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Unico acquires Present Power Systems to expand battery test and EV charging product portfolio

Provider of EV test solutions Unico has completed its acquisition of ultra-compact power electronics company Present Power Systems (PPS), thereby expanding Unico’s current product portfolio in the standard electric vehicle (EV) testing market.
Unico acquires Present Power Systems to expand battery test and EV charging product portfolio
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Through the acquisition, Unico will adopt Present Power Systems’ diverse portfolio of cutting-edge solutions for battery cell, module, and pack testing as well as their EV charging technologies, including home chargers and DC fast charging stations, On-Board Chargers (OBC), DC-to-DC converters and inductive wireless charging solutions.

“The acquisition of Present Power Systems fortifies Unico’s commitment to revolutionise the battery test and EV charging landscape” said Steve Bright, CEO of Unico. “We are excited to integrate PPS’s groundbreaking technologies into our portfolio, enabling us to deliver innovative and sustainable solutions to meet the evolving demands of the electric vehicle market.”

Key benefits of the acquisition include:

All Present Power Systems employees, including CEO Jason Katcha, will seamlessly transition to Unico, ensuring continuous operations and fostering innovation within the integrated team.

Present Power Systems' Milwaukee headquarters will remain, serving as a remote product development hub for Unico's expanding R&D endeavors.

Unico gains access to Present Power Systems' cutting-edge technology suite, leading the charge in new, flexible and scalable battery testing solutions and EV fast charging, power-dense onboard charging, and revolutionary inductive charging technologies, catering to an expanding customer base and delivering comprehensive in-house solutions.

Utilising Present Power Systems' rapid prototyping and advanced technology capabilities, Unico plans to industrialise and advance these technologies to pilot and pre-series stages, enabling widespread adoption in the market.

“We are thrilled to join forces with Unico, expanding the horizons for our technology” added Jason Katcha, president of Present Power Systems. “The opportunity to merge our expertise with Unico’s resources fuels our excitement to propel innovation in the EV and renewable energy sectors forward.”

By integrating Present Power Systems' technology and customer roster with Unico's portfolio, Unico can provide its customers with a broader range of offerings in-house, streamlining operations and fostering a more efficient customer experience for both Unico and PPS customers.

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