Fisker meets with potential suppliers

    As the plug-in hybrid car maker continues preparations for producing cars in Delaware, Fisker officials met with local suppliers interested in doing business with the company.

    Leaders of Fisker Automotive met with possible future suppliers today at a special event at DuPont Country Club.  The company is trying to pick suppliers as it continues preparations for production of a plug-in hybrid car starting in the third quarter of 2012.

    The company’s COO Bernhard Koehler met with suppliers along with other members of Fisker’s management team including VP of Manufacturing Frank Faga.  Koehler says, “It was great to start identifying potential suppliers for our manufacturing facility and we look forward to hosting several more supplier days in the near future.”

    Suppliers met with company officials and outlined their capabilities, while Fisker officials presented an overview of the company and detailed the planned timeline for starting production at the former GM assembly plant in Newport.

    Earlier this year, Koehler told members of the State Chamber of Commerce that in addition to partnering with local companies, he was hopeful that some of the companies existing suppliers would “co-locate” in Delaware with Fisker.

    Want a digest of WHYY’s programs, events & stories? Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

    It will take 126,000 members this year for great news and programs to thrive. Help us get to 100% of the goal.