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PULS, technology and market leader in DIN-Rail power supplies, has acquired the business of wireless charging specialist Wiferion. Wiferion’s leading technology will now be further enhanced by the capabilities of PULS, a technology-driven power conversion company based in Munich with a revenue of 250 million euros in 2022. Wiferion customers will now benefit from a global presence in production and application support. The current operational Wiferion team will remain in Freiburg as the PULS Wireless business unit.
PULS has taken over all existing contracts, trademark rights and patents of Wiferion but nothing will change in the operation of the business for customers. In the medium term, users will benefit from PULS’ global manufacturing capacities. With its own modern production lines in the Czech Republic, China and Germany. Large quantities of product can be produced in the highest quality and scaled up as required. In addition, PULS can procure more cost-effectively due to its purchasing volume and global sources, securing the supply chain and product life.
There are great synergies between Wiferion and PULS:
Both companies manufacture power electronics, where efficiency and reliability are key. Wireless power transmission is a special form of power supply where the transformer in a power supply is replaced by spatially separated coils. The similarity in technology will allow PULS developers to quickly familiarise themselves with Wiferion’s products and topologies. And since PULS already has a strong presence in intralogistics, the wireless charging solutions are an excellent addition to the existing product portfolio and address a similar customer base.
“As a pioneer, Wiferion has successfully established inductive charging for the energy supply of mobile robots and forklifts in the market and gained a leading position. With the additional capabilities of PULS, we want to make this system the global market standard and will invest significantly for this purpose,” says Bernhard Erdl, Managing Director and Owner of PULS GmbH.
“PULS employs more than 100 of the best developers in the industry and has global production and sales locations that take our charging technology and scalability to a new level,” enthuses Julian Seume, former CSO of Wiferion, who together with Matthieu Ebert forms the management team of the PULS Wireless Business Unit. “In the area of new product development and application support, we are now in a much stronger position and can offer our customers an even better service.”