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Hofer Powertrain expands EV battery testing capabilities

Posted on 11 Apr 2024 and read 459 times
Hofer Powertrain expands EV battery testing capabilitiesHofer Powertrain’s development centre and the battery testing facility undergoing expansion

Hofer Powertrain, a key development and technology partner for the automotive industry, has announced a significant expansion of its battery testing capabilities in Nuertingen, Germany. Responding to the electric vehicle (EV) market’s unprecedented growth and the rising demand for high-performance, cost-efficient, and innovative battery systems, the company is quadruplig the size of its development and testing facilities from 1,000 to 4,000m2. This expansion reflects Hofer Powertrain’s commitment to driving forward the development of the most efficient and innovative drive solutions.

Lars Illgen, who jointly leads the battery and mechatronics business unit at Hofer Powertrain with Martin Maier, explained: “The trend towards electric in every automotive market segment is driving the demand for standard battery tests and innovative testing approaches. Our development and testing services are unique in the market, and our teams consistently deliver the highest quality. The number of projects and returning customers has been steadily increasing for years. With our expansion, we ensure not only to meet this demand but also to further support our customers in developing future-proofed battery solutions.”

The new development and testing facilities will feature ‘state of the art’ environments and test benches for cell, module, and pack tests, allowing the teams to cover a wide range of development work and conduct a variety of tests, such as environmental and electrical tests, including highly specialised approaches and procedures for individual customer requirements.”

He continued: “Our employees in the battery teams are known for their quick handling of special inquiries, innovative spirit, and strong customer focus in the dynamic market. The expansion creates even more space for prototype assembly and enables a large testing environment for higher test specimen volumes, significantly increasing the efficiency and speed of testing processes in large projects.”

The ability to respond to the individual needs of our customers quickly and flexibly, coupled with the continuous pursuit of progress by OEMs and Tier One customers, makes the services and expertise of Hofer Powertrain very attractive. With the expansion and the addition of up to 30 more experts to the team, the company further strengthens its position as a leader in the field of battery testing.

Beyond expanding its facilities, Hofer Powertrain is also deeply committed to the continuous growth and development of its teams. This expansion does not just add capacity and expertise — it also champions the cultivation of new talent within this swiftly advancing technology field.