AVL and Comau to collaborate for the future of electric mobility

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 22 Nov 2018


AVL List, one of the global leaders in engineering, simulation and testing technology for powertrain systems, and Comau, a leading company in industrial automation products and systems, are going to jointly offer innovative, modular and flexible solutions for the electrification market. They have an open cooperation in simulation, design, assembly and testing of powertrain components for electric as well as traditional vehicles.

The agreement is intended to ensure that customers have access to robust, standard solutions on a global scale, backed by a local presence, resulting in higher quality and a shorter time to market. The initial focus of the partnership will be on assembly systems and end-of-line testing for automotive batteries. The collaboration was inspired by the fact that the electrification market requires experienced, full-turnkey, affordable suppliers able to provide powerful assembly and test solutions for electric and hybrid vehicle manufacturing.

“Our Partnership brings together two market leaders in their respective fields. With shared objectives and complementary competencies we are able to offer our Customers the best of both worlds providing the market with a unique interface for the whole assembly process from design to execution,” explains Andrew Lloyd, Automation Systems COO, Comau.

“The combination of know-how between Comau with its enhanced Industry 4.0 solutions and AVL, with design experience in the integration of powertrain components and related testing methodologies, will bring battery assembly and end-of-line testing to a new level,” states Urs Gerspach, executive vice president, AVL List.