Siemens AG has announced on 22 August that it has signed an agreement to acquire charging solutions specialist Heliox. The acquisition “will complement Siemens’ existing eMobility charging portfolio, adding products and solutions for DC fast-charging focused on eBus and eTruck fleets”, Siemens says in a press note.
Siemens eMobility is part of Siemens Smart Infrastructure. It offers IoT-enabled hardware, software and services for AC and DC charging from 11 to 300 kW for a broad range of applications. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Heliox employs around 330 people. It is worth noticing that the e-drive division for commercial vehicles of Siemens was sold in 2022 to Meritor (part of Cummins group, specifically of the Accelera by Cummins branch).
Siemens to acquire Heliox
“Siemens acquires the company from private equity firm Waterland and an entity owned by a group of employees and individual shareholders – it is pointed out -. Heliox’s portfolio will also extend Siemens’ market reach, primarily in Europe and North America, while improving capabilities in power electronics. The transaction is subject to customary regulatory approval”. Heliox entered North American market in 2021. The Dutch company is involved in one of the world’s largest e-bus projects at Schiphol Airport in the Netherlands in the framework of one of the largest e-bus fleets in Europe, launched in 2018.
“This is an important milestone that adds value to our fast-growing eMobility charging business. In addition to expanding our offering, we see digitalization and software potential with regard to energy and depot management and services,” said Matthias Rebellius, member of the managing board of Siemens AG and CEO of Smart Infrastructure.