Valeo acquires on-board charging activities of Eltek ASA
17 October 2013
While we see potential in the automotive industry the automotive business is not in our core business. It is our opinion that this transaction is beneficial to Eltek since it allows us to focus on opportunities that are more closely related to our traditional market in the telecom industry, industrial applications and data centers. With Valeo’s experience and knowhow in the automotive industry, we believe they can offer the e-vehicle charger business much greater potential for growth.—Morten Schøyen, chief marketing officer at Eltek
Eltek and Valeo have co-operated within the automotive space prior to the announced transaction. Both companies believe that customers will be well served by the new arrangement.
Valeo said that the acquisition will enable it to accelerate and to expand the development of its offerings for hybrid and electric vehicles by adding Eltek Electric Vehicles’ on-board chargers.
With this acquisition, Valeo will complete its offerings in power electronics by adding high efficiency conversion solutions to the ongoing development of high efficiency inverters with several top Original Equipment Manufacturers.
The responsibility for the 16 employees in Eltek E-Vehicles will be transferred to Valeo. A separate location has been identified close to the Eltek premises in Drammen, setting the grounds for a future co-operation on technology which also is a part of the agreement.
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