PUNCH Group’s vision for energy transition at VTM 2022

PUNCH Group’s vision for energy transition at VTM 2022

One of the key-questions of the millennium is about the management of the energy transition. The United Nations, among the sustainable development goals for 2030, identify the promotion of “actions, at every level, to combat climate change and its impacts” as an imminent priority. Most of companies, not only manufacturing ones, are therefore reconsidering their industrial strategy, in order to comply with the laws enacting by several international and national institutions in favour of this goal, by identifying the most suitable technologies to achieve the transition in an economic and industrial sustainable way.

During the first day of the VTM, in the session “General Trends in Automotive & Vehicle Innovation“, Pierpaolo Antonioli, CTO PUNCH Group, will provide the example of how the PUNCH Group is managing the ecological transition through investments in several zero-emission technologies, based on the principle of technological neutrality, to safeguard both the environment and the industrial chain.

Antonioli has stated: “The energy transition represents a challenge, and also a great chance, for those of us part of the manufacturing base. As this challenging process requires major changes, companies must necessarily work together to achieve this ambitious target, focusing on research, innovation and technology transfer.

Also on March 30th 2022, at 3:40pm at the Duomo Hall, during the workshop “Managing the transition, the experience of PUNCH Group“, the company will explain the technological developments which is carrying out as part of its industrial plan.

PUNCH Group has invited SASA (Bolzano transport company investing in hydrogen buses) and Protocube Reply (digitization and advanced technologies) to the workshop because the Group believes in dialogue and collaboration between companies to achieve the goal of ecological transition.

PUNCH Group stand (Stand S7 – Fucine Hall)

PUNCH Flybrid Flywheel (F-boost): Lightweight, high-speed flywheel for motorsport and high-performance applications.

Additive Manufacturing for H2: kit for hydrogen engine retro-fit made using design methods and additive technologies with a view to mass production.

Additive Manufacturing per operations: series of tools, jigs, fixtures and functional parts optimised for additive printing, manufactured using plastic deposition techniques.

Lynx: A new generation Italian electric scooter with three-wheel stability, winner of several awards, designed by TOTEM, the PUNCH Torino start-up focusing on micro-mobility that is waiting for you at the Innovation Plaza.

PUNCH Torino

PUNCH Torino S.P.A. is a company specialized in the design and development of innovative propulsion systems and control solutions.

Founded in 2005 by GM with the name of General Motors Powertrain Europe, in February 2020 it became part of the PUNCH Group – a leading supplier for the development, integration and manufacturing of driveline and powertrain solutions.

In May 2021, PUNCH Torino founded the new company PUNCH Hydrocells S.r.L, dedicated to the development of hydrogen-powered solutions.

In January 2022, the spin-off of PUNCH Torino’s Software and Controls division gave birth to the new company PUNCH Softronix.

PUNCH’s ecosystem also features two start-up companies: AITEM, which is dedicated to research on artificial intelligence and To.Tem, that is focused on micro mobility by designing electric scooters.

PUNCH’s 700 employees in Torino are enthusiastically committed to ensure innovative engineering that our customers value and deserve.

VTM (Vehicle & Transportation Technology Innovation Meetings) is the only business convention in Italy dedicated to the automotive and transportation industry.

VTM is the event that brings together the international mobility and transport community in Turin, transforming Piedmont into an international automotive universe stage.

This opportunity is a way to discuss the skills, innovations and major issues impacting the sector: vehicle electrification and batteries, hydrogen and innovative propulsion systems, software defined vehicles, ADAS systems and autonomous driving, connectivity and big data, micro-mobility and new mobility models.

The 2022 edition, held again on-site on March 30th and 31st, is supported by Regione Piemonte and the Turin Chamber of Commerce and organized by Abe in cooperation with Ceipiemonte.