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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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6 July 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. Press release Grenoble, France – 6 July 2021 – In less than a year after its launch, the French industrial company Verkor today announces that it has raised €100m in funding. Co-led by EQT Ventures and Renault Group, with participation from the French Government and Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region, the funding will support the company’s expansion, and trigger…

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28 June 2021

Verkor partners with Renault Group to gear up its battery manufacturing in France

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.  Press release Renault Group is to become a shareholder in the French industrial company Verkor. The partnership represents a milestone moment for Verkor and keeps the company on track to deliver high-performance battery cell manufacturing in France to support Europe’s net zero goals.  Under the partnership, the construction of Verkor’s first Gigafactory will start in 2023.…

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Batteries. Now. For the future.

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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.

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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 4.0, 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.





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.



+ 200

years of combined battery experience


cars powered per year (for a 16 GWh plant)

Our Supporters

French and European institutions are supporting our growth