e-troFit GmbH and Paul Nutzfahrzeuge GmbH have joined forces in a so-called Preferred Partnership. The aim of the cooperation is to make greater use of synergies in the field of commercial vehicle electrification and to benefit from the partner’s value chains.
These synergies are to be leveraged both in the conversion of vehicles and in the production of new vehicles, according to e-troFit. In order to make processes more efficient, the two companies want to cooperate more closely in development, production and sales in the DACH (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) region.
The conversion specialist e-troFit wants to contribute its “extensive experience in the field of technology development and the continuous optimisation of emission-free electric drive systems” – such as its Vehicle Control Unit, which is certified according to the ISO 26262 standard. As a vehicle manufacturer, Paul Nutzfahrzeuge has expertise in the production or conversion of vehicles and the associated integration and design of drive systems. Every year, Paul Nutzfahrzeuge converts around 1,000 vehicles, including chassis conversions, axle modifications, frame extensions as well as special configurations.
The two companies have also formulated concrete goals: By the end of this year, up to 50 commercial vehicles are to be electrified together, both city buses and trucks (up to 23t). For 2022, the cooperation partners plans to electrify up to 300 commercial vehicles.
“We have already been working with Paul Nutzfahrzeuge for some time and value their expertise and high-quality standards,” says Andreas Hager, Managing Director of e-troFit GmbH. “We are all the more looking forward to now setting up the cooperation strategically and networking our business activities more closely.”
The partners have also agreed on the joint development and production of new vehicles as well as conversion solutions to fuel cell propulsion. By 2030, significantly more than 5,000 city buses and trucks are to be jointly electrified and brought to market.
Source: Press release via email.