2011-2021. Our first ten years

21 May 2021

Pont-Saint-Martin, 21 May 2021 – Podium was founded on May 21, 2011 and celebrates today its first 10 years of operations.
Podium CEO Francesco Monti: “This important anniversary is marked by the latest exceptional technical and business results such as the delivery of a unique and innovative battery system to Hitachi Rail, the debut of the new Glickenhaus 004C Evo at Nürburgring and seven FIA world land speed records just broken by the research prototype Blizz Primatist designed and built by Podium Advanced Technologies. We celebrate this important milestone acknowledging the contribution that our employees and all the people who worked with Podium over these first 10 years have brought about.”

“We are looking forward to participating at the FIA World Endurance Championship with the Glickenhaus 007 LMH – Le Mans Hypercar, designed and built by Podium, which has successfully completed a series of performance test in the last weeks at the circuits of Vallelunga and Monza. This is one of the major projects for us in this sector, a championship that represents the most important class after Formula 1”, CEO Francesco Monti underlines.

Recently, Financial Times picks Podium for the fourth year in a row among Europe’s 1000 fastest growing companies “This makes everybody here in Podium very proud and it demonstrates that our founding values, business ethics and customer focus are delivering consistent results”, Podium CEO Francesco Monti underlines.

Assembly process

Sorting, Testing and Stacking Cylindrical
- Fully automated station
- 100% cells state of health testing (including open circuit voltage, resistance/AC impedance, temperature
- Stations able to handle module up to 1200 mm length
- Different cooling strategies can be handled within this station
- Similar capacity cells can be sorted and included in a module
- Fast and tack-free led lamp curing
- Accurate pressing operation
Sorting, Testing and Stacking Cylindrical
Sorting, Testing and Stacking Prismatic and Pouch
- Fully automated station
- 100% cells state of health testing (including open circuit voltage, resistance/AC impedance, temperature
- Stations can handle different cell dimensions and different thermal extraction strategies
- Accurate pressing operation
Sorting, Testing and Stacking Prismatic and Pouch
Bus Bar Laser Welding
- Cutting edge laser beam technology that guarantees robust joints for several type of busbar connections
- Possibility to weld challenging reflective materials such as CU, Al and dissimiral combination of materials
- Internal development of welding parameters
- Extensive quality control such as weld penetration in process monitoring and resistivity checks
- Stations can handle module up to 1200 mm length and 600 mm width
Bus Bar Laser Welding
Ultrasonic wire bonding
- Fully automatic station
- Wire bonding with the highest axis accuracy
- Continuous real time monitoring of wire condition and process
- Integrated quality control
Ultrasonic wire bonding
Pack assembly stations
- Stations equipped with manual assistors and process dedicated tools to allow assembly teams to work in perfect ergonomic and safe conditions
- Stations equipped with torque monitored tools
- Control tracking system to verify process completion and quality monitoring
- Junction box assembly and quality control
- Controlled sealing application completed after functional test
Pack assembly stations
EOL Testing
- Battery module and pack functional tests
- BMS firmware and software flashing
- Pack cooling system integrity test
EOL Testing

Main features

  • Safety: BMS Design compliant for ISO 26262
  • Scalable slave-master architecture, handles systems
    up to 1.000 V
  • Cell dissipative balancing


  • Real time monitoring cells & components voltage
    and temperatures
  • Advanced algorithms for SOC/SOH estimation
  • Advanced SOP estimation with realtime cell
    thermoelectrical models
  • Electromechanical components feedback monitoring
    and degradation estimation (fuses, contactors)
  • Control and monitoring of the thermal management system
  • Sensing of current, water leak, internal humidity, etc
  • Ground fault monitoring of grounded or ungrounded systems

Services related to BMS

  • Testing and modelling of battery cells
    and systems
  • Experimental characterization of cells
    for accurate state estimation algorithms
    (e.g., SOC, SOE, SOH, SOP)
  • BMS hardware and software development
    for specific applications
  • Prototyping of high-performance
    battery systems
  • Consulting in the field of battery systems

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