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18th of May 2009, four entrepreneurs with knowledge of high power conversion signed a founding act. Heliox was born.


From consumer electronics to solar solutions.
Together with 7 key developers, knowledge of high power conversion and an important customer (an international player in the field of tv and audio), Heliox was ready for takeoff. In first instance the team was working hard to design, develop and manufacture power supplies, amplifiers and audio power boards for consumer electronics. The company made steps to move production to Slovakia and Rumania and later Batam (Indonesia). In 2015, it leaped to a growth market, solar.

Full steam ahead: rise of fast charging for electric buses. In 2015, the Paris agreement was signed. A drastic reduction of CO2 emissions became a political subject worldwide. Also Heliox technology and knowledge was ready to set foot in a brand new market, high power chargers for electric buses. The combination of technical know-how and a changing political climate provided favorable conditions which made Heliox flourish.

In 2014, the first fast charger was installed in Sweden. This project set things in motion. In 2016, the first infrastructure was put into place to charge 10 articulated buses in Cologne. Size and speed of implementations accelerated. In 2017, Eindhoven was the largest full operation fast charging network for e-bus fleet in Europe, with 43 buses and a charging infrastructure of 12 times 2 x30kW chargers, and 10 fast “opportunity chargers” of 300 kW. A fast charging infrastructure that was able to supply 4 MW in total.

In 2018, another milestone project followed, the largest opportunity and depot charging network in the world, in the Amsterdam Schiphol airport area. Hundreds of buses drove around on 6 lines and were being charged at different locations. Finally, this resulted in an installation of 13 MW.

From buses to AGV’s Fast charging is not only applicable to public transport, but also in mining and harbor settings. AGV’s (Automated Guided Vehicles) are being charged automatically in Singapore. In Sweden, the charging infrastructure helps to transport coal.

Exponential growth in employees Alongside the growth of projects, the number of employees also extended. In 2017, headquarters situated on the Donge was too small, employees were working in the corridors. At the end of 2019, Heliox is expected to have more than 100 employees.

The future of smart charging Heliox sees itself being part of the worldwide energy transition, contributing to the further development of smart charging for public transport. Energy consumption of electric buses currently is small, but will be key factor in the next coming 10 years. Renewable energy will be more usable as a result of precise predictions and optimization of charging moments.

Heliox is proud to be able to contribute to improving air quality, now and in the future.

 

For more information please contact:

Bob Bouhuijs, Automotive Director
T: +31 6 285 113 93
M: bob.bouhuijs@heliox.nl

Koen van Haperen, Automotive Business Development Manager
T: +31 6 315 151 71
M: koen.van.haperen@heliox.nl  

 

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