A History of Ashwoods Electric Motors
Such is the fast-paced nature of Ashwoods Electric Motors that, just a few months after releasing an article all about our history, we already have some fantastic news and developments to add to our illustrious, yet still somewhat embryonic, history. If you missed our first edition of Ashwoods’ history then do please read up – it won’t disappoint.
Despite this being only May, 2019 has brought about some fantastic news for Ashwoods with new investment, new product releases, and new artwork in our award-winning headquarters: Innovation Valley!
First, we must start with our new majority investor, Dana Incorporated. As has been widely publicised, Dana acquired one of Ashwoods Electric Motors’ investors, the Drive Systems segment of the Oerlikon Group, making Dana a majority investor in Ashwoods. This represents a brilliant opportunity for both businesses to grow, especially as it relates to electrification in the off-highway market segment.
In April, we also unveiled the fourth generation of our innovative 200 series IPM motor, with the 200-100 released at LogiMAT. Much interest was generated in Stuttgart and afterwards, with the largest motor in the 200 series range boasting a peak power of 42kW and a peak efficiency of 96 percent. With a distinctive ‘fin’ design (which also aids motor cooling), the 200-100 can run continuously at 18kW at a maximum speed of 7000RPM. The enhanced performance 200-100 will be focused on applications such as lift trucks, ground support equipment, aerial work platforms, golf cars, two and three wheelers, lawncare products and excavators. For more information about this best-in-class IPM motor from Ashwoods, email [email protected] and a member of our global sales team will be in touch.
As if Innovation Valley wasn’t already quirky enough, our already-recognised unique workspace has gained another piece of stunning artwork, as a company timeline has been added to the walkway into the main office. A picture paints a thousand words and this eye-catching timeline succinctly tells the story of our history, as well as displaying our company values. The timeline is large and striking – you really need to see it in person when you next visit our office – but for the time being, enjoy some snapshots of the design below.