Leader della Crescita 2022 – Il Sole 24 Ore: Podium Advanced Technologies in the top ranking of companies for the fourth consecutive year

19 November 2021

Pont-Saint-Martin, 19 November 2021 – For the fourth consecutive year Podium Advanced Technologies is listed in the top ranking of Il Sole 24 Ore regarding Italian companies that have achieved the highest growth in revenues over the last three-year horizon
 
In this edition of the ranking by Statista and Il Sole 24 Ore, the most authoritative Italian economic newspaper, Podium Advanced Technologies has been listed in the top 8% ranking of Italian companies that have achieved the highest growth in revenues between 2017 and 2020, placing at number 38 overall and at the first place in the automotive sector.

Only 25 companies have been able to make the ranking in four consecutive years: among these Podium Advanced Technologies, which is also the only one in the automotive sector.

Selected by Il Sole 24 Ore in partnership with Statista, the participating companies had to meet strict criteria to be included in the “Leader della crescita 2022” ranking, including that of organic growth being the major driver of turnover evolution.

Podium Advanced Technologies scores a remarkable 104% CAGR in revenues over the period, with more than 18 million Euro turnover in 2020. Revenues forecast for the current year is expected in excess of 30 Million EUR.

The mid-term perspective anticipates further grow, fueling development with huge investments estimated to be around 20 Million EUR in aggregate over the next three years. This considerable effort is aimed also to the construction of a new research center focused on the design, development and assembly of battery systems for special applications.

The last 12 months have been dotted by important milestones such as the completion of the production of the first batch of Delta Futurista, the rolling out of SCG 004S, the race of the SCG 004C at the Nürburgring 24h, the development of bespoke battery systems for special applications in several industries and setting seven FIA world land speed records with the research prototype Blizz Primatist.

Above all, the participation in the 2021 FIA World Endurance Championship and the debut at the Le Mans 24 Hours of the Glickenhaus 007 LMH cars designed, developed and built by Podium Advanced Technologies: “This has been 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.

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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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