November 2, 2022
Verkor raises more than 250 million euros in additional financing for its Verkor Innovation Centre
Verkor receives the support of the European Investment Bank, securing the financing of its innovation centre in Grenoble, which is coming to completion. This latest mechanism mobilises Verkor’s solid financial ecosystem of industrial partners in the battery sector, commercial banks, investment funds, and public banks.
October 4, 2022
Verkor chooses V-TRACE, a solution co-developed by OPTEL and Bureau Veritas, to ensure the traceability and sustainability of its supply chain
August 30, 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.
March 29, 2022
Verkor signs strategic partnership with Plastic Omnium
With the arrival of Plastic Omnium, Verkor has a new strategic partner to develop its product range and expand its presence on the low-carbon mobility and stationary storage markets.
March 7, 2022
Verkor officially announces the location of its Verkor Innovation Centre – VIC
Verkor officially announces the location of its Verkor Innovation Centre in Grenoble. This is an important, concrete first step in the production of low-carbon battery cells for electric vehicles and energy storage for the French and European markets.
March 3, 2022
Verkor welcomes international mining and metal processing group Sibanye-Stillwater as a new strategic investor
French industrial company Verkor is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with Sibanye–Stillwater, through an initial investment in Verkor, ensuring joint participation in the development of low carbon electric vehicle batteries for French and European markets.
February 1, 2022
Verkor selects Dunkirk for its first Gigafactory
French industrial company Verkor announces the selection of the port city of Dunkirk (Hauts de France) for the construction of its first Gigafactory for the development of low-carbon battery cells designed to support Europe’s net-zero goals.
July 6, 2021
Verkor brings five new partners on board, raising €100m to develop high-performance sustainable battery cells in France
Co-led by EQT Ventures and Renault Group, the fundraise allows Verkor to break ground on an advanced R&D facility and pilot line for high-performance battery cells and intelligent manufacturing – a leap forward in its roadmap to 50 GWh battery production capacity by 2030.
June 28, 2021
Verkor partners with Renault Group to gear up its battery manufacturing in France
Grenoble, France, 28 June 2021 – Renault Group and Verkor will develop and manufacture new high-performance battery cells, bringing manufacturing excellence and a competitive, sustainable, and local battery cell value chain to Europe. Part of the initial output of Verkor’s first Gigafactory will be allocated to Renault’s premium vehicle programmes.
March 3, 2021
Verkor and AURA AERO join forces to develop a battery for electric aviation
Grenoble, March 3, 2021 — Verkor and AURA AERO have signed a memorandum of understanding and a partnership to develop and manufacture batteries for electric aviation.
February 4, 2021
Capgemini joins Verkor venture to reinforce the European low-carbon battery value chain
Paris, February 4, 2021 – Capgemini and Verkor announced today that Capgemini has joined the venture created by Verkor, the French industrial company with a mission to accelerate the production capacity of low-carbon batteries in Southern Europe through the creation of a first 16 GWh Gigafactory.
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