Siemens to acquire Heliox, specialist in fast charging solutions

24 August 2023

The Dutch charging infrastructure firm Heliox is to be acquired by Siemens. Both companies have signed an agreement to that effect. Siemens wants to incorporate Heliox’s power charging solutions for heavy-duty EVs such as trucks and buses into its portfolio. With the acquisition of Heliox, Siemens extends its market reach in Europe and North America in charging equipment and infrastructure.

Heliox is specialized in fast charging solutions, serving e-Bus and e-Truck fleets and passenger vehicles. Siemens states the acquisition will complement its existing eMobility charging portfolio, adding products and solutions for DC fastcharging focused on eBus and eTruck fleets. With no more than 330 staff, Heliox has built charging depots for bus fleets since 2017, and the depots in Amsterdam and Glasgow count among the largest in Europe. The latest major orders for Heliox include 140 charging points for electric buses in three bus depots in Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein. “This is an important milestone that adds value to our fast-growing eMobility charging

business. In addition to expanding our offering, we see digitalization and software potential with regard to energy and depot management and services,” said Matthias Rebellius, member of the managing board of Siemens AG and CEO of Smart Infrastructure. Siemens eMobility is part of Siemens Smart Infrastructure. It offers IoT-enabled hardware, software and services for AC and DC charging from 11 to 300 kW. Siemens acquires Heliox from private equity firm Waterland and an entity owned by a group of employees and individual shareholders.