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Borit

Website Borit

Borit manufactures sheet metal products and assemblies using its proprietary hydroforming technology resulting in advanced product designs with high forming quality and precision.

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9 February 2018

BORIT NV wins Factory of the Future Award 2018

Together with three other companies, BORIT NV was rewarded with the 'Factory of the Future Award 2018'. A Factory of the Future must invest in digitization, in smart processes and products, and in a world-class production. Over the past five years, the four new Factories of the Future have invested more than 140 millions euros in infrastructure, renewal, digitization and automation, and increased their employment by 25 procent. http://trends.knack.be/economie/bedrijven/vlaanderen-telt-vier-nieuwe-fabrieken-van-de-toekomst/article-normal-961051.html

1 June 2017

President of Flanders Geert Bourgeois visits BORIT NV and Hydrogenics

Vandaag bracht Vlaams minister-president Geert Bourgeois, een bezoek aan twee Vlaamse topbedrijven op vlak van waterstoftechnologie: Hydrogenics Europe NV (Oevel) en Borit NV (Geel). Hij kwam voor de gelegenheid met een waterstofauto. Internationaal neemt de belangstelling voor waterstof sterk toe, zowel voor zero-emissie transport als voor opslag van groene elektriciteit. Ook in Vlaanderen is de verduurzaming van energie en mobiliteit een van de…

23 May 2017

NRL completes first flight of UAV with custom hydrogen fuel cell with Borit Bipolar plates

Borit was selected by Naval Research Labs (NRL) to manufacture lightweight metal bipolar plates powering drones. Borit used the same proprietary Hydrogate forming and welding technology as applied in automotive applications to produce the thin metal assemblies. These state of the art components enable stacks with high power density and limited weight. Please take a look at this nice article on NRL's website: https://www.nrl.navy.mil/media/news-releases/2016/NRL-completes-first-flight-of-UAV-with-custom-hydrogen-fuel-cell…

Calyos

Website Calyos

Calyos develops and commercializes two-phase thermal regulation systems. Thanks to the exceptional thermal performance, Calyos' two-phase heat transfer systems are enabling energy efficient customer applications.

Expanite

Website Expanite

Expanite commercialises gas phase technology for the surface hardening of stainless steel and other high performance metals, while maximizing corrosion resistance.

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30 April 2020

Expanite supporting RennTeam Uni Stuttgart

Expanite, the surface hardening specialist, has consulted and advised the students at the RennTeam Uni Stuttgart in identifying and solving some of their challenges with wear on the titanium parts in their racing car. The Rennteam Uni Stuttgart takes part in the Formula Student racing series, a competition for young engineers across Europe, as well as being involved in other international competitions. Formula Student is an international design competition…

13 December 2019

Expanite boosts scratch resistance on Swiss made watches

Expanite®, the Danish surface hardening specialist helped the Swiss watch brand Rado® by developing a hardening process to improve wear and scratch resistance on their titanium high-end watches which retains the designed color. This was once thought impossible. Given its strength, titanium is remarkably light. When compared to steel in a strength-to-weight ratio, titanium is far superior, as it is as strong as steel but 45% lighter, and thus…

9 September 2019

DTU professor in materials research wins dual internation-al recognition

Professor Marcel A.J. Somers has been awarded the dual honour of both receiving a rarely bestowed medal and giving a commemorative lecture at the 26th Congress of Heat Treatment and Surface Engineering. Several years may pass between each awarding of the medal by the IFHTSE—The International Federation for Heat Treatment and Surface Engineering, a global association of heat and surface treatment organizations—to particularly prominent…

Powercell

Website Powercell

Powercell develops, manufactures and commercializes PEM fuel cells, fuel reformers and auxiliary power units for higher energy efficiency and lower harmful emissions.

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3 July 2020

Richard Berkling appointed new CEO of PowerCell Sweden AB

The Board of Directors of PowerCell Sweden has appointed Richard Berkling as new CEO of PowerCell Sweden AB. Richard Berkling, who is today CEO of CPAC Systems, will assume the position at the latest by year-end, and will replace Powercell’s current CEO Per Wassén. Per Wassén will assist Richard Berkling during a transition period but will leave the position as CEO as from today’s date. During the transition period Karin…

24 June 2020

PowerCell receives order for PowerCell S3 from Bosch at a total value of MSEK 26

PowerCell Sweden AB has received an order for PowerCell S3 fuel cell stacks from Bosch at a total value of approximately MSEK 26 (2,470,100 Euro). The order will be delivered continuously during 2020.   The order comprises several PowerCell S3 fuel cell stacks to be delivered to Bosch within the framework of the joint development and licensing agreement. In April 2019 Robert Bosch GmbH and PowerCell Sweden signed an agreement regarding…

10 June 2020

PowerCell signs MoU with ABB Power Grids regarding stationary fuel cell power solutions

PowerCell Sweden AB has signed a memorandum of understanding with ABB Power Grids regarding a collaboration around fuel cell based zero emissions stationary power solutions. The aim of the cooperation is to leverage the companies’ existing technologies to jointly develop a complete solution for the market. A final agreement is expected to be reached within approximately 12 months   Following the joint development and licensing agreement…

Rein4ced

Website Rein4ced

Rein4ced produces carbon and steelfibre reinforced composites, initially targetted at high end bike frame applications.

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17 January 2020

Accell Group shifts to automated production of carbon fiber bicycle frames in Belgium

 January 16, 2020 PRESS RELEASE - Collaboration with Leuven based innovator REIN4CED January 16th 2020 – Today Accell Group and REIN4CED announced their collaboration on the automated production of high-end carbon fiber bicycle frames for Accell. Mid 2020 the first hardtail mountain bikes with the new technology for Accell’s brand Ghost will be available in Germany, Spain, Austria, Switzerland, Italy and Czech. REIN4CED…

18 July 2019

The consequences of stiff bicycle frames

Bicycle frames should be light and stiff. The past several years, technologies have developed further and further such that these frames become continuously lighter and stiffer. Some wonderful developments for (professional) cyclists, until they have an ugly fall. The limits of carbon The weight of bicycle frames has steadily gone downwards over the past years. The bicycle with which Eddy Merckx won the Tour fifty years ago is nothing in comparison…

2 July 2019

Leuvens bedrijf komt met onbreekbare fiets op de markt

Bron: ROB TV Dit weekend gaat de Tour de France van start in ons land, er zullen in de eerste week ongetwijfeld heel wat renners tegen het asfalt gaan en daarbij hun fietskader breken. Als het van het Leuvense bedrijf REIN4CED afhangt is dat volgend jaar niet meer het geval, zij willen tegen dan maar liefst 20.000 onbreekbare carbonframes op de markt brengen.