Heliox and private equity investor Waterland join forces for extra growth in high power charging solutions for e-mobility. The goal is to ensure the international market development and implementation of fast charging infrastructure for electric buses and other heavy-duty vehicles. The exact amount of the investment hasn’t been disclosed.

Heliox, located in Best and founded in 2009 with roots in the Philips organisation, has used its know-how from consumer electronics power conversion, to develop a CCS plug-in charger for electric buses in 2013. Heliox has developed a fast-charging technology together with leading European vehicle manufacturers and public transport operators. Heliox Fast Charge Systems have been installed in over 20 countries, including Germany, Luxembourg, France, the UK, Sweden, the Netherlands, Turkey, India, Singapore and New Zealand. Eindhoven is one of the places where the system is in operation.

Mark Smidt, Director New Business Development and co-founder of Heliox, emphasizes the importance of fast emerging and high demand markets stepping into the next phase: “This new step requires further integration of energy management possibilities, optimization of communication functions and additional services propelling the revolution towards zero emission transport. Considering the strategic, financial and staffing level, this partnership is important to meet and exceed the upcoming trends. We are excited about the participation of Waterland”.

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Wouter Roduner, Partner at Waterland Private Equity Investments, sees a successful future for Heliox. “Waterland is a long-term investor in the transition to sustainable energy. Within this transition, Heliox is well-positioned to confirm its emerging leadership in the roll-out of charging infrastructure for buses, trucks and heavy-duty vehicles. We aim to support the Heliox team in this rapid growth phase”.


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