Croatia's electric hypercar manufacturer Rimac Automobili on Monday presented a €200 million project for a state-of-the art headquarters which includes an on-site test track, accommodation facilities, a museum and other amenities, just 16 kilometres from Zagreb's city centre.
The future complex, which will cover 200,000 square metres in the Zagreb’s satellite town of Sveta Nedelja, should be completed by 2023. With production and R&D facilities across 95,000 square metres, 35 percent of the land will be covered in vegetation.
In the long term, the new campus should employ about 2,500 people.
“Reflecting its status today as a strategic partner to the likes of Hyundai-Kia and Porsche, Rimac is now looking to bring together all of its people and functions in one unique, spectacular place,” Rimac Automobili said in a press release on its web site.
The complex was designed by the 3LHD architects’ office and it will be the base for research and development, and production, enabling the company to grow from producing proto-types to large-scale manufacturing electric drivetrain and battery systems for many global car companies, the press release said.
Unlike most car industry sites surrounded by high fences and a level of secrecy, the Rimac Campus will be open-planned and open to the public, providing interaction with visitors, guests, curiosity seekers, and a friendly environment for its workers.
Founder of Rimac Automobili, Mate Rimac said that 10 years ago “this company was only me in a garage, working on electric performance vehicles and components.”
“Since then, we have grown to around 1,000 employees, formed strategic partnerships with Porsche, Hyundai Motor Group, and others, and are working with the biggest names in the automotive industry. But, one thing that we have always committed to is developing our business within Croatia; we’re proud to be here and with this new location, it will be our long-term home,” he said.
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