• Aeristech wins Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation
  • Award recognises innovation in electric motor and control system design, creating opportunities for high performance, power dense air compressors
  • Success enabled by radical control system design, leading to reduced size, cost and operating temperatures

Leamington Spa, UK, 21st April 2020 – British electric motor specialist Aeristech has been awarded a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation in recognition of its work to develop a series of increasingly advanced, high-speed electric motors to power e-superchargers and hydrogen fuel cell air-side compressors.

Based in Leamington Spa, where it recently relocated to new headquarters, the company has a growing portfolio of contracts with vehicle manufacturers and Tier 1 suppliers bringing the benefits of its technology to market.

Aeristech’s unique technology allows higher performance from the company’s smaller, more efficient -running motors, thus helping its customers to achieve higher performance from their own products and playing a significant role in the advancement of technologies to reduce energy consumption and vehicle emissions.

“Over the past few years Aeristech has developed and commercialised what we believe to be the most advanced, oil-free, high-speed electric motor systems available, and it is very gratifying to have this recognised by receiving a Queen’s Award for Enterprise,” said Richard Wall, Aeristech CEO. “I am very proud of our talented team and am delighted to have won this award. Our clients in the automotive industry, as with other sectors we operate in such as aviation, stationary power and industrial, are adopting our technology as part of their strategy to reduce emissions.”

The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise recognised Aeristech’s progress in delivering their most ambitious set of motor systems yet, with some motors in excess of 20 kW. Aeristech’s technology splits the control system for torque and speed, enabling smaller, more efficient running motor controllers which are coupled to dedicated motor designs.

“By reducing controller switching loads and running temperatures in combination with advanced motor design, we can run our motors faster for far longer without fear of over-heating,” Wall says. “This is ideal for electric supercharging and hydrogen fuel cell compressor applications, and we are working with a wide cross-section of the automotive industry to adopt our designs.”

The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise were established 54 years ago as the most prestigious business awards in the UK and celebrate the success of exciting and innovative businesses which are leading the way with pioneering products or services.

“The pace of automotive technological change is speeding up, and our team and new facilities are ideally suited to share the workload with our customers,” concludes Wall. “Aeristech will build on its position at the forefront of electric motor design, not just in automotive but across other sectors which require continuous, clean air from an oil-free source. These include pharmaceutical, aviation, industrial and aerospace, and winning the Queen’s Award is a great way to start.”

About Aeristech

Aeristech was founded in 2006 to develop electrification of automotive supercharger systems and has since become a leading designer of advanced electric motor systems. The company is based in Warwickshire, at the heart of the UK engineering industry, with access to automotive professionals, manufacturers, and prototype component suppliers.

Aeristech’s technology enables them to manufacture the world’s fastest accelerating and most power dense permanent magnet variable speed electric motors. Aeristech’s high-speed motors are ideal for applications where efficiency, power density and speed of response are essential.

The company recently moved into new dedicated headquarters in Leamington Spa, with laboratories, pilot production facilities and four fully instrumented test cells for motor and turbo-machine commissioning, validation and durability testing. In 2020 the company received a Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation for its electric motor system designs.


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