In a statement, the pair said: “Emerging needs from the electrification market require experienced, full-turnkey, affordable suppliers able to provide powerful assembly and test solutions for electric and hybrid vehicle manufacturing. To answer these challenges, AVL List GmbH, global leader of engineering, simulation and testing technology for powertrain systems, and Comau SpA, a leading company in industrial automation products and systems, have joined forces to offer innovative, modular and flexible solutions. As of January 1, 2019, AVL and Comau have an open cooperation in simulation, design, assembly and testing of powertrain components for electric, as well as traditional vehicles.”

“Our Partnership brings together two market leaders in their respective fields. With shared objectives and complementary competencies, we are able to offer our customers the best of both worlds providing the market with a unique interface for the whole assembly process from design to execution,” explains Andrew Lloyd, Automation Systems COO, Comau.

Urs Gerspach, executive vice president, AVL List GmbH, adds: “The combination of know-how between Comau with its enhanced Industry 4.0 solutions and AVL, with design experience in the integration of powertrain components and related testing methodologies, will bring battery assembly and end-of-line testing to a new level.”