SAITAMA, Japan—Marelli and Punch Motive International, have formed a joint venture to mass-produce axles for electric vehicles. Marelli will supply electric motors and inverters, including software for the e-axles, PUNCH will contribute gearbox components and development, as well as manufacturing expertise. The operation will be based at Punch’s facility in Strasbourg, France.
“[Our] strengths in the field of electric power trains are a great match,” says Hannes Prenn, executive vice president and CEO of Marelli’s electric power train business. “The joint venture is an important milestone in Marelli’s e-mobility growth strategy. With this cooperation, we further expand our unique offering as a full system provider for electric power trains, which is complemented by our thermal and battery management solutions.”