bdtronic receives further major orders in the field of emobility and achieves in the last 12 months an order intake of more than EUR 100 million / Battery and electric motor manufacturing as growth drivers
bdtronic, a globally active mechanical engineering company and process specialist based in Germany, has received major orders in the electric vehicle market in the first three months of fiscal year 2023. The company will supply a series production line for the trickle impregnation of electric motors for a top-3 European car manufacturer. For a German vehicle manufacturer from the premium segment, bdtronic has been awarded to supply over 20 dispensing systems for battery production. This is the largest single order in the company's history. For another customer, the company won the order for both the impregnation of electric motors, battery production and the production of power electronics.
The future of mobility is electric, as shown by the rapidly increasing market share of electric vehicles worldwide. Current forecasts indicate that the ramp-up of this technology has just begun and exponential growth is expected in the coming years. Today, car manufacturers as well as their suppliers are already investing large sums in the conversion of their production sites - away from the powertrain to the production of electric motors and batteries. There are enormous growth opportunities for supplier companies in the mechanical and machine engineering sector.
"With our dispensing, impregnation, heat staking and plasma technologies, we are the ideal partner for the mobility of the future. We offer manufacturing technologies for electric and hybrid motors, batteries and power electronics," says Patrick Vandenrhijn, CEO of bdtronic. "The electric vehicle market is very dynamic and is constantly evolving. To be successful, it depends on the right mix of many years of experience and innovative spirit, as well as the ability to react quickly to current developments."
bdtronic has been a reliable partner to the automotive industry for more than 30 years and has established itself as a leading global complete solution provider for critical processes in the field of impregnation, dispensing, plasma and heat staking. This portfolio is unique on the market, as bdtronic has developed all technologies in-house. In its 650 square meter technology center, more than 20 experts work with customers to develop their manufacturing processes. The solutions offered enable customers to produce with the highest possible Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) and the lowest Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).
bdtronic has grown strongly in recent years: order intake in the last 12 months exceeded EUR 100 million for the first time in the company’s history. In previous years, the company's growth rates were also continuously in the double digits.
"In 2019, we moved into a second state-of-the-art administration and manufacturing building with an area of 6,500 sqm. Now we need more manufacturing space and have therefore rented a production hall at short notice," explains Patrick Vandenrhijn. "With more than 5,100 machines installed worldwide, we are no longer a hidden champion, but rather one of the leading global manufacturers for alternative drives."
bdtronic has also expanded internationally in recent years, opening sales offices in the growth markets of India and South Korea, which have already won orders in the battery manufacturing sector. Cooperation at bdtronic takes place across national borders: as a rule, customer and project acquisition is carried out by the local branches. Project planning, engineering and problem solving take place at the headquarters in Germany. During the complete project realization from customer order to delivery, there is a close exchange between the international colleagues.
At bdtronic's headquarters, you can hear Chinese, English, Flemish, Hindi, Spanish and Hungarian in addition to German in the production hall. This is because the company also relies on constant internationalization when it comes to personnel acquisition. Colleagues from over 20 different nations now work together, and this diversity makes the team even more innovative and creative. From around 70 employees at the beginning, the company has grown to more than 480 colleagues. The company will continue to grow in the current year and is looking for motivated and qualified employees, especially in the areas of software, service and manufacturing.
bdtronic has unique process expertise and experience in the impregnation of electric motors for the automotive industry. The company has now installed series systems at OEMs and Tier1 automotive suppliers worldwide. In addition to the electric motor, the battery as well as the power electronics are at the heart of every EV. The technologies from bdtronic are not only used in electric cars, but also in other vehicles, because the entire mobility industry is going electric. For example, the market for electric two- and three-wheelers is growing, and truck and bus manufacturers are also aiming for an all-electric future.