Atos | April 21, 2021
Atos announced today the acquisition of Processia, a Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) system integrator and Dassault Systèmes Global Service Partner based in Canada.
As a result of this acquisition, Atos will be able to further help manufacturing firms on their transformation path and implementation of Industry 4.0 technology, following its industry-specific approach. Atos will strengthen its PLM and Engineering Solutions franchise through Processia, complementing its current offerings of Siemens, PTC, and Dassault Systèmes services, and will extend the Group's presence in North America and Europe, especially in Belgium, Canada, France, India, Netherlands, the UK, and the US.
The digitalization imperative has risen to the top of the priority list for manufacturers, leading them to explore new methods to empowering data accessibility through their entire business. PLM is a cornerstone of the manufacturer's digital transition because it serves as a product data backbone for the entire enterprise.
Processia, which was established in 2000, provides consulting, integration, and managed services to companies in the aerospace, automotive, transportation, life sciences, discrete manufacturing, and high-tech sectors. Atos will add a professionally trained team of nearly 250 experts as a result of the acquisition.
The closing of the transaction is expected to take place in Q2 2021.
With 105,000 staff and annual revenue of more than € 11 billion, Atos is a world pioneer in digital transformation. The Group, which is the European leader in cybersecurity, cloud, and high-performance computing, offers personalized end-to-end technologies for all sectors in 71 countries. Atos, a leader in decarbonization services and products, is dedicated to providing its customers with a safe and decarbonized digital experience. Atos is known by the brands Atos and Atos|Syntel.
Processia is a global consulting and system integrator that assists companies in recognizing tangible benefits from enterprise digitalization over the product lifecycle - unlocking the full potential of the 3DEXPERIENCE platform. Over 250 passionate and culturally diverse professionals work with the company in nine (9) countries. Processia has created a robust and pragmatic framework to provide full value to its clients through strategic roadmaps and goal operating model definition, platform deployment and upgrade, quality assurance, service transition, organizational change management, and maintenance. Dassault Systèmes recognized Processia as a Top Certified partner in 2020, recognizing the company's commitment to innovation and continuous talent development.
Aqua superPower | December 23, 2021
On December 22, Aqua superPower, the world's first marine fast-charging network operator, and Tritium Holdings Pty Ltd, a global leader in developing and manufacturing direct-current fast charging technology for electric vehicles, announced a strategic partnership to electrify transportation on international waterways.
Aqua superpower has been expanding its network of fast maritime chargers, with recent installations in the Cote d'Azur and the Italian Riviera, another in Venice, and another 150 chargers scheduled for next year, followed by further deployment expansion.
While the electric transportation revolution keeps sweeping the roads and skies, the aquatic environment is also electrifying. Aqua superpower works with marinas, boat builders, and boat owners to lessen the effect of boating on marine ecosystems. In addition, Aqua is working with Tritium, a global leader in DC fast charging hardware and software, to build the first global marine-specific fast-charging network.
We elected to work with Tritium for their forward-thinking technology, cutting-edge hardware architecture, and operational cost benefits,” said “The requirement for a joined-up network of reliable and fast marine chargers to create charging hubs and corridors for electric boat users is absolutely crucial if we are to secure the transition away from liquid carbon fuels. The fully sealed design of Tritium’s DC fast chargers and the clarity of the user interface inherently provide the robustness and ease of use needed in the marine and freshwater environments.”
Aqua superPower’s CEO, Alex Bamberg
For the e-boat business to expand, DC fast charger charging speed is crucial. Worldwide, business and recreational marine craft users rely on Aqua for dependable, high-speed charging. A fully sealed, safe, and dependable charging station for e-boat drivers is IP65-rated Tritium technology. With dual CCS connectors and simultaneous charging capability, the company's RTM fast charger type was suitable for Aqua. The chargers' more frequent duty cycles make e-boat technology both more efficient and better for the locations in which it is utilized.
The existing high-profile installations in Monaco, Portofino, and Venice, together with other planned Aqua superPower and Tritium projects around the world, will support the electrification of marine transportation going forward. In the same way that passenger vehicles have reached their tipping point, the future for boating is an electrified fleet. The Aqua team comes with experience in creating fast charging networks. We are delighted to work with them as a marine channel partner and provide the technology to help them pursue their goal of a dedicated marine fast charge network.”
Tritium’s CEO, Jane Hunter
Tritium's weather-proof hardware effortlessly integrates with Aqua superPower's network and user management technologies. Maritime e-mobility requires an intuitive user interface that directs users to charging stations to be widely adopted.
The Aqua secure app, RFID card, and contactless payment are now available for maritime users, with ‘Plug and Charge' technologies coming soon. The software will display users a map with charging alternatives and provide navigational aids to their chosen spot.
Aqua's use of Tritium's technology will help it achieve its goal of creating an all-electric worldwide marine rapid charger ecosystem. The partnership will include ferries, shuttles, and boats used for washing and food delivery, as well as fishing and passenger transport.
QuantumScape | January 17, 2022
On January 13, QuantumScape Corporation and Fluence Energy Inc. announced a multi-year deal to bring solid-state lithium-metal battery technology to stationary energy storage applications. The strategic alliance brings together two technological innovators committed to increasing sustainable energy use and decreasing global carbon emissions. The businesses will work on what they consider to be a first-of-its-kind solution for integrating QuantumScape's battery technology into Fluence stationary energy storage devices, subject to the achievement of specific technical and commercial objectives.
Stationary energy storage installations are expected to increase by more than 2,000 percent between 2020 and 2030, creating a $385 billion* global business opportunity. The move to cleaner energy systems will require cost-effective technologies that improve energy stability and grid resilience and demand management that better covers gaps and prevents blackouts. As a pioneer in stationary storage, Fluence has constantly pioneered new uses for battery-based storage on the electric grid, ranging from peaker plant replacement to transmission network enhancement. QuantumScape's solid-state lithium-metal technology has the potential to improve these solutions by providing higher energy-density battery cells that can store more energy in less space than the top lithium-ion batteries on the market today.
"Fluence and QuantumScape share the same mission of reducing global greenhouse gas emissions through innovation and adoption of energy storage technologies, so our collaboration is a natural fit, While we have historically focused on automotive applications, we believe our battery technology is broadly applicable and can play a role in other sectors contributing to a lower-carbon future."
-Jagdeep Singh, co-founder, and CEO of QuantumScape.
We are delighted to work with QuantumScape to bring the benefits of solid-state lithium-metal batteries to the stationary storage space," said Manuel Perez Dubuc, CEO of Fluence. "As the team that invented battery-based energy storage on electric grids, it's no surprise that Fluence is working with QuantumScape, the clear leader in the solid-state battery space, to bring its innovation to the power grid. Fluence’s technology-agnostic platform is also particularly suited to early adoption of next-gen technologies like this that have the potential to increase the adoption of stationary storage.
Along with the deal, the firms will collaborate to evaluate and test QuantumScape solid-state battery cells for usage in Fluence's patented stationary storage devices. The firms anticipate that the partnership will result in signing a large-scale supply deal.
It is on a mission to transform energy storage and pave the way for a more sustainable future. The Fluence connection is the company's first non-automotive deal. In addition, QuantumScape announced three collaborations with major global automakers, including the Volkswagen Group. QuantumScape has also announced numerous key technological improvements over the previous six months, generating greater interest from vehicle manufacturers and other businesses seeking high-performance next-generation energy storage.
*There is information in this news release that is "forward-looking" under Section 27A of the Securities Act and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act. They contain significant risks and uncertainties that might cause actual results to differ considerably from those anticipated.