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Below you will find the latest news from Lumipol Group.

Lloyd’s Type Approval Ensures Wide Marine Applicability of DAF PACCAR MX-13

Monday, November 6, 2023

Lloyd’s Type Approval Ensures Wide Marine Applicability of DAF PACCAR MX-13

NPS Driven has successfully completed the Lloyd’s Type Approval for the DAF PACCAR MX-13. The clean, efficient, and quiet Euro 6 MX engine, which has been installed by Vink Diesel since 2017, offers the inland shipping industry a state-of-the-art solution. With this Lloyd’s certification, the engine is now widely applicable and, as of now, also suitable for passenger shipping, ADN – and other classified inland vessels.

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Firepacks France: The new partner for sprinkler pump units in France

Thursday, September 14, 2023

Firepacks France: The new partner for sprinkler pump units in France

The launch of a new organization with a focus on fire safety in France is a fact. After having been active in France for several years, it is now possible to collaborate even more intensively with our customers through a new entity: Firepacks France. With a permanent office in France, Firepacks France is closer to its customers and the service level can be taken to a higher level.

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From diesel to hydrogen: The engine that puts the Netherlands on the world map

Monday, June 19, 2023

From diesel to hydrogen: The engine that puts the Netherlands on the world map

The transition to a climate-neutral energy system brings opportunities and challenges. However, you can make a difference with pragmatic thinking and innovative action. The Dutch company NPS Driven proves this. They are currently converting a traditional DAF engine into an innovative sustainable hydrogen engine for use in building, construction, and inland shipping

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WB Firepacks launches Firecoach: Professional and sustainable management of sprinkler installations

Wednesday, May 31, 2023

WB Firepacks launches Firecoach: Professional and sustainable management of sprinkler installations

WB Firepacks from Zwijndrecht has released a new version of the remote monitoring and control system for sprinkler installations: 
Firecoach. Firecoach's machine-to-machine technology makes remote monitoring and testing part of daily practice. Remote insight is provided into the performance of the fire extinguishing system. The result: more efficient deployment of personnel, less maintenance and insight into the performance of the installation.

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Lumipol invests in building for the companies DET and Xeamos in Wijchen

Thursday, May 11, 2023

Lumipol invests in building for the companies DET and Xeamos in Wijchen

In May of 2023, the large-scale renovation of the current company building of Diesel Equipment Trading (DET) at Bijsterhuizen 2209 in Wijchen will start. The building will be expanded with the addition of a new office building with a total of 900m2, spread over three floors.
Xeamos is scheduled to move into the new building in March 2024. DET will also remain in the building and will welcome Xeamos as neighbours. 

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Lumaux’ first close: investment in SenseGlove

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Lumaux’ first close: investment in SenseGlove

Lumaux is pleased to share that it has successfully completed its first investment since inception: SenseGlove.

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New investment fund Lumaux with a focus on Dutch Tech

Monday, March 27, 2023

New investment fund Lumaux with a focus on Dutch Tech

A new technology-focused investment fund is launched in the Netherlands, aiming to support growth of innovative start-ups and scale-ups. The Dutch Tech fund, named Lumaux, aims to invest in early-stage start-ups and scale-ups, active in one or more of the following market segments: robotics, energy transition, and mobility. Its experienced and ambitious team is eager to get started and to fulfil its mission of “taking tech to the next level”. 

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Avular’s bold move to be Europe’s challenger of  US and Chinese mobile robotic giants

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Avular’s bold move to be Europe’s challenger of US and Chinese mobile robotic giants

Where once was the cradle of glass innovation for many products that changed people’s lives, now emerges a scale-up with the potential to do the same; Avular. This mobile robotics specialist aims to have over a million Avular-powered robots in the field by 2030, to shape a brighter future for all. A new headquarters is the next step necessary as it provides the right infrastructure to further scale up and meet market demand.

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Lumipol Group launches Bicycle plan

Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Lumipol Group launches Bicycle plan

In the beginning of February, Lumipol introduced a bicycle plan for all employees working at its companies in the Netherlands, as real bicycle country. This bicycle scheme fits into the sustainability vision of Lumipol and its partners.  

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New name for NPS Diesel

Monday, September 5, 2022

New name for NPS Diesel

As of today (Monday 5 September), NPS Diesel will continue under the name NPS Driven. With the same passion for innovation and to provide customer needs with appropriate solutions. However, with new impetus focused on the future.

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NPS Diesel participant in Green Transport Delta innovation programs

Monday, May 23, 2022

NPS Diesel participant in Green Transport Delta innovation programs

Two large consortia of Dutch companies and knowledge institutes in the mobility and transport sector received at the end of last year 47 million euros in government funding to realize breakthroughs in electrification and hydrogen applications in automotive, maritime and air transport. NPS Diesel is participant in both innovation programs.

