Gentherm, a global market leader and developer of innovative thermal management technologies, was named a winner of a 2021 China Automobile and Parts Industry Development and Innovation Award for its innovative and proprietary Cell Connecting Systems with Mechanical Structuring Process (MSP) technology that is part of the company’s Battery Performance Solutions (BPS). This award, sponsored by Automobiles and Parts Magazine, recognizes technology that deeply impacts the future development of the automotive industry.
Gentherm’s Cell Connecting Systems with MSP technology utilizes innovative foil-based connecting boards that replace complex sensor cable harnesses with ultra-flat foil conductors that are thinner and lighter than previous models. This provides for several advantages including reduced manufacturing complexity, and a simplified design process. In addition, this design allows for different metal conductor materials and a modular structure that can be adopted to almost any number of cells. The fully automated production process involves no chemical etching, making for an environmentally friendly product.
The integrated Cell Connecting System with MSP technology provides reliable and continuous flow of temperature and cell voltage information during the charging and discharging process to ensure electric vehicle battery optimal performance and safety.
“We are honoured to receive this respected award for our Cell Connecting Systems with Mechanical Structuring Process technology,” said Thomas Stocker, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Digital Interiors and Battery Performance Solutions, Gentherm. “With our customers’ increasing need for solutions to navigate the growing electric vehicle market, we are excited to deliver innovative technology that will help drive this new electric future.”
“Gentherm has a long and successful history of working with Chinese OEMs and battery makers to deliver extraordinary solutions,” said Hui (Helen) Xu, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Climate and Comfort Solutions and Managing Director, Gentherm Asia. “We are grateful to receive this award from Automobile and Parts Magazine, as it showcases our commitment to developing products that benefit the automotive industry globally and within China.”