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9 September 2021

The Name Game: Piecing Together Verkor’s Identity

Picture Credits: Antoine Méraud Verkor has struck a chord in Europe given the current context where local, economic, and environmental concerns are more intertwined than they have ever been. Let’s look at how this aspirational, revolutionary and flagship identity came to be. In a global context of "decarbonization of mobility", the electrification of transport and the massive and rapid switch to battery-powered vehicles is a necessity. This entails a disruption of the automotive value chain, with implications for millions of jobs in Europe. There also exists a risk of future strategic and economic reliance on China for battery supply, replacing today’s dependence on OPEC for oil. The challenge for Europe is to not miss this revolution and to be…

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23 August 2021

Hurdle or springboard? Access to technology and battery manufacturing in Europe

Could European battery manufacturers be held up by access to technology?  There is no denying that when it comes to Li-ion battery cells Asia is the dominant market, with lead manufacturers hailing from China, Japan, and South Korea. But change is afoot as battery production in Europe steadies for exponential growth in the next few years.   Will new European manufacturers like Verkor have the room they need to take on the Asian giants? Can they truly offer industrial-scale technology when Asia holds most of the expertise and intellectual property? In this piece we take a closer look at the concept of intellectual property in…

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29 July 2021

Verkor celebrates its one-year anniversary

Verkor, the battery-cell manufacturer founded to ramp up and fast-track the production of batteries for electric vehicles and stationary storage in Europe, is celebrating its one-year anniversary. Our goal is manufacturing excellence, drawing on our digital-native processes and data architecture to achieve ultra-efficiency, and optimal profitability and reliability.   Origins In July 2020, amidst a global pandemic that slowed down the economy and society, and urged by the growing climate issues facing the transport industry, six industry and battery experts and entrepreneurs, driven by the European Battery Alliance (EBA), came together to create Verkor. On 29 July 2020, the first…

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Batteries. Now. For the future.

Mobility I Industry

Batteries. Now. For the future.

Mobility I Industry

Batteries. Now. For the future.

Mobility I Industry

Batteries. Now. For the future.

Mobility I Industry

Batteries. Now. For the future.

Mobility I Industry

Batteries. Now. For the future.

Mobility I Industry

Major Partners

Major Partners

RENAULT
EQT
Arkema
tokai cobex
demeter
drawv

Our DNA

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

“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

“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 4.0, which can produce the low-carbon batteries of the future, combining performance with respect for the environment.

Expertise

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.

Ambition

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.

40

employees

+ 200

years of combined battery experience

300,000

cars powered per year (for a 16 GWh plant)

Our Supporters

French and European institutions are supporting our growth

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