Durapower Establishes European R&D Facility in the Netherlands

Battery specialist for e-mobility locates at Automotive Campus in Helmond

Source: Durapower Technology Group

Durapower Technology Group, a supplier of high-quality lithium batteries for electric cars and energy storage, is opening a research and development branch on the Automotive Campus in Helmond in January 2019. The Singapore-based company specialises in turnkey battery systems which are used worldwide by leading manufacturers and system integrators for a wide range of applications, such as hybrid and electric vehicles, special vehicles, back-up systems and other stationary energy storage systems.

Turnkey power cell solutions for electric cars

“Durapower is much more than a manufacturer of lithion-ion batteries,” says Chief Executive Officer Kelvin Lim. “We supply complete turn-key solutions for electric vehicles, including vehicle platforms, battery charging and exchange equipment and energy storage solutions. We work closely with our customers with regards to the development of customised solutions.”

Access to global market via the Netherlands

Lim says the Automotive Campus and the regional network for green mobility in the Netherlands play a major role in the international development of electric mobility. “Our presence on the campus therefore offers a great opportunity to strengthen our position in the global market for green energy solutions.”

Lex Boon, Managing Director of the Automotive Campus, says the decision of Durapower to set-up shop on the Automotive Campus is an important impetus for the growing number of companies in the region that focuses on the development of green and smart mobility solutions. The Automotive Campus is part of Brainport Eindhoven, a leading high-tech industry cluster in the Netherlands.

Smart and green mobility ecosystem at Brainport Eindhoven

“Our focus is on the accelerated development of the smart and green mobility ecosystem in Brainport Eindhoven”, said Boon. “The new Durapower operation is part of a network of R&D facilities in China, Europe, Japan and the US. The experience and knowledge that the company brings to Helmond will give a significant boost to the development of green mobility in the region”, predicts Boon.

Source: BOM Foreign Investments 

30 November 2018

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