Danfoss Editron, Lappeenranta, Finland, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with two American firms, LAVLE and Ockerman Automation Consulting. The MOU calls for both companies to become non-exclusive partners for value added reselling of Danfoss Editron’s products in the USA, Canada and Mexico. Danfoss Editron will provide technical training and support to LAVLE and Ockerman in return.
Danfoss Editron designs, manufactures and delivers electric drivetrain system for the marine, off-highway, renewables and transportation sectors. The company’s Editron system is suitable for both hybrid and fully-electric systems.
LAVLE, Anacortes, Wash., is a joint venture company that combines energy storage technologies from Japanese battery technology company 3DOM, with the marine engineering, design and systems integration services of Ockerman. The company provides products and services to the maritime, renewable energy and defence markets.
Ockerman Automation Consulting, also in Anacortes, is an electrical consulting group that specializes in the design and application of shipboard control systems. The company designs systems which balance levels of technology with human considerations and application life cycle.
Kimmo Rauma, Vice President of Danfoss Editron, said, “agreeing to this MOU with LAVLE and Ockerman Automation Consulting, two highly experienced and innovative companies, will enhance our marine service offering even further. As well as giving us a stronger foothold in the North American market, it will allow us to share our electrification knowledge and potentially develop more progressive hybrid and fully-electric propulsion systems for our customers around the world.”
“This MOU represents a unique opportunity to work together and leverage the superior engineering and advanced generator products from Danfoss Editron with LAVLE’s advanced energy storage and drivetrain solutions,” said Dr Jason Nye, LAVLE CEO. “Working together, we have the potential to make cost effective, high-performance, hybrid and battery electric propulsion a reality for every segment of the marine market.”