Green Corp Konnection (GCK), a group of 7 industrial companies based in Auvergne-Rhône Alpes, a player in the decarbonization of transport, and Mobivia, an ecosystem dedicated to the mobility of today and tomorrow which runs 9 brands and 25 startups, have signed a partnership to work on the design and production of new generation batteries.
A vision serving the circular economy and recyclability
The company GCK Battery (formerly IBS), a subsidiary of the GCK Group, will develop lithium batteries for the ranges of WAYSCRAL electric city bikes from Norauto and self-service bikes from Fifteen, the European leader in shared bike services.
Mobivia’s choice to entrust the assembly of these batteries to a company based in France is fully part of an approach to reducing CO2 emissions from the transport of this equipment, in line with its Rationale: “Opening sustainable mobility to all”.
These batteries will use the latest technologies on the market and will be designed with a circular economy in mind, taking into account the recyclability of products at the end of their life.
A partnership creating several dozen jobs in France
This long-term partnership is part of the GCK Group’s desire to strengthen the presence of its battery activity through its subsidiary GCK Battery. It will create dozens of jobs in the coming years.
For Éric Boudot, Managing Director of GCK: “I welcome Mobivia’s approach in choosing to have these batteries produced and assembled in France by GCK Energy. Thanks to this partnership, GCK Battery will become one of the major players in the manufacturing of bicycle batteries in France and Europe and will create many local jobs, which I am pleased about. Finally, this partnership demonstrates the expertise and key role played by GCK as a player in the decarbonization of transport, and it is an additional step in the development of our group which has a 360° vision. »
For Laurent Attardo, Mobivia Global Purchasing Director: “This partnership will allow us to control manufacturing and innovation while guaranteeing better availability. The “made in France” manufacturing of a strategic component such as the lithium battery opens up new horizons for relocation, starting with Wayscral products. We share values and an entrepreneurial vision with GCK Battery that will contribute positively to our societal footprint. »