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Kempower opens R&D center at Tampere University Campus, plans to recruit 15 employees to support rapid EV charging technology development

Kempower, a leading rapid charging technology provider, has established a new research and development center at Finland’s Tampere University Campus. The company will initially recruit 15 research and development professionals to work at the facility.

With headquarters and production facilities in the Finnish city of Lahti, Kempower develops rapid EV charging technology for electric cars, buses, off-highway vehicles, and marine vessels. The company’s product development and production are rooted in Finland.

We believe that collaborating with academia and researchers is vital, and we want to work closely with technology-focused universities and polytechnics. Our goal is to identify the most promising students during their studies and embed them in the Kempower culture by offering internships or thesis opportunities. We hope that the fast-evolving charging technology industry becomes familiar to students at Tampere University Campus and that they follow the development of e-mobility and the skills required to succeed in this market.

Tomi Ristimäki, CEO, Kempower.

Close cooperation with universities helps us to stay ahead of the curve as our business quickly scales and expands into new countries. The study fields of Tampere University’s faculty of Technology and Natural Sciences open interesting opportunities for collaboration and recruitment.

Tomi Ristimäki

When you look at a rapid EV charger, you often see only the surface and the hardware, yet the cloud and the backend also play a vital role. Every one of our chargers is connected to the cloud 24/7. We need technology professionals to further develop this solution, both now and in the future.

Tomi Ristimäki

Kempower is continuing to scale up its production capabilities to meet the strong growth of the e-mobility market. In July 2021, the company announced plans to open a new factory in Lahti, enabling it to scale up production by approximately 500% compared to its current capacity.

For more information, please contact:
Tomi Ristimäki, CEO, Kempower Oy,, +358 44 289 9815

Kempower, media relations:
Paula Savonen, Director, Communications, Kempower Oy,, +358 400 343 851

About Kempower

Kempower designs and manufactures DC fast charging solutions for electric vehicles and machines. We’re a team of electric vehicle enthusiasts with a deep understanding of the charging market and a hands-on mentality. Our product development and production are rooted in Finland, with over 90% of our materials and components sourced locally. We focus on all areas of transportation, from personal cars and commercial vehicles to mining equipment, boats and motorsports. With 70 years of experience in perfecting power sources, we set the bar in engineering and user-experience design.