BorgWarner acquires Drivetek, strengthens power electronics business

By acquiring the Switerzerland-based Drivetek, BorgWarner has expanded its power electronics capabilities in auxiliary inverters, which will in turn accelerate growth of its high-voltage eFan business.

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BorgWarner acquires Drivetek, strengthens power electronics business

BorgWarner has announced that it has acquired Drivetek AG, which caters to customers in the automotive and transportation industry as well as in the aviation, industrial and energy sectors.

Headquartered in Switzerland, Drivetek offers engineering and product development services for inverters, electric drive solutions, and power electronics as well as a line of products that include specialized inverters for high-speed electrified turbomachinery. The company’s competencies include design and development of power electronics and electrical machines, system engineering, and control software.

“Drivetek is an important partner with BorgWarner on our booked eFan business, with our first customer award being announced in February of this year,” said Frederic Lissalde, President and CEO of BorgWarner. “Bringing Drivetek’s talented team in house is an investment that grows our power electronics capabilities in auxiliary inverters, which we expect to accelerate the growth of our High Voltage eFan business. We welcome the team to BorgWarner.”

Earlier this year, BorgWarner was selected by a major European commercial vehicle OEM to provide its eFan system for battery-powered long-haul road transport vehicles. This is the company’s first business win for the high-voltage (HV) eFan system (pictured above), which is tailored to the customer’s individual needs. It will be implemented on vehicles for the European market. Production is expected to commence in late 2024. 

 

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