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Company profile

Podium Advanced Technologies is distinctively positioned to offer a comprehensive set of services in automotive high-performance development, covering conventional, hybrid and full electric vehicles and powertrains, supported by a unique hands-on experience in all facets of international motorsports.

Podium is a leading player in the field of prototype applications, motorsports and small series automotive solutions, pioneering hybrid and electric powertrains and high performance battery systems fully integrated with vehicle constraints.

Established in 2011 by three young engineers trained in Italy’s motor city, Turin, the company obtained the quality management, the environmental management and the information security management system certifications (ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015, ISO 27001:2017, respectively).

With headquarters in Pont Saint Martin (Aoste), close to the main industrial districts and technology parks of North Western Italy and to the bordering French and Swiss regions, Podium has been nominated by the Financial Times among Europe’s 1000 fastest growing companies for five consecutive years (from 2018 to 2022).

Business lines

The company is currently structured around three business lines: Road cars, Battery Systems and Racing cars and Motorsport. Each business line operates along its own line of management, drawing upon a common pool of competences and resources within the technical department.

The Road cars team is capable of delivering vehicle engineering solutions for any given application and required performance, from systems design to full vehicle development and assembly, with the highest quality and efficiency. 

Our Battery Systems team has a proven track record in developing complete hybrid or full electric powertrain systems. We can design, build and test high voltage battery packs with best in class power to weight and energy to weight ratios. Podium Advanced Technologies’ proprietary Battery Management System (BMS) delivers the best performances and safety in any given battery application.

The Racing cars and Motorsport team has the proven ability to carry out the entire design, engineering, assembly, set-up and testing of a race car, from ground up. At the same time, they have gained the experience of putting together and running a winning racing team in prominent international series.

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Management Team

Francesco-Monti-BN
Francesco Monti
Massimiliano-Turco-BN
Massimiliano Turco
Luca-Ciancetti-BN
Luca Ciancetti
Igor-Zanetti-BN
Igor Zanetti
Francesco-Monti-Orizz
Francesco Monti
Massimiliano-Turco-Orizz
Massimiliano Turco
Luca-Ciancietti-Orizz
Luca Ciancetti
Igor-Zanetti-Orizz
Igor Zanetti

Clients

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

Functionalities

  • 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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