Heliox and PRE Join Forces To Accelerate E-Mobility

June 15, 2020

15th June 2020, Waterland Private Equity Investments has acquired a stake in PRE Power Developers. The addition of PRE to the portfolio will help Heliox and PRE Power Developers achieve their joint mission to become the leading player in the Electric Vehicle Energy Management segment. Waterland has held a stake in Heliox since 2018.

Both Heliox and PRE are active in the e-mobility market designing, producing, and implementing charging infrastructure. Heliox focuses mainly on systems & services, especially in the public transport and commercial vehicle sectors; PRE focuses mainly on modules such as DC (Ultra) Fast Charging and Vehicle to Grid technology, including the passenger car sector. Their complementary portfolios make them well-positioned for accelerated growth.

In addition, Heliox and PRE both have successful divisions originating from power conversion technology. This historical similarity also displays itself in a cultural fit and mutual business approach.

Michael Colijn, Group CEO of Heliox explains: “Heliox has as its mission to become the leading smart energy provider within the e-mobility domain. In PRE we have found a partner who will help achieve our growth ambitions: they have the same technological DNA as Heliox, they develop excellent solutions and they share our passion for a sustainable future.”

PRE’s CEO Menno Kardolus agrees: “Together with Heliox we are able to serve our customers even better. Their global presence, service network, and their OEM charging solutions perfectly complement PRE's module technology.”

“The energy transition is accelerating fast. By supporting the combination of two top-notch technological companies, both Heliox and PRE offer even better solutions to their e-mobility and utility customers”, adds Wouter Roduner from Waterland Private Equity Investments.

About Heliox

Heliox is the global market leader in fast charging systems within public transport, e-trucks, marine, mining, and port equipment. The premium quality and highly efficient chargers enable operators to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact. Heliox operates on a global level with headquarters in the Netherlands and local offices in Germany, the US: www.heliox-energy.com

  • Heliox has a unique portfolio of charging systems from 25 to 180kW
  • Cascaded systems UP to 30 MW / Opportunity Charge Systems with outputs up to 600kW
  • Heliox offers all types of standardized interfaces: CCS, BusUp/Roof-mounted & OppCharge
  • Heliox delivers turnkey smart charging projects with full lifetime services

About PRE Power Developers

PRE has more than 30 years of experience in designing and producing highly innovative and durable Power Electronics in the areas of renewable energy technologies (solar & wind energy) and e-mobility.

PRE has been a well-known Power Module supplier for OEM (charger) companies since 2009. PRE’s customers provide DC Fast Charging solutions all over the world. PRE is their partner for a full range of DC EV Charger Modules and engineering services.

  • PRE is a leader in DC fast charger technology in Europe (40% of DC chargers use PRE technology)
  • Proven reliable products installed base of more than 10.000 modules
  • Compliant with CCS and CHAdeMO and latest environmental standards for acoustic noise levels
  • Future proof, including V2G/V2H and 1000V DC Ultra-Fast Charging.

About Waterland

Waterland is an independent private equity investor with EUR 6 billion in committed capital, that supports entrepreneurs in realizing their growth ambitions. With substantial financial resources and committed industry expertise, Waterland enables its portfolio companies to achieve accelerated growth both organically and through acquisitions. With its experienced, entrepreneurial investment team, Waterland aims to help ambitious entrepreneurs attain a strong market position in today’s increasingly competitive business environment. To date, Waterland has made investments in over 400 companies.

Waterland focuses on 4 core industries which are the aging population, outsourcing & efficiency, leisure & luxury, and sustainability.