Joerg Klingler, Senior Vice President and Head of Corporate Technology Manufacturing for the Bosch Group is joining the board of European battery startup ItalVolt.
The appointment is a key step for the development of the 45GWh battery gigafactory at the former Olivetti site in northern Italy.
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Klingler has overseen the development of Bosch’s electronic plants globally and is currently he is responsible for corporate manufacturing of the Bosch Group, including global investment and location planning, production systems and services and digitalization of the Bosch plants worldwide.
ItalVolt sees Klingler’s decision to join the board as a further endorsement of the company and its ambitions to build out a reliable, localised supply chain for lithium-ion batteries for the European market.
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“The Italvolt project is one with great potential. I have decided to join and support Italvolt in order to play a more integral part of a purpose-driven company that is working to secure Europe’s energy security,” said Klingler. “The lithium-ion battery space is set for exponential growth in the next decade, and Italvolt shall be at the centre of the modern European battery industry, driving the automotive transition.”
“Joerg has helped bring cutting-edge manufacturing solutions to some of the most urgent and complex challenges in the creation of the EV industry,” said Lars Carlstrom, Italvolt Founder and CEO of Italvolt. “His vision and experience will be invaluable as we grow our business. Italvolt continues to strengthen its senior team as it delivers a sustainable, modern EV future for Italy, and wider Europe.”
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