A new partnership between Q-tronic BV – a Netherlands-based powertrain system integrator – and Italy’s Flash Battery, a leading producer of custom lithium batteries with over 500 different models and more than 200MWh supplied in 54 countries around the world, has its sights set on one of the most electrification-oriented markets in the world.
The Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg are the focus of the alliance between the two companies. As pointed out by Flash Battery CEO Marco Righi (pictured) and Q-tronic Managing Director Marcel Doppenberg, these areas “have set on an uncompromising journey towards far-reaching sustainability and are pushing hard for electrification, something that’s taking place in every Northern European country”.
Doppenberg explains: “With the Climate Agreement and the Climate Law, the Netherlands introduced restrictive measures in every industrial sector in order to reduce CO2 emissions, going as far as to prohibit the use of carbon.
“This evolution will drive an increasing number of manufacturers to adopt zero emissions technology and the partnership with a lithium battery expert the likes of Flash Battery will definitely accelerate this process in many OEMs.
“Q-Tronic BV, a powertrain system integrator operating in different sectors with over 40 years’ electrification experience, walks customers through the choice of components, such as motors and inverters, transaxles and battery chargers; it works on projects that are very different from one another, ranging from off-road (construction) and agricultural applications all the way to electric vehicle mobility applications, which are widely used in cities, airports and industries,” continued Righi. “Some of the most important applications we are already working on come from the construction and earth-moving sectors, especially compact loaders, which are requiring increasingly more energy in less space.”
“The partnership with Flash Battery is the natural evolution of the demand from markets needing to electrify and looking for a one-stop source for their powertrain systems,” underlined Doppenberg. “This is why integrating all the functions revolving around the electrification process is necessary: consulting, design and prototyping; quality of materials; sustainability; reliability; high performance; and, last but not least, the personalised support service demanded by SMEs and large OEMs alike (including adequate remote control systems and training of the professionals managing the systems and vehicles).
“The partnership with Flash Battery is very important to us,” he continued, “because we can now combine Flash Battery’s innovative and exclusive lithium battery technology with our expertise in the field; together we’ll be able to offer a complete powertrain system made to a very high quality level, giving us the capability to create new electrical systems equipped with lithium batteries and customised solutions built around our customers’ needs.”
Righi went on to underscore that “the partnership with Q-tronic represents a remarkable value for markets that have been oriented towards electrification for some time now and, as a result, are demanding high-quality, reliable products; we can deliver with our technological know-how and that part of the job that is essential to us, the design consulting stage, when we analyse specific requirements so that the application gets exactly the energy it needs.
“Here we are sure that supported by our product R&D activities, one of our greatest strengths, we can make a substantial contribution to the creation of tremendously innovative solutions for the manufacturers who turn to Q-tronic – high-performance and reliable solutions that have earned us a place as one of the technology partners involved in developing EU supported projects.”
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