TWO companies have come together to highlight how their individual manufacturing prowess can affect the electric commercial vehicle sector with a solution which has an electric drive system and chassis structure along with a full vehicle build.
ETRUX, an advanced manufacturer and commercial vehicle specialist that assists companies in the transition of vehicle fleets to carbon zero has teamed up with MAGTEC, UK's leading UK designer, manufacturer and integrator of drive systems for electric and hybrid vehicles.
Together these two companies have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, committing to a business relationship which will see this unique full vehicle solution come to fruition.
Ronan Hamill, CEO of JANS Group, of which ETRUX is a subsidiary, said, “ETRUX is a relatively young company, but punches well above its weight in terms of experience and expertise. The company is focussed on assisting customers in the evolution of diesel to electric fleet. This collaboration will allow us to offer a much wider range of electric vehicle products and signifies a good and strong business partnership which has the potential to see further advancement in the electric commercial market.”
Jim Erskine, Head of Commercial at MAGTEC continued “As a company we are quite unique as we design, manufacture and produce core technologies as well as software and diagnostic systems in the commercial EV sector. Working with ETRUX allows us to blend our capability with theirs in order to have a greater range of completed commercial vehicle solutions.”
“ETRUX brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise in lightweight composites and top hat vehicle solutions and combined with our range of electric drive train solutions, ETRUX has a much broader offering for their EVolve customers.”
Gerard Galvin, managing director of ETRUX, said; “This MAGTEC MOU allows ETRUX to progress with a number of exciting projects through our EVolve consultancy and we look forward to working closely with the MAGTEC team in Rotherham over the coming months.”
ETRUX will be located at stand 5D88, Commercial Vehicle Show, NEC Birmingham. For more information visit etrux.co.uk.
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ETRUX is an advanced manufacturer, one supplier one solution, that assists in the transition of vehicle fleets to carbon zero. It works with market leaders in the areas of the supply of zero emission chassis and vehicles, route optimisation and electric charging infrastructure, to provide an easier and economic route to carbon-free fleets. Based in Antrim and Staffordshire, they specialise in electric vehicle solutions and the hire, lease, purchase and conversion of commercial vehicles. ETRUX will be located at stand 5D88, Commercial Vehicle Show, NEC Birmingham.
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Magtec is the UK's leading UK designer, manufacturer and integrator of drive systems for electric and hybrid vehicles with more than 1,000 commercial EVs in service across the world.
Magtec is unique in the commercial EV sector as it designs, manufactures and produces core technologies as well as software and diagnostic systems. Magtec’s main market is trucks but it has a growing presence in other sectors including rail, UK land defence, bus re-powers and special applications such as marine and mining.
Magtec has created more than 100 new engineering-related jobs over the last three years as it scales up production to meet global demand for its electric drive systems. Magtec employs nearly 170 people at its 65,000 sq ft facility in Rotherham, South Yorkshire.
This year, Magtec achieved GB Small Series Approval – a continuation of what was previously known as the national small series type approval scheme – for its own-brand MEV75, a 7.5 tonne truck. The company expects to secure approval for its MEV190, a 19-tonne truck.
Last year, Magtec was named Manufacturing Company of the Year in the Sheffield Business Awards, the premier showcase of enterprise in the industrial heartland of South Yorkshire. Judges singled out the fast-growing company’s “efficient and innovative approach to manufacturing” in a highly competitive field. Magtec was also shortlisted in the Scale-Up Award category for best business growth.Magtec was founded in 1992 by chief technical officer Marcus Jenkins
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