Italian EV charger manufacturer Alpitronic boosts Charlotte’s innovation sector with new HQ

Italian EV charger manufacturer Alpitronic boosts Charlotte’s innovation sector with new HQ

2023-05-24T14:55:41-04:00May 24th, 2023|Charlotte, Economy, Government, Technology & Innovation|

Writer: Eleana Teran

2 min read May 2023 — Italian electric vehicle manufacturer Alpitronic recently announced it will establish its U.S. headquarters in Charlotte, boosting the city’s status as an e-mobility hub. 

Alpitronic intends to invest over $18 million into a 70,000-square-foot facility, introducing 300 new jobs to the area between 2024 and 2027 with an average annual salary projected to be $90,158.

“We’re excited to start our operations for the U.S. in Charlotte,” affirmed Philipp Senoner, CEO of Alpitronic in a press release. “Our decision to come to North Carolina, a state which is developing towards an e-mobility cluster, was consciously made based on the economic conditions. We expect strong growth of our business based on our reliable high-performance charging solution,” Senoner added.

The decision to establish operations in Charlotte was heavily influenced by the region’s focus on renewable energy, proximity to a hub airport with daily European flights and a history of public-private-academic partnerships. The city offers a skilled labor pool with significant expertise in engineering and tech roles. 

This project is a significant addition to Mecklenburg County’s rapidly emerging electric vehicle and clean energy sector. In December, Albemarle Corporation announced plans for a 200-person advanced lithium technology center in the city as UNC Charlotte continues to foster talent for the sector through its North Carolina Battery Complexity, Autonomous Vehicle, and Electrification Research Center (BATT CAVE).

The establishment of Alpitronic Americas in Charlotte was facilitated by a collaborative effort between Mecklenburg County, the City of Charlotte, the North Carolina Department of Commerce, the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina, North Carolina General Assembly, North Carolina Community College System and the Charlotte Regional Business Alliance.

Over the past 12 months, Mecklenburg County and the City of Charlotte have collaborated on economic development projects including relocations and expansions of the ACC, Bosch Rexroth, Albemarle Corporation and more. With this latest announcement, the County and City have helped in delivering more than $296 million in capital investment, along with 650 new jobs and 435 retained jobs, according to the Mecklenburg County Office of Economic Development.

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