GreenMot’s strategy paid off, the company is growing rapidly. Today, 8 years after the company’s foundation, 37 engineers and technicians are working together to offer customized solutions to their clients.
Over the years, the company has gradually expanded its geographic coverage and now export to Germany, Italy, Austria and Switzerland (and indirectly everywhere in the world). Due to the space limitations of its original facilities, the company moved into a 3500 m2 premises in Villefranche-sur-Saône, close to Lyon, in 2014.This geographic positioning also distinguishes GreenMot from its competitors most of which are located around Paris.
GreenMot’s mission hasn’t changed since the beginning: testing of propulsion systems (thermal and electrical) and energy systems, in particular for automotive, heavy-duty vehicles, railways and industrial equipment (cooling systems, power generation systems, etc.).
Over the years, this strategy has been proved correct, extending the boundaries and powers of the analyzed equipment. That is why GreenMot has acquired a high-power testing cell for applications far beyond the automotive sector (military vehicles, bus, heavy goods vehicles, agricultural equipment, construction machinery, etc.).
“This test equipment is unique in Europe,”
comments Sébastien Ferragne, an engineer specialized in test engineering, sensors, instrumentation and methodology, as it combines climatic test equipment (from -46°C to +55°C) and high-power mechanical equipment (600 kW).
he company’s strategy has evolved accordingly over the years. That is why there are now two distinct fields of activity: testing based on the clients’ specifications on the one hand, and the construction of testing equipment on the other.
GreenMot offers turnkey tests for its testing operations. This approach starts with the specification of the sensors, followed by the planning of the test campaign and post-treatment according to the client’s needs.
Test duration can range from one day to several months, starting from the validation of the conditioning, adjustment of the pollutant system, through the complete vehicle benchmark analysis.
Tests are generally performed at GreenMot facilities, but in some cases, they can be provided on the client’s site. The second field of activity involves the development and supply of testing machines and allows GreenMot to use its experience gained in the first field to offer testing machines of a higher quality.
These machines are specifically developed based on customer specifications, the R&D department works directly with them. The common denominator of these two activities remains the specific measurement, but the convergence goes much further, says Sébastien Ferragne: “There are very strong synergies between these two activities. Testing operations help us design new testing equipment, just as the development of testing machines helps us to carry out the tests. These synergies give us high dynamics and enable us to create an added value compared with our major competitors who do not have this double activity of testing and testing machines production.”