Financial Times recognizes Podium Advanced Technologies among Europe’s fastest growing companies

6 April 2018

London, 6 April 2018 – Podium Advanced Technologies scores highly in the FT1000: Europe’s fastest-growing companies – a ranking published by the Financial Times and Statista – charting the 1.000 companies in Europe that have achieved the highest growth in revenues between 2013 and 2016.
Podium Advanced Technologies ranked in the top 40% in Financial Times’s coveted FT1000 2018, joining ranks among Europe’s 1.000 fastest growing companies.

Financial Times has partnered with Statista to identify the 1.000 European companies that demonstrated the strongest growth between 2013 and 2016. This special report highlights companies that have contributed significantly to Europe’s economy and competitiveness on a global scale. Participating companies had to meet strict criteria with respect to their revenue growth to be included in the ranking.

Podium Advanced Technologies comes in at number 16 in the Automotive sector league table, largely dominated by German companies, thanks to an impressive revenue growth of 400% from 2013-16. Thanks to such growth, resulting in a remarkable 71% CAGR over the period, Podium Advanced Technologies also ranked in the top 30% within the 105 Italy-based businesses included in the FT1000 list this year.

This latest achievement is testament to Podium Advanced Technologies continued focus on innovation and technical excellence. With growing demand for our services from the Automotive, e-Mobility and Motorsport business lines in the international markets, and with one of the highest customers retention rate in the industry, we have been relentlessly expanding our service offering since our foundation on 2011.

With all profits reinvested in the company since its inception, Podium Advanced Technologies has fueled massive investments in high-tech equipment and machinery.

Today we have the capability of developing and assembling prototype battery packs of any size and for any application, there are two test benches in our lab capable to withstand 50kW and 250kW max power, and we have recently set up a workshop where we can assemble a racing car as well as any other one-off vehicle from ground up.
Please read the full report here.

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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