US move for German encapsulation specialist

US move for German encapsulation specialist

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By Nick Flaherty

The company, set up in 1945, sees the US as an important strategic growth market for the encapsulation of electrical and electronic components, especially in e-mobility. “At Wevo, innovation is the heart of our tradition. That has been our guiding principle for decades. We apply sound know-how and new ideas to create solutions for the rapidly developing electrical and electronic market—and we’re excited to bring these solutions to new customers in the American market,” said Peter Barwitzki, CEO of Wevo.

With more than two billion components casted, bonded or sealed with its products every year, Wevo is a key player for resins based on polyurethane, epoxy and silicone for electrical and electronic applications. Of particular relevance to the automotive sector, Wevo products have helped support the charging and battery technologies that have enabled the automotive industry to advance into the e-mobility era.

Family-owned Wevo develops and produces resin systems, primarily for use in electrical and electronic applications, and in particular for automotive electronics. These are used  protect sensitive electronic components against humidity, chemicals, high temperatures, dust and foreign matter, while ensuring safety and efficiency. “Our appearance at the Battery Show [in the US] was a logical step in presenting our expertise around high-voltage batteries, electric motors and power electronics to American prospects. Our cross-industry know-how and broad product portfolio were met with great interest,” said Jochen Frank, Head of R&D at Wevo.

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