Today, February 1st, German ZE truck manufacturer Quantron celebrated its very first Tech Day, hosting representatives from institutions, investors and press and once again outlining the Group’s strategy for the next years. “BEV or FCEV? The complementary roles of battery and fuel cell electric trucks” is the title of a white paper (downloadable at this link) introduced by Quantron to analyse the differences between these technologies and, above all, to confirm that they can truly coexist in the future of mobility.
Quantron Tech Day: the whitepaper
According to Quantron, the white paper is the most comprehensive analysis of the current status of battery-electric and fuel cell-based drive systems in the commercial vehicle sector. “Until now, there have been many dogmatic discussions based on narrowly defined or limited analyses. However, a holistic view shows that both BEV and FCEV technologies are required for the earliest possible realisation of emission-free transport solutions. Ultimately, the requirements of the end customers along with specific use cases decide on the most suitable solution”, said Srinath Rengarajan, Senior Manager Corporate & Portfolio Strategy at QUANTRON, introducing the white paper.
Additionally, CTO René Wollmann was designated board member. “For us, innovation means the adaptation and integration of trend-setting and efficient technologies in forward-looking and, above all, customer-focused solutions in the transport sector,” said René Wollmann. “Through our own in-house ‘think tank’ and development competence, of which we are very proud, and the close cooperation with global technology partners, we are well positioned to be able to offer and deliver unique products to our customers. For example, our QUANTRON QHM as BEV and FCEV are scheduled to enter the market in the course of 2023 and can be considered a real game changer in the heavy truck class.”
Quantron CEO, Michael Perschke, added: “In order to find a solution to decarbonise the transport sector, it is not enough to limit yourself to vehicle development. It has to be thought through in holistic terms. This is why we have set up Quantron-as-a-Service together with our partners such as Ballard Power Systems and NEUMAN & ESSER – a platform that combines all the building blocks required for sustainable mobility. In the medium term, this should also be open to other OEMs.”
The company’s results and prospects
During the Tech Day held in Augsburg, Quantron presented its results from the past year as well as its plans for 2023. In 2022, the company recorded a turnover of around 13 million euros (+25% compared to 2021). For 2023, a sales revenue guidance of around 45-60 million euros is planned with a target order volume of 360 vehicles. The ambitious development goals are also reflected in the targeted number of personnel. This increased by 89% in 2022. In 2023, QUANTRON aims to increase the size of the workforce, consisting of experts and specialists in the areas of engineering, e-mobility, after-sales and digital solutions, by 30% to around 150 employees.
Andreas Haller, Founder and Executive Chairman of Quantron AG, added: “I am extremely proud of the performance of our team which has enabled us to achieve our ambitious goals. Looking back at the start of QUANTRON, the way the company has developed has been incredible. I am confident that we can continue this rapid positive development in 2023 and successfully implement QUANTRON’s internationalisation strategy.”