Durapower Technology Group B.V., supplier of high-quality lithium batteries, will open a branch office for research & development on the Automotive Campus in Helmond on January 1st next. The company specializes in turnkey battery systems for electric cars and energy storage. The decision of Durapower to set-up shop on the Automotive Campus is an important impetus for the growing number of companies in the region that focuses on the development of green and smart mobility solutions.
“Our focus is on the accelerated development of the smart & green mobility ecosystem in Brainport Eindhoven”, says Lex Boon, Managing Director of the Automotive Campus. “The new Durapower operation is part of a network of R&D facilities in China, Europe, Japan and the US. The experience and knowledge that the company brings to Helmond will give a significant boost to the development of green mobility in the region”, predicts Boon.
“Durapower is much more than a manufacturer of lithion-ion batteries,” says Chief Executive Officer Kelvin Lim. “We supply complete turn-key solutions for electric vehicles, including vehicle platforms, battery charging and exchange equipment and energy storage solutions. We work closely with our customers with regards to the development of customized solutions. The Automotive Campus and the regional network for green mobility in Brabant play a major role in the international development of electric mobility. Our presence on the campus therefore offers a great opportunity to strengthen our position in the global market for green energy solutions.”
Durapower’s battery system is used worldwide by leading manufacturers and system integrators for a wide range of applications, such as hybrid and electric vehicles, special vehicles, back-up systems and other stationary energy storage systems.
“Durapower brings economic activity and jobs to Helmond and contributes to the sustainability of Brabant”, says Frits Hoeve of BOM Foreign Investment. “We are happy to be able to contribute to the establishment of the company to our region.”