AVL List, engineering, simulation and testing technology for powertrain systems company, and Comau, industrial automation products and systems company, have joined forces to offer modular and flexible solutions in the electric and hybrid vehicle manufacturing market. As of Jan. 1, AVL and Comau have an open cooperation in simulation, design, assembly and testing of powertrain components for electric as well as traditional vehicles.
According to the companies, the agreement will ensure customers have access to standard solutions on a global scale, backed by a local presence, resulting in higher quality and a shorter time to market. The initial focus of the partnership will be on assembly systems and end-of-line testing for automotive batteries.
"Our partnership brings together two market leaders in their respective fields," said Andrew Lloyd, automation systems COO, Comau. "With shared objectives and complementary competencies we are able to offer our Customers the best of both worlds providing the market with a unique interface for the whole assembly process from design to execution."
"The combination of know-how between Comau with its enhanced Industry 4.0 solutions and AVL, with design experience in the integration of powertrain components and related testing methodologies, will bring battery assembly and end-of-line testing to a new level," said Urs Gerspach, executive vice president, AVL.