Top of the podium for Innovation and R&D: Podium Advanced Technologies wins the “Imprese Vincenti 2021” award by Intesa Sanpaolo

4 October 2021

Pont-Saint-Martin, 4 October 2021 – Top of the podium for Innovation and R&D: Podium wins the “Imprese Vincenti 2021”, the prestigious award promoted by Intesa Sanpaolo award by Intesa Sanpaolo
Podium Advanced Technologies is among the 112 companies selected by “Imprese Vincenti 2021”, the prestigious award, now in its third edition, promoted by Intesa Sanpaolo to reward the excellence of small and medium Italian companies. The spotlight of the award is on entrepreneurial excellence as a model to relaunch the economy, expecially in these tough pandemic times.

Innovation and R&D, Digitalization, ESG and sustainability, Supply chains and territory, Human capital: among these criteria of excellence, each linked to a stage of a digital tour meant to promote the initiative (plus one focus related to the agri-food sector and one to nonprofit organizations), Podium Advanced Technologies has been chosen on the basis of its ability and perseverance to innovate, through a clear strategy combined with solid investments on research and development.

This recognition comes in a year of great difficulty at a global level. Podium Advanced Technologies has been able to face up to this challenging time, continuing to work and grow, standing out in Italy and Europe thanks to courageous choices and major investments.

2020 has seen the highest revenue result ever for Podium Advanced Technologies and has 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 key battery systems for special applications in several industries.

All the companies in the restricted roster are small and medium-sized firms that have enriched their experiences with tools able to boost growth and are ready to make a dimensional leap. They have been able to grow internationally, investing and pursuing virtuous policies both at the business level and in human resource management.

Intesa Sanpaolo is one of the top banking groups in Europe and in the world.

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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