Global Japanese automotive supplier Marelli will open a production facility for electric drivetrains in Cologne, Germany and the start of production is targeted for the first half of 2021.
A step back: through combined expertise in both electric drives and thermal energy management systems, Marelli offers a unique technology portfolio enabling the design of highly efficient electric vehicle platforms.
In the new German facility, will employ around 160 people and the production line for electric drivetrains will be installed on 18,000 sqm, while there is space for a potential future expansion.
«With the new production facility – said Joachim Fetzer, CEO of Marelli’s Electric Powertrain business – we are expanding our manufacturing footprint and capacities for this important growth market. We have chosen Cologne for its location in the heart of Europe, as we find highly skilled employees with experience in the auto industry here and as the region is developing into a center for e-mobility».