Podium Advanced Technologies is among the Europe’s 1000 fastest growing companies for the sixth year in a row

1 March 2023

The prestigious ranking compiled by Financial Times includes Podium Advanced Technologies for the sixth consecutive time.

Since 2017, the Financial Times has been compiling a list of the 1000 fastest growing companies in Europe.
For the past six years, Podium Advanced Technologies has been on this list and is one of the very few companies deserving such award year after year. In all of Europe, in fact, there are only 5 companies boasting this track record, 2 of which are Italian.
This year’s result takes into account the three-year period 2018 – 2021, placing Podium Advanced Technologies in the top 30% of the ranking.
Podium Advanced Technologies ranks sixth among the companies in the automotive sector with a CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) in the 3-year period over 80% and an Absolute Growth Rate of 509%.
“Podium Advanced Technologies has had a steady growth rate for six years. Since the beginning of the Financial Times ranking in 2017, our CAGR has never scored below 80% – comments CEO Francesco Monti – We closed FY 2021 with over 30 million in turnover and 2022 was a breakthrough year with the start of the €24 M investment plan in the electrification and battery systems development sector, called Tech Bat. 2023 will certainly be a year of great change and growth with the imminent move to new headquarters and the massive investment in Research and Development.”

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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