“It’s hard to find a better partnership than Rimac and Bugatti. Rimac’s electrification capabilities and processing speed perfectly complement Bugatti’s outstanding heritage and craftsmanship.” The 33-year-old reacted to the new boss. Invests in Sveta Nedelja, a Bugatti-Rimac joint venture 55% owned by the Croatian group and 45% owned by Porsche (which acquired a 22% stake in Rimac in 2018), located in Croatia, It is under the tutelage of its CEO, Mate Rimac, who is none other than the founder and director of Rimac Automobili. “As part of the joint venture, Bugatti and Rimac Automobili will continue to operate as independent brands and manufacturers and will maintain their own distribution channels alongside their respective production facilities in Molsheim (France) and Zagreb (Croatia). », however, mention two assets in the press. If Bugatti thus brings its name, experience, distribution network and customer dossier, Rimac lends its expertise in electrification.
A team from diverse backgrounds
If the Croatian entrepreneur takes over this joint venture, Bugatti’s former manager, Stephan Winkelmann, will leave his position at the company on 31 October 2021 to fulfill his various duties as Lamborghini President. To create a new management team and to provide synergy, Mate Rimac is surrounded by collaborators who have worked in various stables such as Christophe Piochon. He was promoted to director of operations, former production director and co-CEO of Bugatti Automobiles. on his side, Larissa Fleischer Appointed as Chief Financial Officer. He was previously Control Manager for the digitization and development of new business models at Porsche. Most recently, Emilio Scervo, McLaren’s former director of engineering, was appointed chief technology officer. “I believe we have achieved the perfect blend of experience and knowledge, innovation and team spirit in our management team” approved Lutz Meschke Chief Financial Officer and Member of the Board of Porsche AG. Second, just asOliver Blume The chairman of the board of Porsche AG will sit on the supervisory board of the new company Bugatti Rimac. Together they will represent the Stuttgart founder.
Rimac’s new facilities in Sveta Nedelja will cover an area of 200,000 m2 and accommodate 2,500 employees. These facilities, which are currently under construction, should be operational in 2023. The structure will also be the headquarters of the joint Bugatti-Rimac research and development centre. The cost of the work is 200 million euros.