Daimler Truck AG and Gehring Technologies GmbH + Co. KG have signed an agreement on a strategic partnership focusing on building up expertise in process development and prototype construction of commercial vehicle specific electric motors. The strategic partner-ship with Gehring covers the prototypical construction of so-called “truck-e-fied” e-motors as well as the further development and testing of innovative production pro-cesses.
Gehring will also supply equipment for the technical center, which is being set up at the Gaggenau plant, Daimler Truck’s competence center for electric drive compo-nents.
Gehring, based in Ostfildern, Baden-Württemberg, stands for extensive know-how in the production of electric drive trains. The integrated portfolio includes produc-tion technology for manufacturing traction drives in electrified vehicles. These de-signs combine efficient electric motor characteristics with high automation capabil-ity and process reproducibility – essential prerequisites for large-scale automotive production.
Bernd Nagel, partner and CEO of the Gehring Group: “For a long time, we have experienced that coordinated development of products and manufacturing pro-cesses at an early stage leads to high-performance production systems. We are therefore all the more pleased to be able to work together with Daimler Truck to deepen our hairpin technologies specifically for the electric powertrain of trucks and buses. We are convinced that this strategic cooperation will enable us to sig-nificantly advance e-mobility in the heavy-duty vehicle sector.“