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WiTricity, a provider of wireless charging for electric vehicles, has licensed its wireless charging technology to Wiferion. Wiferion is a provider of mobile, wireless power supplies for a range of industrial applications, including automatic guided vehicles (AGVs) and autonomous mobile robots (AMRs).
“We are happy to see Wiferion join our other licensees to further the possibilities for wireless charging,” said Alex Gruzen, CEO, WiTricity. “We are proud to see our pioneering technology help fuel the future of industrial automation and look forward to partnering with Wiferion to accelerate growth in the industry.”
Wiferion’s contactless, inductive charging systems supply fleets of vehicles with energy, no matter the voltage, current or battery type.
“Already today, Wiferion’s etaLINK wireless charging solutions are powering thousands of mobile robots around the globe. Having access to WiTricity’s patent portfolio will allow us to further sharpen our value proposition and accelerate the adoption of wireless charging in industrial automation”, said Florian Reiners, CEO of Wiferion. “We are looking forward to partnering with WiTricity in our mission to enable the electrified economy and set a standard for wireless charging applications.”
“Witricity has a broad IP portfolio. Wiferion plans to use some of their inventions in new features and even new products”, said Julian Seume, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer of Wifereon.
Wiferion’s system has been designed into more than 100 different vehicles worldwide with more than 5,000 units sold globally, including installation in nearly all top European car manufacturing facilities.