To support the strong growth of the electrical energy sector, SERMA Group has opened a test, expertise and service platform of more than 5000m². SERMA Energy is located in the AMPéRIS technology park in Pessac (France), a few hundred metres from the SERMA Group’s historic headquarters that, on June 29th, signed a partnership with UTAC CERAM, a significant partner of many organizations within the automotive and mobility sector.
This commercial partnership agreement covers battery testing for electric and hybrid applications. This partnership is perfectly timed following governmental announcements, aimed at making France the largest European producer of clean zero emissions vehicles with the production of a million electric, plug-in hybrid and hybrid cars per year by 2025.
SERMA Energy complements the group’s technological capabilities in the fields of microelectronics, embedded systems and cybersecurity, and consolidates the one-stop shop for expertise and advice it offers in electronics and systems.
Specialist in electronics, SERMA Group, based in Pessac for nearly 30 years, has been carrying out expertise and tests on power converters and batteries for many years.
SERMA Energy offers manufacturers a complete panel of qualitative and standard tests and certifications. The platform is organized into 3 departments: batteries (cells, modules and packs), power electronics (converters, on-board or fixed chargers) and applications (e-motors, powertrain, drones, SMARTgrids, etc.).
The platform has numerous battery test benches including more than 100 cell channels, 6 module channels and 10 pack channels, 12 power converter test benches, 8 EV charger test benches and 4 e-engine test benches.
The means are designed to meet all current and future standard technologies with means that can exceed powers of more than one Megawatt.
SERMA Energy works closely with the subsidiaries of SERMA Group on qualification, engineering, industrialisation and physical expertise, as well as with partner laboratories on mechanical and chemical tests.
The objectives of SERMA Energy:
· Support the development of players around high-performance batteries, energy conversions and e-mobility applications,
· Support and contribute to the energy and environmental transition along the entire R&D value chain, from industrialization to product validation,
· Design innovative test equipment to complete its facilities and meet specific needs.
· Establish a multisectoral competence and expertise center on a wide range of technologies.
The platform primarily serves the automotive market, faced with the transition from thermal to all-electric engines. Beyond that, the offer is aimed at all sectors impacted by electrification, such as aeronautics for hybrid and electric aircraft, or the tertiary sector, around smart grids for example (intelligent storage and management networks Energy).