New administration and production building in Germany
bdtronic on expansion course with technologies for electric mobility and autonomous driving
bdtronic creates additional space for further growth and moves into a second state-of-the-art administration and production building in Weikersheim. The new building in Kopernikusstraße 5 covers a total area of 6,500 square meters, including five new conference rooms and a company restaurant for employees and customers. The reason for the positive development of the company is the high demand in the future markets of electromobility and autonomous driving.
"The automotive industry is undergoing a profound transformation. Electric and hybrid cars will dominate the street scene in the course of the next few years," explains Patrick Vandenrhijn, Managing Director of bdtronic. "With our technologies of dispensing, impregnating, hot riveting and plasma we have positioned ourselves in the best possible way. This allows us to grow rapidly."
In the field of dispensing, bdtronic manufactures machines that, for example, precisely dispense heat conductive pastes in battery cells. These solutions guarantee effective heat management and protect the battery cells from vibrations. Cameras and sensors of autonomous cars must be protected from dirt, condensation and overheating. For this purpose, it is necessary to bond housings, to pot electronic components and to fix circuit boards. For all these applications, bdtronic systems are used. In the field of safety electronics, it is essential to achieve maximum precision, accuracy and reliability. Characteristics for which the Weikersheim-based company is internationally renowned.
bdtronic has been active in the expanding e-mobility market for more than ten years. Rotors and stators from electric drives are impregnated with machines from the Tauber region to improve performance and extend the operating time. The company built the world's largest and fastest fully automatic impregnation plant for a leading electric car manufacturer. This system was awarded Product of the Year 2018 at the CWIEME in Berlin, the world's most important trade fair for the electric motor industry.
bdtronic has grown substantially in recent years: sales, production area and number of employees have doubled. In 2016, a modern administration and production building with a total area of approximately 4,000 square meters was built at the headquarters in Weikersheim. At the beginning of 2018, bdtronic took over an Italian mechanical engineering company, further increasing its production capacity and its production depth. Today more than 400 employees work in Weikersheim and in the locations in Belgium, Italy, Great Britain, USA, Mexico and China.