FEV Group acquires EVA Fahrzeugtechnik GmbH and reinforces its expertise in high-power high voltage batteries
With the integration of EVA Fahrzeugtechnik, FEV Group is further reinforcing its development capacity for the e-mobility market.
On September 12, 2017, globally operating engineering service provider FEV acquired the e-mobility and high voltage battery development specialist EVA Fahrzeugtechnik. Through this strategic expansion, FEV, a leading provider of engineering services for vehicle technologies, is significantly expanding its expertise in the Electronics & Electrification segment. With more than 220 experts, EVA develops high-power, high-voltage batteries that meet strict requirements regarding energy content, range, resistance, temperature resistance, weight and, of course, costs from the headquarters in Munich.
“The market share of hybrid and fully electric drivetrains continues to grow, while the expansion of range and performance in electric vehicles is placing new requirements on the development of batteries. With the integration of EVA Fahrzeugtechnik, FEV is significantly reinforcing its expertise in this area,” said Professor Stefan Pischinger, President and CEO of the FEV Group.
“We have long known that the future of automobiles is electric. This is also why we identify ourselves with the entire process, from the first concepts to systems, components, integration and validation to charging infrastructure,” explained Marcus Mülleneisen, Managing Director of EVA Fahrzeugtechnik GmbH. He added: “We consider ourselves to be the perfect complement to the current skill sets at FEV and look forward to the collaboration.”
EVA Fahrzeugtechnik GmbH was founded in 1994. The spectrum of the engineering service provider in vehicle technology ranges from engine control of the vehicle to functional safety to the validation of vehicle interiors and exteriors design. With its innovative services and products in the area of energy storage and electric machines, EVA Fahrzeugtechnik GmbH is already a force to be reckoned with in the German automotive industry. The design and development of stationary battery storage is a new business area. EVA Fahrzeugtechnik makes use of its significant expertise in the area of high-voltage vehicle batteries for the build of prototypes in the stationary area. The focal areas include small systems for typical single-family homes, major systems in the megawatt range, and participation in the primary reserve market, where energy can be stored on a large scale.
FEV is a leading independent international service provider of vehicle and powertrain development for hardware and software. The range of competencies includes the development and testing of innovative solutions up to series production and all related consulting services.The range of services for vehicle development includes the design of body and chassis, including the fine tuning of overall vehicle attributes such as driving behaviour and NVH. FEV also develops innovative lighting systems and solutions for autonomous driving and connectivity. The electrification activities of powertrains cover powerful battery systems, e-machines and inverters. Additionally FEV develops highly efficient gasoline and diesel engines, transmissions, EDUs as well as fuel cell systems and facilitates their integration into vehicles suitable for homologation. Alternative fuels are a further area of development.
The service portfolio is completed by tailor-made test benches and measurement technology, as well as software solutions that allow efficient transfer of the essential development steps of the above-mentioned developments, from the road to the test bench or simulation.
The FEV Group is growing continuously and currently employs 6700 highly qualified specialists in customer-oriented development centers at more than 40 locations on five continents.