EST-Floattech signs dealer distribution agreement with Xing Mobility

Source: press release, 24 October 2019

EST-Floattech has signed a dealer distribution agreement with Taiwan’s XING Mobility™ to cooperate on providing EV battery and advanced powertrain solutions to construction and industrial equipment markets in Europe
EST-Floattech has signed a dealer distribution agreement with Taiwan’s XING Mobility™ to cooperate on providing EV battery and advanced powertrain solutions to construction and industrial equipment markets in Europe (photo: EST-Floattech)

EST-Floattech, a developer and distributer of integrated electric and hybrid systems, has announced a partnership with XING Mobility. Under the long-term strategic cooperation agreement, XING Mobility will supply battery packs for EST-Floattech to promote, distribute and service to its large list of partners and customers.

On announcing the partnership following the signing of the contract in Taiwan, XING Mobility’s CEO Royce Hong says, “We believe Europe to be the most advanced and sophisticated market for the electrification of land-based industrial equipment due to increasingly demanding emissions regulations in the region amongst other drivers. We are confident that our battery innovations, combined with EST-Floattech’s experience and impressive credentials, will help to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicle technology in the construction, mining and material handling equipment industries.”

As provider of EV battery systems and technology, XING Mobility has spent over 3 years developing their Immersio™ Modular Battery System, a stackable energy solution that can be configured into a variety of size, shape and power needs. In industrial and construction industries, applications can range from excavation and material handling to mining. Because manufacturers produce in relatively low-to-medium sized volumes, but with a high-mix of vehicle types, the level of configurability for each battery pack and drivetrain becomes particularly critical. The collaborating companies believe that the rapid deployment and fast prototyping capabilities of XING Mobility’s modular technology will be instrumental in enabling the partnership to deliver electrified fleets to these industrial equipment manufacturers as quickly as the market demands.

XING Mobility’s battery product utilises immersion cooling thermal management to submerge battery cells directly in non-conductive cooling fluid. Immersion cooling in electric vehicles is now widely considered to be the most effective method of cooling due to the 100% cell-to-coolant contact and cell temperature uniformity which allows the battery cell to reach its optimum performance levels. In addition, the cooling fluid contains fire-suppressing properties, which makes the technology extremely safe for equipment users. When coupled with the durability and extremely low maintenance requirements of the battery pack, these performance, safety and configurability features have the potential to meet the demanding conditions of these industries.

EST-Floattech CEO Trond Skaufel says, “The alliance with XING Mobility’s impressive and solid solution culture will move EST’s heavy-duty construction customers to the next level within performance and safety. The modular, immersion cooling and fire suppression product of XING Mobility will definitively accelerate our position as a solution provider and service support in Europe.”