19. December 2018

FRIWO Develops from a Product to a System Provider

• Power supply and charger manufacturer acquires 100 percent stake in Emerge-Engineering GmbH
• Individually adaptable control software enables new features and functions for numerous products in all FRIWO target markets in the future
• Significant positive impact on Group growth and earnings expected
• CEO Rolf Schwirz: "Emerge engineering is a technological pearl with which FRIWO significantly increases its competitiveness"

Ostbevern, December 19, 2018 – The international power supply manufacturer FRIWO AG from Ostbevern has acquired all shares in Emerge-Engineering GmbH, a developer and manufacturer of components for electric drives. A corresponding agreement with the founder and owner of the company was signed today.

Emerge-Engineering’s products are characterized above all by control software that can be individually adapted to customer requirements. With the acquisition, the FRIWO Group is taking the step from product to system supplier. Customers and partners can now be offered a unique complete package of hardware and software, i.e. digitally controllable, precisely matched power supply and drive solutions from a single source.

The product range includes all components required for a modern electric power train: Display and engine control as well as battery, charger and software.

The application possibilities of the acquired technology go far beyond the target market of e-mobility: through the use of individually configurable software, FRIWO will in future be able to equip almost all devices and systems with batteries and electric drives with new features and functions.

Rolf Schwirz, CEO of FRIWO AG, comments: “With Emerge-Engineering GmbH, FRIWO is securing a technological pearl whose know-how will enable us to strengthen almost our entire product portfolio. As a result, we expect the FRIWO Group to achieve significant positive effects in terms of sales growth, earnings and competitiveness in the medium and long term”.

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