Norma Group

NORMA Group receives major order for e-car cooling systems in China

Maintal, Germany / Qingdao, China, June 25, 2018 – NORMA Group will supply around 40,000 thermal management systems for electric cars to a leading Chinese vehicle maker every year from 2019 to 2023. The integrated systems ensure optimal temperature control of the battery and the drive system. Up to 200,000 battery electric vehicles (BEV) will be equipped with the ready-to-install systems supplied as part of this major order.

Efficient thermal management is decisive to battery range and engine efficiency in vehicles with electric drives,” says Bernd Kleinhens, Chairman of the Management Board of NORMA Group. “In close cooperation with the customer, we have developed a tailor-made solution that exactly meets their requirements.”

At NORMA Group, innovation is seen as the foundation for future business success. “Our company is already well positioned for alternative powertrains in individual mobility. We will continue to expand our leadership in joining technology in order to ensure this for the future,” adds Bernd Kleinhens.

The thermal management systems consist of thermoplastic hoses and more than two dozen connectors as well as other products from NORMA Group. Because thermoplastics are mainly used, the systems are around 65 percent lighter than systems with rubber hoses. Thanks to the modular design, the systems can be installed quickly. The 13-meter-long systems serve several cooling circuits. The systems are produced at the NORMA Group plant in Qingdao, China.

NORMA Group operates four production facilities, two test laboratories and two sales offices in China. NORMA Group’s local presence enables the company to support its customers as a partner with development processes as well as testing and validation.