Bharat Forge floats joint venture with Germany’s Refu Electronik for EV parts

Bharat Forge has announced forming a joint venture with Germany’s Refu Electronik GmbH for development and manufacture of electric vehicle components with an investment of 11.35 million euros (about Rs 89 crore).

In a regulatory filing, the auto components major said the JV in which the company will hold 50 per cent stake will be into developing, manufacturing and selling of on board controllers and components, mainly – drives, invertors, converters (including AC/DC).

It added : “Besides, the new venture will develop and manufacture all kinds of auxiliary applications, related power electronics and battery management systems for all quality of e-mobility vehicles such as hybrid and electric 2-wheelers, 3-wheelers, cars and commercial vehicles.”

The filing also said Bharat Forge will hold 50 per cent stake in the JV by making an investment of 11.35 million euros by way of equity shares at nominal value of 1 euro, subject to fulfilment of conditions in share purchase agreement and JV agreement between the parties.

“Both parties will have joint management with equal rights to appoint board with equal capital contribution and representation. Each party as a shareholder of the proposed JVC, will have affirmative rights on certain businesses, strategic and governance matters,” it stated.

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