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Lumipol sells its full share interest in ELEO to Yanmar

Monday, April 4, 2022

Lumipol sells its full share interest in ELEO to Yanmar

Lumipol Group is officially announcing today it has reached agreement with Yanmar, a Japanese multinational company, regarding the sale of its full share interest in ELEO Technologies B.V., a battery technology company based in Helmond, the Netherlands.

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Edwin Rammeloo new CFO at Lumipol Group

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Edwin Rammeloo new CFO at Lumipol Group

Welcome Edwin Rammeloo as CFO of the Lumipol Group. As a committed investor, we want to continue to advise and support our companies in the Netherlands and abroad. Due to the growth of Lumipol and future expansion plans, extra brains are needed in the financial field. We are happy with the arrival of Edwin. Good luck Edwin and welcome to the team! 

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Get to know Peter Wezenbeek, Chief Scientist at Lumipol Group

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Get to know Peter Wezenbeek, Chief Scientist at Lumipol Group

Since October 2021, Peter Wezenbeek has started as Chief Scientist at Lumipol. Peter (also called Peer or Pete) not only has several months of Lumipol experience, but also 30+ years of experience in everything that has to do with electronics and software. We use his observations and insights to better define the innovations within the Lumipol companies, to realize them and where possible to create synergies between the companies. Time for a closer acquaintance with our technological conscience.

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Avular accelerates in making mobile robotics accessible

Monday, January 10, 2022

Avular accelerates in making mobile robotics accessible

Dutch start-up Avular wins CES 2022 Innovation Award honoree for their new product line The Essentials. The company further strengthens its proposition in the industry with a new codirector to lead the thirteenfold grown team.

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NPS Diesel expands John Deere territory distributorship to Germany

Thursday, January 6, 2022

NPS Diesel expands John Deere territory distributorship to Germany

As of January 2022, NPS Diesel has been appointed as official distributor of John Deere Power Systems in Germany. Besides the Benelux, France and Iceland, NPS Diesel is also responsible for the sales and after sales of John Deere Power Systems in Germany. They are officially taking over the distributorship from DGS Diesel und Getriebeservice GmbH, based in Mainz, as of 1st of June 2022. DGS Diesel und Getriebeservice GmbH will continue as an official John Deere Power Systems service dealer.

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Opening new SASMOS production and R&D facility in Bangalore

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Opening new SASMOS production and R&D facility in Bangalore

The state-of-the-art electronics manufacturing and LRU assembly facility at Bangalore's Aerospace Park was officially opened on October 25, 2021. Lumipol was present during the event as an investor.

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ELEO to expand considerably with new battery production plant

Thursday, November 4, 2021

ELEO to expand considerably with new battery production plant

ELEO - the manufacturer of advanced battery systems - will expand considerably with a newbattery production plant at the Automotive Campus in Helmond. In the new facility, the annual battery production capacity increases tenfold to 500MWh – equivalent of approximately 10,000 battery packs. Construction has already started and is expected to be completed by mid-May 2022.

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Lumipol Group acquires Fire Lion Global

Monday, June 7, 2021

Lumipol Group acquires Fire Lion Global

Fire Lion Global is the newest member of the Lumipol Group. The acquisition strengthens Lumipol's position and product offering in the global fire fighting systems business. Fire Lion is a leading manufacturer of foam pumps and has worldwide sales activities. With Vancouver, Washington state (United States) as centre of their activities, the acquisition of Fire Lion is also a great expansion of the geographical presence of the Lumipol Group.

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ELEO raises new investment from Lumipol Group

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

ELEO raises new investment from Lumipol Group

ELEO (formerly SPIKE Technologies) has attracted Lumipol Group as a new investor to realize its growth ambitions. Lumipol Group expresses its confidence and takes a minority stake in the Helmond-based battery manufacturer. This investment enables ELEO to continue its rapid growth in the coming years towards a leading player in the field of advanced battery systems.

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Change of management at Lumipol Group

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Change of management at Lumipol Group

As of July 1, 2020, the management of the Lumipol companies will be transferred by Paul Krieckaert to his sons Tom and Sven Krieckaert. They will both become managing directors and will further develop the Lumipol Group.

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Merger Solfic and Xeamos

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Merger Solfic and Xeamos

As of February 4, 2019, all activities of Solfic E&E have been transferred to Xeamos BV. Xeamos is an independent player in the market and supplies emission reduction systems for all brands of diesel engines in non-road applications. The Solfic brand will disappear from the market after more than ten years.

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New investor for growth Avular

Sunday, July 1, 2018

New investor for growth Avular

Avular has attracted a new investor to accelerate the development of her innovative and promising products. The new investor, Lumipol Holding, will take the place of the previous investors and will invest €1.500.000.

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Lumipol Holding acquires Diesel Equipment Trading (DET)

Monday, January 1, 2018

Lumipol Holding acquires Diesel Equipment Trading (DET)

DET, based in Wijchen (Netherlands) is the Dutch distributor of Mitsubishi and Isuzu industrial diesel engines and spare parts. 

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