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16 November 2023

Verkor marks new milestone in future of sustainable mobility, laying the foundation stone of its Gigafactory

Dunkirk – 16 November 2023 – Verkor, joined by the Prime Minister and other members of Government, laid the foundation stone of its Gigafactory aimed to produce low carbon, high-performance electric batteries for sustainable mobility. An event made possible by the European Commission’s validation of French support of 659 million euros for Verkor's development activities and direct and indirect support for the project of up to €600 million from the European Investment Bank, subject to final approval, as part of the €2 billion financing package announced by Verkor last September. In the presence of Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne, Minister of…

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14 September 2023

Verkor secures more than €2 billion to launch high performance battery gigafactory in France and accelerate future sustainable mobility

  14 September 2023 – Verkor secures more than €2 billion in financing following the signing of a minimum of €850m Series C funding1 , approval of European Investment Bank for €600m debt support and French subsidies for an amount around €650m, subject to final approval by the European Commission. This financing will accelerate: the construction of Verkor’s first gigafactory, in Dunkirk, and the manufacture of highperformance low-carbon battery cells, ongoing technological developments at the Verkor Innovation Centre (VIC) for new manufacturing technologies and new state-of-the-art product, strategic investments across the battery value chain, thereby generating thousands of direct and…

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7 September 2023

Nidec and Verkor: strategic partners to expand solutions in stationary energy storage

The partnership will begin immediately with qualification and testing in order to provide battery energy storage system (BESS) clients with adapted solutions as soon as possible Verkor will supply cells from its manufacturing facility in Dunkirk to Nidec. Verkor proposes a battery cell and module supply of 450 MWh/year in 2025, increasing to 3GWh/year, with a goal to provide a cumulative 10 GWh by 2030. Nidec expands the variety of its offerings with the incremental range of batteries introduced and demonstrating high flexibility in supporting its customers with different and efficient stationary energy storage solutions. Grenoble (France), Milan (Italy) –…

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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.

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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

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“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.

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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.

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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.



+ 1200

years of combined battery experience


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