Cuberg, acquired by Northvolt in 2021, had 25 employees on the day the companies joined forces. Cuberg has since grown head count quickly to support delivery on multi-million dollar customer programs while continuing to pursue advanced battery research and development.
That's why Cuberg decided to more than double its office footprint to accommodate a rapid influx of talent. Today, new hires will join the team in a larger and more spacious working environment.
“We were definitely short on desks,” says Cuberg Facilities Manager Patrick Le. “And it was getting pretty tough to book a spot in a conference room! It’s been a rewarding experience to help design and build a great office for our team to grow into.”
Cuberg’s corporate offices are part of the Williams St historic industrial area in San Leandro, which was originally constructed by a food manufacturer. During its mid-20th century heyday, this facility processed over fifty tons of breakfast cereal each year. Today, Cuberg is helping to write a new chapter of San Leandro history by creating diverse employment opportunities as part of the transition to an electrified future.
Richard Wang, Founder and CEO of Cuberg, comments, “We’re proud to grow our business here in the Bay Area and put San Leandro at the center of the global energy transition. This is a growing community with access to top Silicon Valley talent, and we’re looking forward to thriving here for years to come.”
In addition to the temporary construction jobs created by this project, Cuberg is hiring battery technicians and engineers on an ongoing basis to help produce cells, modules, and battery system components. Cuberg is committed to building an inclusive and representative workforce that draws talent from within the community and around the world. Cuberg has a goal of having women constitute 40% of its workforce, including 50% of leadership.
San Leandro Mayor Juan González III comments: “Cuberg's production of advanced battery systems, enabling electric aviation worldwide, is a game-changer for our city. San Leandro is now at the forefront of the clean energy transition, becoming a beacon of sustainable innovation. We are shaping a greener and more prosperous tomorrow for San Leandro, nationwide, and globally.”
Because the company is located in San Leandro, Cuberg manufacturing and corporate operations can use 100% renewable electricity as part of the Renewable 100 program run by East Bay Community Energy.
“Cuberg is in the climate solutions business, and that’s why seamless access to renewable electricity is so important,” continues Richard Wang. “As we drive the decarbonization of hard-to-abate mobility sectors like aviation, it just makes sense to do that work with wind and solar produced in California.”
Cuberg’s partners for local construction are Rossi Builders, a family-owned construction firm based in San Francisco, and FOLIO Architects, a woman-owned architecture and design firm headquartered in Santa Clara.