The leader of the CAB technology – SECO/WARWICK – will provide long-term partners from Poland and the Czech Republic with further EV/CAB lines for electric vehicle battery coolers’ protective atmosphere brazing. The solutions ordered are the third and eighth lines delivered to these manufacturers, respectively.
EV/CAB continuous lines are products dedicated to the automotive sector. They are used for battery coolers’ protective atmosphere brazing. EV/CAB solutions work for heat exchangers’ leading manufacturers and are used for mass production of large-size car battery coolers.
Strategic cooperation with battery coolers’ manufacturers
Both partners have been cooperating with the SECO/WARWICK Group for many years. The Czech manufacturer has just ordered the 8th CAB line, and the third line will be delivered to the Polish manufacturer. Subsequent orders for the same solutions are the highest form of the delivered products’ quality recognition as well as general satisfaction with the cooperation. SECO/WARWICK appreciates long-term cooperation and appreciates it very much when a customer returns with further needs. Partnership and mutual trust are the foundation of over 20 years of cooperation with the automotive industry.
“The orders we are talking about come from our long-term partners, who in total have several SECO/WARWICK brand solutions. Globally, the demand for electric cars and thus for battery coolers is increasing. Because our furnaces have been used by radiator manufacturers for years, they can be sure of their quality and reliability. Wanting to have repeatable production, they are looking for the best solutions in the field of protective atmosphere brazing, and we try to effectively meet their needs. We are proud that we can do it, as evidenced by subsequent orders. It should be emphasized that the EV/CAB line is not a standard product, generally available on the market. Many years of experience have allowed us to create solutions optimally adapted to the production in this industry. We are glad that in the EV segment we are the preferred and global supplier of continuous aluminum brazing furnaces for many companies. We have been working for this trust for a long time” – said Piotr Skarbiński, Vice President of the Aluminum and CAB Products Segment at the SECO/WARWICK Group.
EV/CAB – there is only one ideal
The production of battery coolers for electric cars is growing at a rapid pace, and the demand for electric vehicles is increasing all over the world. Due to their size, this type of exchangers cannot be brazed in a standard furnace. For this you need a special product, which is EV/CAB. EV/CAB is a complete line adapted to the production of large sized heat exchangers. Thanks to continuous operation, it guarantees an uninterrupted production process and plants’ high efficiency. Its greatest advantage is the perfect temperature uniformity over the entire production line width, thanks to which perfect and repeatable elements are obtained, which is the key to success in mass production.
According to the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA), in the first three quarters of 2022, approx. 717,000 new, totally electric passenger cars (BEV, Battery Electric Vehicle) were registered in the European Union Member States. This is as much as 26% more than in the same period of 2021. Germany remains the largest market in the e-mobility segment in Europe, where over 273,000 BEV vehicles were registered from January to September 2022. The next places (taking into account only EU Member States) were taken by France (141,000), Sweden (58,000), the Netherlands (46,000) and Italy (36,000). In percentage terms, year-on-year growth in sales of all-electric cars was at least double-digit in every EU Member State, with the exception of Austria and Italy. The European leaders in the e-mobility sector also include Norway and the United Kingdom, with 80 thousand and 176 thousand new passenger BEVs registered respectively. Including plug-in hybrids (PHEV), sales of electric cars for the first three quarters of 2022 amounted to over 1.2 million units, and the year-on-year increase was almost 8%.
“These data are very pleasing. On the one hand, it is a positive signal for our Group’s development, on the other hand, it is a great step towards protecting our planet. I suppose that, similarly to 2021 and 2020, the data for the fourth quarter of 2022 will also indicate increases in this segment. The development of the electric vehicle industry made us decide to highlight our product and its intended use for the electromobility industry. Hence the introduction of a new brand for the CAB line – EV/CAB, which not only sells very well but also gained trust among our partners. As SECO/WARWICK, we are not indifferent to the global trend related to electromobility. We are also in the process of electrifying our own vehicles fleet” added Sławomir Woźniak, CEO of the SECO/WARWICK Group.
The SECO/WARWICK Group strongly emphasizes its pro-environmental activities. We make sure that the products we supply are as sustainable as possible. At the same time, SECO/WARWICK undertakes numerous social initiatives to protect the natural environment. The company is currently investing in a fleet of electric cars and there is already a charging station for such vehicles on the company premises.