Developer team from Danfoss Mobile Electrification wins prestigious Finnish Engineering Award

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Visedo Oy now Danfoss Mobile Electrification following acquisition last year.

 

May 15th, 2018 – The Visedo engineering team has been awarded this year’s Finnish Engineering Award in recognition of the team's work to develop and implement EDITRON, an intelligent electric drivetrain system for heavy duty vehicles. EDITRON delivers maximum efficiencies across the off-highway, marine and transportation sectors.

The winning team includes Founder and CEO Kimmo Rauma; Chief Technology Officer Tero Järveläinen; Electronics Design Manager Matti Iskanius; Software Architect Antti Tarkiainen; and Software Architect Risto Tiainen. The team was presented with a certificate of honour and prize money of 30,000 euros at an award ceremony today in the Finlandia Hall, Helsinki.

Chosen as a candidate for the Award by TEK’s Technology Committee, and finally as the winner by TEK’s and TFiF’s Board of Directors, the Award team comments: "The jury appreciated Visedo's versatile expertise. The technology development work has produced innovative results, and they have been brilliantly marketed."

Visedo acquired by Danfoss

In November 2017, Visedo Oy was acquired by Danfoss Group. Visedo is now part of the Power Solutions business segment, as 'Danfoss Mobile Electrification'. The company is now ideally positioned to meet growing global demand for electric solutions that can help to eliminate pollution.

Kim Fausing, president and CEO at Danfoss said: “Electrification is a fast-developing area and holds tremendous potential. Visedo is a great example of how we can focus on customer needs and at the same time strengthen our offering by providing a broader range of solutions."

EDITRON is the new name for Danfoss Mobile Electrification’s complete electric drivetrain system. It is controlled by powerful software that optimizes each individual component of the electric or hybrid drivetrain, leading to far more intelligent management of power distribution in order to deliver maximum efficiencies for the end user.

Danfoss Mobile Electrification, has gained international recognition for their involvement in developing Finland's first fully electric ferry and electric buses in Helsinki. Additionally, they also developed the Ferry Happiness, Asia's first hybrid electric ferry.

 
About the Finnish Engineering Award

Since 1981, Academic Engineers and Architects in Finland (TEK) and Tekniska Föreningen i Finland (TFiF) have established the Finnish Engineering Award to acknowledge notable engineering or architectural work that has remarkably advanced technical competence in Finland.

Key evaluation criteria include distinctiveness of the work; creative contribution; practical application of the idea or the theory; commercial influence; and influence on the national economy.

The winning entry receives a certificate of honour and a monetary prize of 30,000 euros.

Candidates can be nominated by any private person, business or community; nominations are managed by the committee for technology at TEK and TFiF with assistance from external professionals as required.

 

About Danfoss Mobile Electrification

Danfoss Mobile Electrification specializes in hybrid and electric powertrain systems for off-highway and marine markets. A business division of Danfoss, it develops and manufactures high-performance power systems for heavy duty vehicles, machines and marine vessels, based on its unique synchronous reluctance assisted permanent magnet (SPRM) technology. Danfoss Mobile Electrification powertrains deliver market-leading efficiency and are suitable for hybrid and electric applications within the power range of 30kW to 2,000kW.

Based in Lappeenranta, Finland, Danfoss Mobile Electrification has assembled an award-winning team to work on the technologies that will enable the world of tomorrow to do more with less.

EDITRON is the new name for the complete electric drivetrain system developed by the company. It is controlled by powerful software that optimizes each individual component of the electric or hybrid drivetrain, leading to far more intelligent management of power distribution in order to deliver maximum efficiencies for the end user.