alpitronic America Chooses Mecklenburg County for US Headquarters and Tech Service Center
alpitronic America, Inc., a leading manufacturer of electric vehicle charging units, has announced it has selected Mecklenburg County for its North American headquarters and tech center, creating 300 new jobs and investing $9.3 million in a facility off Westpark Drive in Charlotte.
Founded in 2009, alpitronic America is a leading manufacturer of high-power electric vehicle charging stations known as hyperchargers. It is a subsidiary of alpitronic SRL, headquartered in Bolzano, Italy.
This announcement further establishes Mecklenburg County’s role as a leader in electric vehicle innovation. Mecklenburg County’s labor pool, strong in engineering, and tech talent, was a key decision driver in the company’s selection process. The majority of the 300 new jobs will be product developers, engineers, and service technicians. The remaining positions include a variety of roles in finance and accounting, human resources, IT, and sales.
This project is an exciting addition to Mecklenburg County’s rapidly emerging electric vehicle and clean energy sector. In December, Albemarle Corporation announced it would establish a 200-person advanced lithium technology center in University City, attributing the decision to Charlotte’s concentrated talent pool. UNC Charlotte is playing a critical role in supplying talent for this sector and supports the EV industry through its North Carolina Battery Complexity, Autonomous Vehicle and Electrification Research Center, or BATT CAVE. The center focuses on the safety, durability, vehicle integration and recyclability of next-generation batteries.
“We’re truly excited to bring alpitronic America to Mecklenburg County. Our region has seen a tremendous amount of investment from companies looking to grow in the EV sector, and we’re honored to play a role in this emerging technology,” said Mecklenburg Board of County Commission Chair George Dunlap. “What also makes this opportunity exciting are the jobs that will be provided as a result of this investment into our community.”
This project was 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 today’s announcement from alpitronic America, the County and City have helped bring more than $296 million in capital investment, along with 650 new jobs and 435 retained jobs.
Office of Economic Development
The mission of the Mecklenburg County Office of Economic Development is to provide resources to the business community with the purpose of attracting, retaining, and expanding employment opportunities for County residents. We strive to stimulate the local economy and expand the local sales and property tax base, while maintaining a positive balance between growth, social equity and the economy.