Equipmake has announced it has signed a licensing agreement with Sona BLW Precision Forging, also known as Sona Comstar. The agreement will see Equipmake license certain products from its range of electric drive motors, inverters, and electric powertrain technology to Sona Comstar, a global automotive systems and components manufacturer headquartered in India, for applications in electric cars, buses, commercial vehicles and off-road vehicles in India, Thailand and other selected South Asian countries.
Sona Comstar will lead the business development and customer sales in those countries and will exclusively manufacture EV powertrains, sub-systems and components based on Equipmake’s patented technology, for applications exclusively in those markets. The companies expect the serial production of the systems to commence in 2025.
Sona Comstar offers a range of traction motors and controllers for India’s electric two- and three-wheeler segments. It is one of the largest manufacturers of EV traction motors in India and has sold more than 180,000 EV traction motors since starting production at its Chennai plant in November 2020. The company’s strategic objective is to develop traction motors and inverters for all mobility segments and offer the right motor, made using the right technology, to each vehicle application. Through the partnership with Equipmake, Sona Comstar aims to expand its offerings to include high-voltage motors and inverters for electric buses, commercial vehicles and passenger cars.
Both parties will jointly address other markets and territories for certain Equipmake products, utilising Sona Comstar’s manufacturing and distribution networks.