Rimac expands UK power R&D centre

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By Nick Flaherty

Rimac Technology is planning to expand its UK power R&D centre across a number of divisions during 2023.

The centre in Warwickshire is looking to expand battery systems engineering, control systems engineering and electrical engineering for key automotive manufacturer projects. The team will also be recruiting for Project 3 Mobility, which is developing a new urban mobility ecosystem and a new energy storage project. 

Rimac Technology has publicly announced projects with Aston Martin, Porsche, Hyundai, Kia, Automobili Pininfarina, Koenigsegg and others. In total, it has developed projects for 14 different manufacturer partners, including six UK manufacturers.

The Rimac Technology UK currently has 15 people and is a sister company to Bugatti Rimac, a joint venture with VW headquartered in Croatia.

“The level of engineering talent within the UK makes it an absolutely crucial location for our growing Rimac Technology business,” said Mate Rimac, CEO of the Rimac Group. “There’s such a high concentration of innovative young mobility companies, established automotive brands and motorsport experts that it makes sense for us to have a hub in the country that will allow people to be a part of the Rimac Group without the potential upheaval of moving country. This is a long-term strategy for us, and while our current UK home is temporary, we are already seeking a larger, more permanent base in the country in line with our future growth predictions for the company.”

The company is looking for:

  • Battery Systems Engineering at all levels
  • Electric Engineering in embedded software, functional safety, software development, battery management systems and embedded hardware.
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Control Systems
  • Body Engineering, Trim, Electric Engineering and Software, and Vehicle Engineering

The centre is developing a Unimodule battery system to bring high-volume pricing to lower-volume markets. The company also provides a range of high-performance plug-and-play vehicle control units, which can be seamlessly integrated into a vehicle’s electrical architecture, with software that enables the control systems such as torque vectoring to provide ultra-focused high-performance handling.

The UK team is also working on the development of future Rimac and Bugatti vehicles.


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