This is a key issue for renewable energy and the energy transition.”

Gilles Moreau, Co‑Founder & Chief Innovation Officer


“Verkor is a terrific adventure: creating a French industrial champion that’s deeply committed to the 21st century’s societal challenges of digitalisation, sustainability and humanity.”

Olivier Dufour, Co‑Founder & Stakeholder Engagement

Our ambition. Now. For the future.

01. Strategy and Innovation

Building on the major innovations digital has brought about, to develop Industry 5.0, which can produce the low-carbon batteries of the future, combining performance with respect for the environment.


Our ambition. Now. For the future.

02. Innovation Centre

The company’s showcase is the Verkor Innovation Centre — a prominent centre of excellence dedicated to digital manufacturing and production. It will host the first pilot lines of Verkor cells and modules, as well as a training centre aimed at strengthening skills in the battery sector in France.


Our ambition. Now. For the future.

03. Gigafactory

Drawing on the technological innovations by the Verkor Innovation Centre, the first Gigafactory will help the company make the leap to an industrial-scale operation. Large-scale manufacturing will meet European demand for electric transport and stationary storage.





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What about tomorrow?

Promoting greener electric mobility

Designing and manufacturing greener batteries. Contributing to the roll-out of renewable energy. Our ambitious vision of electric mobility — one that is more respectful of the planet — is based on local manufacturing and an open innovation model.

This model was designed in response to major environmental challenges to build a low-carbon, circular and inclusive economy.



+ 800

years of combined battery experience


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Our Supporters

French and European institutions are supporting our growth