Accelerating orders for Quantron following IAA

In News2 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineOctober 7, 2022

Quantron AG is reporting a successful event following its time at this year’s IAA Transportation trade show in Hanover.

The Augsburg-based company says it was able to make a strong impression as one of the “pioneers in the field of emission-free mobility”, particularly in Europe and North America.

The company’s position in the development of fuel cell-powered commercial vehicles and heavy-duty trucks was particularly reflected in the response of the international business and specialist media, as well as among potential investors and customers.

The cooperation and investment agreements that Quantron have concluded with fuel cell supplier Ballard Power Systems Inc. from Vancouver as well as with German company Neumann & Esser, and drive specialist Allison Transmission, were well received by the public.. With these agreements, Quantron is continuously expanding its own ecosystem (Quantron-as-a-Service). Further investment agreements are currently being prepared.

The performance and model range in the battery area was also well received by the general public and other interested parties.

Overall, the company says incoming orders accelerated noticeably. A number of vehicle orders were placed during discussions on the periphery of the fair and preliminary talks were held during the IAA itself with interested parties from Great Britain and Asia, including Malaysia and Singapore, which focused on vehicles with right-hand drive. The increasing demand for heavy-duty trucks powered by fuel cells was particularly noticeable during the talks.

The first deliveries of the new models are scheduled for mid-2023. Quantron customers include companies from the logistics, business and food sectors as well as from public sector enterprises. In order to be able to meet the constantly growing demand, Quantron has ordered the first batch of 140 latest generation fuel cells from Ballard.

The order books are not only full for the current year. Rather, the company expects a massive increase in incoming orders for 2023 and a high double-digit turnover by the end of 2023. In addition, Quantron AG has plans for business developments in India and USA.