Podium Engineering Srl announces company name change and expansion of new technology services

6 March 2018

Geneva, 6 March 2018 – Podium Engineering Srl, active in the field of research, design and development of full vehicles, and of hybrid and fully electric powertrain systems in the automotive sector, is proud to announce that the company will begin operating under the new trade name Podium Advanced Technologies effective immediately.

The name change reflects the company’s broader commitment to offering innovative solutions that go well beyond the current service offering, sustained by the recent huge investments in technology and new facilities, that will further strengthen the company ability to provide turn-key solutions to OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers.

The name change also emphasizes the wide-ranging spectrum of business objectives pursued around e-mobility, energy harvesting and storage, and high performance automotive applications, with the goal of developing unique breakthrough solutions, lowering costs to our customers and continuously improving quality.

The company’s ownership and staff have not changed. At the same time, the company is unveiling a new logo, identity and a redesigned web site, at www.podium-tech.com.

The new logo was designed by Borromeo & De Silva, a renowned branding and product design firm in Milano.
Carlo Borromeo said: “We are extremely pleased that Podium Advanced Technologies has decided to entrust us with such an important task, to create a new logo and coordinated image system that could effectively represent them at a turning point in their company history. We decided to abandon the design elements of the past to create a logo that showcases the three souls of Podium Advanced Technologies service capabilities (Automotive Engineering, e-Mobility and Motorsport), different facets of the company DNA, yet inextricably linked by a strong automotive legacy.
The graphic sign is evocative of an air intake, an energy cell and a racing track. It is dynamic and at the same time prominent, universally appreciable and never banal in its simplicity.
The logo reflects the essential, reliable and straightforward personality of the company, being at the same time engaging and evocative.
We are very proud of what we achieved in this project. In a revolutionary historical period for the automotive industry, the world is once again looking at Italy for the creativity and innovation we have always been able to offer. Podium Advanced Technologies is there to represent such values at their best.”

The new web site, designed by Daimon Art, a boutique web agency in Torino, prominently features the company’s renewed focus on innovation along the three main lines Podium Advanced Technologies operates – Automotive Engineering, e-Mobility and Motorsport – as well as the wealth of experience accrued to date on a variety of projects, enriched by an array of relevant multimedia content.
Stefania Calabrò said: “To design a website that could represent a company so complex as Podium Advanced Technologies in a simple, straightforward and easy to navigate way was a tremendous challenge.
We set ourselves the goal that every user, even the non-specialist ones, could understand at a glance the nature and breadth of the company offering, as well as their unique features. We wanted to design an environment that could resemble the company itself, their people and their values.
We are happy with the end result, that has been made possible by the great attention to details, strong customization and pervasive teamwork that have characterized the whole project from the very start.”

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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