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EMP, now part of Concentric AB, receives a development contract from a global OEM for a high voltage fan for a Fuel Cell Truck

December 10, 2021
Escanaba, MI

EMP receives a new development contract to supply high voltage fans for use in cooling a fuel cell truck. The customer, a global manufacturer of battery electric and fuel cell commercial vehicles, will use our fan in the cooling systems of their new flagship fuel cell truck.

The production contract is set to be worth $27m over a 5-year period.

Fuel cells will be one of the key enablers to deliver zero emission technology to long range trucks.

EMP already supply many electric low voltage fans in both on and off highway applications but this will be the first of our products to utilize a high voltage electrical supply. Validation of the product will compete through next year and production will launch in 2023.

The motor and controller will deliver powers of up to 25KW utilizing an 800V supply. It will be a modular design and hence will have the potential to be utilized within the numerous cooling systems that EMP already supplies.

The electric fan has the following key benefits:

• Enables the use of high voltage supply, eliminating the need for a low voltage DC converter
• Air cooled design eliminates need for additional cooling systems
• Traditional and CAN based HVIL available
• Long service life aided by the DC brushless design giving service life >50,000 hours
• Integrated diagnostics and utilising sensors
• Full reversibility, allowing radiator cleaning and enhancing the total system lifetime.

David Woolley, President and CEO of Concentric AB commented: “This important development contract is an important innovation milestone in the expansion of EMP’s electric fans. This is the first project nomination for EMP under the new Concentric umbrella and further demonstrates the significant synergies between the two companies. This important contract ensures we continue to support our customer’s needs as they design the zero emission vehicles of the future.

For additional information please contact David Woolley, telephone +44-121-445 6545

Concentric AB is an innovator in flow control and fluid power, supplying proprietary systems and components to the world’s truck, agricultural machinery, construction equipment and industrial applications end-markets. The company has a global manufacturing presence including in the UK, USA, Germany, Sweden, India, China and Argentina. Concentric’s focus is to develop world class technology with innovative solutions that meet the sustainability needs of our customers. Concentric offers engine products including lubricant, coolant and fuel pumps, hydraulic products encompassing gear pumps and power packs, and finally several key technologies for the fast growing market for electrical and hybrid powertrains. The Group has a turnover of circa MSEK 1,500 and circa 700 employees.