Leader della Crescita 2023: Podium Advanced Technologies is in the top ranking of Il Sole 24 Ore for the fifth year in a row

22 November 2022

Pont-Saint-Martin, 22 November – Podium Advanced Technologies marks a path of uninterrupted growth, graduating as ‘Leader della Crescita’ for the fifth year in a row. Only 11 other Italian companies can boast this record.

“Leader della Crescita” is a ranking drawn up every year by Il Sole 24 Ore and Statista Gmbh that identifies the 500 Italian companies that have distinguished themselves for significant revenue growth in the previous three years, in this case the three-year period 2018-2021.
Podium Advanced Technologies ranked 65 overall in the rating published today by Il Sole 24 Ore with an annual revenue growth rate (CAGR) in the period of 83%.
In fact, the company featured total revenues of EUR 4,8 million in 2018 and exceeded the EUR 30 million mark in 2021.

“Leader della crescita” is becoming a fixed event for Podium Advanced Technologies, which had been selected in the prestigious ranking for the first time in 2018 and has repeated the achievement year after year. This continuity is a huge achievement for a company that started his business as a start-up in 2011. Only 11 other Italian companies out of the 500 selected in the ranking have been nominated for five consecutive years, none of them in the automotive sector.

“We are honored by this recognition, especially as we continue to confirm it over time. – commented CEO Francesco Monti – Looking at the past 12 months, there have been several prestigious goals that Podium has been able to achieve. On the motorsport side, our team achieved a podium and a pole position in the FIA WEC World Championship. On the battery systems side, we have carried out projects for prominent brands such as Ducati Motor Holding and Riva, for whom we have designed and built the battery packs for their first electric motorboat.
On the battery side we have just kicked off a major research and development project, accounting for a total investment of more than EUR 20 million in the next three years. The project, called Tech-Bat, will be realized in our new facility, which will be operational from April 2023 and will allow a production capacity of more than 250 MWh/year.”

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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