Comau announces a strategic alliance with Mullen Automotive Inc, an emerging electric vehicle manufacturer for the build out of a vehicle body shop at Mullen's Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Center (AMEC) in Tunica, MS, United States.
Comau and Mullen Automotive are joining forces to develop the state-of-the-art body shop for the new and upcoming Mullen FIVE EV Crossover. Comau's competency stems from over 45 years of field proven-experience and a strong presence within every major industrial country. Comau and Mullen are working to deliver the most accurate and quality body shops to enhance the overall production of the FIVE. For further information see the IDTechEx report on Electric Vehicles: Land, Sea and Air 2021-2041.
Comau is supporting Mullen's plans in designing the processes and equipment for the AMEC facility in Tunica, MS where the FIVE will be produced. Comau's vast experience in designing Body Shops for the automotive industry give Mullen a leading edge in efficiency and quality for the BIW (Body in White).
Laerte Scarpitta, Comau's Leader of the Americas: "Comau continues to focus its advanced competencies and longstanding experience toward the development of strategic markets such as Electrification. As such, it is always a pleasure to work with a new electric vehicle manufacturer to support the widespread deployment of E-Mobility solutions. This project confirms our commitment to progressing the mobility of the future."
"Comau is an international leader in developing world class automation technology and vehicle body shops for the automotive industry. We are excited to have them working on developing our body shop plan for Tunica AMEC," said David Michery, CEO and chairman of Mullen Automotive.
The FIVE is built on an EV crossover skateboard platform that offers multiple powertrain configurations and trim levels in a svelte design that is "Strikingly DifferentTM" and exciting to experience in person. Learn more about the Mullen FIVE at MullenUSA.com.
Comau, a member of Stellantis, is a worldwide leader in delivering advanced industrial automation products and systems. Its portfolio includes technology and systems for electric, hybrid and traditional vehicle manufacturing, industrial robots, collaborative and wearable robotics, autonomous logistics, dedicated machining centers and interconnected digital services and products able to transmit, elaborate and analyze machine and process data. With over 45 years of experience and a strong presence within every major industrial country, Comau is helping manufacturers of all sizes in almost any industry experience higher quality, increased productivity, faster time-to-market and lower overall costs. The company's offering also extends to project management and consultancy, as well as maintenance and training for a wide range of industrial segments. Headquartered in Turin, Italy, Comau has an international network of 6 innovation centers, 5 digital hubs, 9 manufacturing plants that span 13 countries and employ 4,000 people.
A global network of distributors and partners allows the company to respond quickly to the needs of customers, no matter where they are located throughout the world. Through the training activities organized by its Academy, Comau is also committed to developing the technical and managerial knowledge necessary for companies to face the challenges and opportunities of Industry 4.0.
Mullen is a Southern California-based automotive company that owns and partners with several synergistic businesses working toward the unified goal of creating clean and scalable energy solutions. Mullen has evolved over the past decade in sync with consumers and technology trends. Today, the Company is working diligently to provide exciting EV options built entirely in the United States and made to fit perfectly into the American consumer's life. Mullen strives to make EVs more accessible than ever by building an end-to-end ecosystem that takes care of all aspects of EV ownership.
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