Jenoptik and Končar sign cooperation agreement

(PresseBox) (Jena/Altenstadt, ) Jenoptik and the rail vehicle manufacturer Končar Electric Vehicles Inc. signed a declaration of intent with regard to closer cooperation during the International Trade Fair for Transport Technology, InnoTrans, in Berlin.

The Croatian company Konèar Electric Vehicles and the Jenoptik Defense & Civil Systems division intend to cooperate more closely in future, in particular in the segments modernization and overhauling of existing vehicles and the manufacture of new vehicles. For that purpose, both companies signed a declaration of intent at the InnoTrans trade fair in Berlin on September 21, 2016.

Jenoptik and Konèar have been collaborating now for around three years. As part of a project Jenoptik recently supplied compact, roof-mounted diesel-electric generating sets to Konèar.

“The global rail technology market is of great strategic importance for us. Thus, the cooperation will significantly contribute to our further growth in this segment,” explained Stefan Stenzel, Head of the Jenoptik Defense & Civil Systems division.

“Based on positive previous experience, cooperation with Jenoptik gives us new opportunities for further development and market expansion,” said Ivan Bahun, President of the Managing Board of Konèar Electric Vehicles Inc.

Jenoptik produces individual components for the rail technology market such as generators or electric motors as well as customized complete systems that supply power to on-board systems, traction motors or entire locomotives and traction vehicles independently of external energy sources. That allows customers to benefit from greater comfort and improved performance plus a more energy-efficient, reliable and environmentally-friendly power supply.

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As an integrated photonics company, Jenoptik is active in the five divisions of Optical Systems, Healthcare & Industry, Automotive, Traffic Solutions and Defense & Civil Systems.

The Defense & Civil Systems division develops, produces and distributes mechatronic and sensor systems for civil and military applications. The portfolio ranges from individual assemblies, which customers integrate into their systems, through to complete systems and end products. The division’s areas of competence are energy systems, optical sensor systems, stabilization systems, aviation systems as well as radomes & composites. Top-quality customer service ensures that the Jenoptik products and customer systems are supported over their useful lives, which generally extend over many years.

The mechatronic products include diesel-electric gensets, electrical machines such as alternators, electric motors or converters, power electronics, heating systems and control units as well as lift systems and rescue hoists. They are used in drive, stabilization and energy systems for military and civil vehicles, rail and aircraft equipment. The sensor systems include infrared camera systems and laser rangefinders which are primarily used in automation technology, as well as security technology and military reconnaissance.

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