ANAND Group, India’s leading auto component and systems group, on Thursday, 12th January, announced their new cleantech platform, ‘ANEVOLVE’ to create, design, and manufacture green technology solutions for electric mobility and other sectors. The Group’s all-new cleantech companies would fall under ANEVOLVE, complementing the USD 1.9 billion company founded in 1961 and led by the publicly traded Gabriel India Limited.
At ANEVOLVE’s launch at the Auto Expo in New Delhi, Jaisal Singh, Executive Chairman of ANEVOLVE, announced three partnerships with sustainable solution providers from Japan, Israel, and Britain. He also stated that the Group’s first EV-focused company, Anand Mando eMobility (AMeM), a joint venture with HL Mando of Korea that manufactures motors for two, three, and four-wheelers and controllers for two and three-wheelers, will also form part of ANEVOLVE
“The birth of ANEVOLVE is a significant step forward in our commitment to helping build a greener, cleaner planet by bringing a sharper focus and renewed vigour to our strategic growth plans in this space,” Singh said. “We are proud to contribute to India Inc.’s move to clean mobility and look to invest around INR 1,000 crore in ANEVOLVE to develop solutions for greener products and systems across a broad business landscape. This will be the core of what we do,” Singh told at a news conference.
ANEVOLVE expects at least INR 3,500 crore in revenues by FY28 and will need to hire about 2,500 people by then. It will operate from the National Capital Region and house an innovation hub, a design centre for advanced technologies, as well as manufacturing facilities in other parts of India. AMeM already has a cutting-edge manufacturing facility in Bhiwadi, Rajasthan. As it builds its platform, ANEVOLVE has signed an MoU with an Israeli startup, ZOOZ, to initially supply the Tel Aviv-based company with critical precision machined parts for mechanical Energy Storage Systems for EV infrastructure in international markets.
“We are excited to join forces with ANEVOLVE. For ZOOZ, this strategic collaboration aims to develop a low-cost supply chain for our ground-breaking sustainable products, with an emphasis on flywheel production,” Boaz Weizer, CEO of ZOOZ Power, which is listed on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, said. “This tie-up also aims to introduce our technology and products to India’s hugely expanding EV charging infrastructure,” added Weizer.
ANEVOLVE has also signed an MoU with the Japanese sustainable energy solution provider Headspring Inc. to set up an engineering centre in India to conceptualize, design, and develop advanced power electronic solutions for future clean mobility applications, in areas such as powertrains for EVs, converters, and chargers. “Signing this MoU is a great occasion,” said Osamu Hoshino, CEO of Headspring. “We believe that, by combining Headspring’s radical, future-oriented, cutting-edge technologies in power electronics technology with ANEVOLVE’s world-class production and distribution capabilities, we can greatly accelerate the crucial transition to advanced efficient electric mobility through SiC/GaN technology,” he added.
ANEVOLVE has also signed a third MoU with technology start-up Viritech Ltd. from Britain to explore providing integrated system solutions for deploying hydrogen fuel cell-based powertrains for clean mobility applications. “We are delighted to sign this MoU. We could not wish for a better partner for the Indian, ASEAN, and SAARC markets,” said Timothy Lyons, CEO of Viritech. “We believe that, by combining Viritech’s radical hydrogen powertrain technology with ANEVOLVE’S world-class production and distribution capabilities, we can greatly accelerate the vitally important transition to zero-emission goods vehicles,” he added. As ANEVOLVE develops its cleantech solutions, products, and applications for sustainable mobility, it is looking at more collaborations in the coming months. “The entire business ecosystem will have to shift toward more sustainable products, systems, and operations. We, through ANEVOLVE, intend to be a catalyst in India’s journey towards clean mobility,” said Sunil Kaul, President & Chief Technology Officer, of ANAND.