In a significant move to expand its eMobility charging capabilities, Siemens has concluded the acquisition of Heliox, a provider of DC fast charging solutions catering to eBus and eTruck fleets, as well as passenger vehicles.

Heliox, headquartered in the Netherlands, boasts a workforce of approximately 330 individuals.

The acquisition strategically enhances Siemens’ existing eMobility charging portfolio by incorporating a diverse range of products and solutions, spanning from 40 kilowatts (kW) to megawatt charging solutions designed for both depots and en-route charging scenarios. This expansion not only broadens Siemens’ market presence, particularly in Europe and North America but also strengthens its expertise in power electronics.

Heliox’s mobile, scalable, and parallel charging solutions are anticipated to empower Siemens to better serve the evolving markets of eBus and eTruck. The acquisition aligns seamlessly with Siemens’ goal to improve its capabilities in the field while meeting the growing demand in these regions.

Beyond DC fast charging solutions, Heliox also offers charger monitoring and energy management services. This addition significantly augments Siemens eMobility’s Internet of Things (IoT) product portfolio, enhancing its digitalization and software offerings.

The collaboration of Siemens and Heliox establishes a robust offering for eBus and eTruck customers, bringing together a comprehensive suite of charging solutions. The acquisition is poised to be advantageous for Heliox as it gains access to Siemens’ industrialization capabilities, global sales network, and infrastructure, enabling the company to scale up production and address the escalating demand from customers.

Siemens eMobility, situated within Siemens Smart Infrastructure, provides IoT-enabled hardware, software, and services for AC and DC charging, ranging from 11 kW to 1 megawatt for various applications.

The acquisition of Heliox was completed from private equity firm Waterland and an entity owned by a group of employees and individual shareholders, solidifying Siemens’ commitment to advancing its position in the rapidly evolving eMobility sector.

Siemens smart infrastructure CEO and Siemens managing board member Matthias Rebellius said: “We are witnessing unparalleled growth in the EV charging infrastructure market. DC fast charging solutions for eBus and eTruck fleets are considered the fastest growing segment here. With the acquisition of Heliox, Siemens eMobility is well-positioned to serve our customers worldwide.”