BREA, Calif. – Mullen Automotive, Inc. (NASDAQ: MULN), an emerging electric vehicle manufacturer, announces today a strategic alliance with Comau, a leading Italian systems integrator and solutions provider with longstanding experience in the automotive sector, for the build-out of a vehicle body shop at Mullen’s Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Center (AMEC) in Tunica, Mississippi.
Mullen Automotive and Comau are joining forces to develop a state-of-the-art body shop for the new and upcoming Mullen FIVE EV Crossover. Comau has been a leader in the industry of automotive manufacturing, along with other sectors, since the early 1970s and is reputed for combining innovative engineering solutions with easy-to-use open automation and enabling technologies. Comau’s competency stems from over 45 years of field-proven experience and a strong presence within every major industrial country. Mullen and Comau will work to deliver the most accurate and quality body shops to enhance the overall production of the FIVE.
Comau is supporting Mullen’s plans in designing the processes and equipment for the AMEC facility in Tunica, where the FIVE will be produced. Comau’s vast experience in designing body shops for the automotive industry gives Mullen a leading edge in efficiency and quality for the BIW (Body in White).
“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.
Laerte Scarpitta, Comau’s leader of the Americas, said: “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.”
The Mullen FIVE is built on an EV crossover skateboard platform that offers multiple powertrain configurations and trim levels in a svelte design that is “Strikingly Different” and exciting to experience in person.