Xerotech and Agder partner on electric vehicle production
Xerotech and Agder will electrify over 200 units of construction and mining machinery in the next five years using Xerotech's scalable Hibernium battery platform.
The collaboration represents Xerotech’s entry into the Scandinavian market as well as Agder’s move into battery-electric equipment.
Dr. Barry Flannery, CEO and Founder of Xerotech, said until now, it has been virtually impossible for construction and mining equipment suppliers to electrify low-volume high-diversity machines.
"We are providing Agder Gruppen with a complete common platform solution across all machines eliminating bespoke engineering and development per machine,” he said.
The Scandinavian market is at the forefront of heavy-duty electrification worldwide and our partnership with Agder will enable both companies to lead the market’s transition to zero-emission machinery, added Thomas Tomaszewski, VP of Business Development at Xerotech.
Non-road mobile machinery is widely being recognised as the next frontier of electrification. "The industry is changing and we have worked intensively over the past year to come up with solutions for fossil-free machines," said Kjell Vidar Hamre, Agder’s CEO. "It is important for the industry that we as suppliers take responsibility, and take guidelines and political decisions seriously. We will soon come up with more products that are both electric and battery powered."
Xerotech recently acquired three new units in the Claregalway Corporate Park which will extend the company's current footprint to 50,000 sq ft. It will now have two dedicated units for fully automated serial manufacturing lines and a third to support 70 new staff.
The firm is also in final stages of green-field site selection in Galway for its European Gigafactory Complex which will exceed 250,000 sq ft in its first phase.