Torqeedo opens new headquarters

Marine electric drive specialist Torqeedo has opened its brand-new 8,300sqm facility near Munich, where all company activities, including research, development, and production, will now take place.

“Whether by road, rail, air or water, sustainable forms of propulsion are needed to achieve the climate targets, said Fabian Bez, Torqeedo’s new chief executive officer, at the official opening event. “In the transport sector, in particular, there is still a lot to be done. As Torqeedo, we recognised this trend early on and developed battery-electric drives for watercraft. Today, we are the global technology leader for zero-emission mobility on the water.”

Torqeedo‘s key customers, strategic partners, boatbuilders, dealers and distributors visited the new headquarters for a series of strategy and technology workshops in the days preceding the event. The topics included product innovations such as Deep Blue’s new hydrogeneration algorithm, which improves energy generation for a sustainable sailing experience, and a new interface for smart DC generator management and ultimate luxury and convenience on board.

“Torqeedo is a global champion for cleantech and electric mobility on water and enriches the location with its new company headquarters,” said Florian Herrmann, head of the Bavarian State chancellery and state minister for federal affairs and media, at the launch.

“It is great that another milestone in Torqeedo’s impressive company history is being written, combined with a clear commitment to the region and its people. Climate protection and zero-emission mobility are key issues in Bavaria on the way to climate neutrality, in which we are investing over 22 billion euros by 2040 with a climate protection offensive. We are proud that companies like Torqeedo are helping to open up new dimensions in sustainable mobility with innovation and a pioneering spirit.”

Over the past few years, the firm says its Travel and Ultralight models have become quieter and more responsive and are available with an extended-capacity battery and an easy way to charge from onboard solar. The Cruise motor lineup was recently relaunched with 5 per cent more power and increased durability.

“Over the past year, Torqeedo has strengthened its award-winning product lineup, production capabilities and internal processes and is fully prepared to continue to lead the transformation of the marine industry,” says Bez. “The new facility allowed us to implement lean manufacturing strategies which reduce waste, improve product quality, and ready the company for sustained, rapid growth. Torqeedo’s production lines were formerly split between three remote facilities, but with the new production hall, all lines are now run side-by-side.”

Torqeedo has become a preferred electrification partner for many of the world’s biggest boatbuilders and technology partners. It was recently named the electrification partner for Groupe Beneteau’s sailing, real estate on the water, and cruising business areas.

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