At the beginning of June, Quantron participated in IFAT, the benchmark event for water, sewage, waste and raw materials management held in Munich. There, the German company, which has recently unveiled its new logo and corporate identity as well as introduced some brand-new vehicles to the market, recorded “increased incoming orders and enquiries for commercial vehicles”, as stated in a press release.
Quantron in the municipal sector
The demand from the companies focused on all-electric vehicles from the heavy-duty segment, e.g. refuse collection vehicles such as the Quantron QHB 27-280 as well as light and medium-duty transporters both equipped with hydrogen fuel cell technology, realised with the exhibited Quantron QLI FCEV, and battery-electric driven as with the Quantron QARGO 4 EV (below).
“It is clearly noticeable that municipal companies in particular feel the pressure to act and now want to convert their fleets to be emission-free”, said Reiner Dellori, Chief Product Advisor at Quantron AG. “The problem for many companies is the implementation of the EU Clean Vehicles Directive on the one hand, with rising operating costs for diesel-powered vehicles and the inability of established manufacturers to deliver on the other. In contrast, Quantron is able to deliver suitable vehicles within only a few months”.
Together with its partner, Ballard Power Systems, Quantron is working on the development of hydrogen-powered vehicles in the heavy sector. The first vehicle of the joint hydrogen offensive will be presented at the IAA Transportation Fair in September 2022.
Welcome to the new global sales director, Utz Rachner
Additionally, the German player has recently appointed a new global sales director. Utz Rachner comes from Mercedes Benz, where he held the position of Head of Sales & Marketing General Distributors. He was responsible for more than 130 markets in South America, Africa, Middle East, South-East Asia and Europe. Previously, he was Senior General Manager Operative Sales Europe at Mitsubishi Motors.
“I am very much looking forward to a very positive global launch with the QUANTRON team and to win over the rapidly growing potential of the international commercial vehicle markets through our attractive range of battery-electric and hydrogen-powered vehicles along with our system solutions”, commented Utz Rachner. “At the same time, we can also offer our customers our complete ecosystem, Quantron-as-a-Service, as a sustainable 360-degree solution.”