Ireland-based battery system manufacturer Xerotech and Agder Gruppen, a Norwegian supplier to the construction and mining industries, are working together to electrify over 200 units of construction and mining machinery over the next 5 years, using Xerotech’s scalable Hibernium battery platform. The collaboration represents Xerotech’s entry into the Scandinavian market, and Agder’s move into battery-electric equipment.
“Agder Gruppen’s equipment portfolio is exactly what we designed our Hibernium platform for,” said Dr. Barry Flannery, CEO and founder of Xerotech. “Until now, it has been virtually impossible for construction and mining equipment suppliers to electrify these low-volume, high-diversity machines. We are providing Agder with a complete common platform solution across all machines, eliminating bespoke engineering and development per machine.”
“The Scandinavian market is at the forefront of heavy-duty electrification worldwide, and our partnership with Agder will enable both of our companies to lead the market’s transition to zero-emission machinery,” said Thomas Tomaszewski, VP of Business Development at Xerotech.
The non-road mobile machinery market is widely recognized as the next frontier of electrification, says Agder CEO Kjell Vidar Hamre. “The industry is changing, and we have worked intensively over the past year to come up with solutions for fossil-free machines. It is important for the industry that we as suppliers take responsibility. We will soon come up with more products that are both electric and battery-powered.”