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Decarbonization through electrification drives technology acquisition

Feb. 5, 2024
Danfoss acquires 1,500 Vdc converter technology from Ampner

Danfoss Drives has acquired 1,500 Vdc converter technology from Ampner, with plans to scale up its advanced electrification portfolio within energy storage.

“With 2030 climate targets becoming ever more imminent, decarbonization via electrification is accelerating in multiple sectors,” said Mika Kulju, president of the Danfoss Drives business. “There is a growing trend in all focus application areas where 1,500 Vdc is starting to play a key role. This is a big step for Danfoss Drives in ensuring a complete electrification offering, thus securing the right solutions for our customers in their electrification projects.”

Danfoss Drives is a provider of electrification products in applications such as Power-to-X, smart grids and energy storage, fast charging and electrification of ports and vessels. The acquisition of the ACE300 product and the takeover of the product team from Finland-based Ampner will extend the electrification portfolio with a dedicated 1,500 Vdc power converter.

The product will be integrated within Danfoss Drives’ portfolio with primary focus on smart grids and energy storage. Ampner will continue to grow its power engineering business. Energy storage systems are designed to secure continuous availability of renewable energy, while strengthening a constant energy supply.

“I am excited to extend our team and strengthen our power conversion portfolio,” said Shekhar Kubal, head of Electrification Business Unit at Danfoss. “The new team has developed an extraordinarily strong product, and we will add even more value to it while integrating it into the Danfoss Electrification portfolio. In the electrification business unit, we are excited to offer our customers even better energy storage solutions from now on, and we are looking forward to sharing this exciting news with our customers. I consider this to be a promising start. We will continue to expand the portfolio using energy efficient technologies targeting decarbonization, together with our partners.”

Clayton Gibbons, head of Electrification & System Drives—Americas, states: "This portfolio expansion is extremely relevant to serve projects within the United States Bipartisan Infrastructure Legislation (BIL) and Department of Energy (DOE) programs in particular."

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