Volvo Group invests in Designwerk Technologies AG to complement electromobility capabilities
Volvo Group has signed definitive agreements to acquire 60 percent of Designwerk Technologies AG. The company, based in Switzerland, develops and sells electromobility products, engineering services, electromobility eco-systems. By investing in Designwerk Technologies, the Volvo Group will complement its current capabilities regarding niche products and solutions.
"Designwerk Technologies have strong competencies within electromobility, focused on developing, prototyping and producing low volume niche products in the entire industrial electromobility spectrum, which makes it a great complement to the Volvo Group's capabilities. This investment will support the Volvo Group transition towards climate-neutral transport solutions across segments,"
says Lars Stenqvist, Volvo Group Chief Technology Officer.
Designwerk Technologies offer customized electric trucks under the brand Futuricum, rapid mobile chargers and high voltage battery systems. Designwerk Technologies is working in fast feedback loops in development with customers to improve their offering constantly as an innovative company.
"We look forward to continuing to support Volvo Group's electromobility transformation, with additional agility and performance. By adding the scale and competencies of Volvo to our niche production, we will both be able to speed up the necessary implementation of electric vehicles and supporting infrastructure, and increase the share of zero-emission journeys on the roads,"
says Adrian Melliger, CEO of Designwerk Technologies.
Designwerk Technologies will continue to operate as a standalone company.