Kongsberg Automotive, Kongsberg Devotek and Kongsberg Innovation join forces for electric and hybrid vehicles
Kongsberg Automotive, a diversified automotive supplier that delivers systems to the global car and truck industry, and Kongsberg Devotek, an innovative system development house, announced today a joint project to identify new business opportunities within system and product applications for future electric- and hybrid vehicles. The joint project will be facilitated by Kongsberg Innovation, a company who has strong focus on renewable energy, and who is owned by the leading industries in Kongsberg along with e.g. Statoil Hydro. The project will focus on the driveline needs of these next generation vehicles.
“We are very pleased with this innovative partnership”, says Hans Peter Havdal, President of Automotive Systems at Kongsberg Automotive. “In combination with Kongsberg Devotek’s 25 years of experience in automotive product development and Kongsberg Innovation’s competence in the field of renewable energy, we are well positioned to understand the challenges of the market and identify new opportunities for electric and hybrid vehicle components and systems. It is expected that hybrid- and electric vehicles will count for 10 - 15% of the global market within the next 10 years. It is important to us to further strengthen our presence in this segment”.
Kongsberg Automotive is headquartered in Kongsberg, Norway and has approx. 50 facilities in 20 countries on all continents. Kongsberg Automotive provides system solutions to vehicle makers around the world. The product portfolio includes gearshift systems, cables for a wide variety of applications, fuel lines, tubing and hoses, couplings, clutch actuation, stabilizing rods, seat heaters, seat ventilation, lumbar supports, head restrains, arm rests, steering columns, pedals, electronics and displays. Find more information at www.kongsbergautomotive.com.
Kongsberg Devotek is headquarted in Kongsberg with sites in Asker, Ålensund and Mandal. Devotek is an independent development house providing high technology solutions to companies developing, owning and selling products and systems subjected to tough environments. Find more information at www.devotek.com
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