Canadian Manufacturing

StromVolt joins Accelerate, Canada’s zero-emission vehicle supply chain

Mr. Robert Kunihiro, StromVolt's director of strategy, has also been appointed to the organization's board of directors.

November 10, 2021  by CM Staff

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MISSISSAUGA — StromVolt Americas announces it is the first lithium-ion cell manufacturer to join Accelerate, Canada’s zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) supply chain alliance.

Mr. Robert Kunihiro, StromVolt’s director of strategy, has also been appointed to the organization’s board of directors to help steer the accelerated development of an integrated North American ZEV supply chain that leverages Canada’s strengths and resources.

“While Canada has everything to become a leader in the global ZEV space, there are still key segments of the value chain that require thoughtful, cohesive development to ensure we meet, but also collectively reap the benefits of the increasing ZEV demand,” says Maxime Vidricaire, CEO of StromVolt.

“StromVolt and Accelerate are united in our belief that working with our peers to help build a strong circular economy that creates synergies between mining, refining, cell manufacturing, and recycling is key to accelerating the energy transition. We are excited to be part of the Accelerate journey and look forward to helping define the North American ZEV landscape. Robert’s extensive experience in the North American automotive industry and its related agencies, including his time as a board member of the Automotive Parts Manufacturer’s Association (APMA) and his work with the Trillium Network for Advanced Manufacturing, make him a strategic addition to the team,” added Mr. Vidricaire.

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“Accelerate members, like StromVolt, are crucial to the long-term competitiveness of Canada’s auto industry,” said Matthew Fortier, Accelerate CEO. “As a Canadian battery cell manufacturer committed to sourcing metals and minerals from local mining projects, StromVolt is a welcome addition to our roster of members from across the entire ZEV supply chain. We look forward to working together to ensure that Canada realizes its potential of becoming a global ZEV leader.”