FAMUR Group has acquired a majority block of shares in Impact Clean Power Technology – a leading Polish manufacturer of battery systems. This is another step that confirms the implementation of the strategic directions that the company presented in 2021.
With the acquisition of Impact Clean Power Technology – after last year’s investment in the photovoltaic sector – FAMUR is entering new areas related to the green transformation, diversifying its business activities.
Impact Clean Power Technology deals with the production and integration of advanced energy storage systems in lithium-ion cells and plans to develop systems using hydrogen fuel cells.
It is also a supplier of large-scale energy storage for the segment of renewable energy sources and industrial power systems. The company has three main product lines, which include: battery systems for transport and industry, and stationary energy storage for the RES market. The company’s products are used mainly in public transport, as well as in the energy storage sector, applications used in the mining industry and robotics. The company’s clients are Polish and foreign manufacturers of vehicles, including buses, trams, trolleybuses and rail vehicles powered by electric drives, as well as companies from the following sectors: transport, industrial, energy (conventional and renewable energy), railway and telecommunications. These are i.a. Solaris Bus and Coach, whose electric buses use Impact’s battery systems, as well as Alexander Dennis Ltd, Voith SE & Co, Kiepe Electric Carrosserie HESS AG, Skoda Electric and Normet.
The expected revenues of IMPACT in 2022 should exceed the level of PLN 250 million, and in the next 4-5 years it is expected that the annual revenues will increase to min. PLN 1 billion. EBITDA in the period from 2023 to 2024 will be burdened with the costs of dynamically building the scale of operations, while from 2025 the expected EBITDA margin should increase to approx. 10-12%.
– In the company, we have built a very strong team of engineers and professionals, thanks to whom the next generations of innovative battery systems have been created in our laboratory for years. We deliver Impact Clean Power Technology products to markets all over Europe, as well as in the United States and New Zealand.
In the area of energy storage, we are involved in ground-breaking renewable energy projects in Poland. Thanks to advanced solutions, we support global activities for a zero-emission economy, including the upcoming hydrogen revolution. We are satisfied because the consolidation of the FAMUR Group’s potential and ours will enable us to further develop in the area of new products, as well as increasing production capacity and diversification in terms of our customers and suppliers. I believe that our cooperation is a strong impulse for the development of the renewable energy industry in the country and in the world – says Bartłomiej Kras, president of the board and co-founder of Impact Clean Power Technology.
The commencement of cooperation with Impact is the next stage in the implementation of the FAMUR Group’s development strategy towards transforming the Company into a holding investing in green transformation and achieving approximately 70% of revenues unrelated to energy coal by 2024. The first step was to enter the large-scale photovoltaic sector and PV solutions for the B2B sector.
– In view of the dynamic economic changes and transformation processes in the Polish energy sector, we are consistently changing the FAMUR Group, in line with the strategy adopted last year to transform it into a holding investing in green transformation. The acquisition of Impact Clean Power Technology is consistent with these assumptions. After the PV segment, energy storage is another promising area that diversifies the activities of the FAMUR Group. Together with Impact Clean Power Technology, we want to use the advantages built over the years to develop and scale the business on the growing market of battery systems and energy storage – says Mirosław Bendzera, President of the Management Board of FAMUR SA.
– Being a stable and long-term investor, TDJ supports the FAMUR Group in the process of its green transformation and active search for new directions of development. The next step after investing in the field of photovoltaics is to start cooperation with the largest Polish entity on the market of battery systems for transport and heavy duty. The commencement of cooperation with Impact Clean Power Technology gives the possibility of many synergies, both in the growing market of energy storage and in the field of development of technologies using hydrogen cells – says Tomasz Domogała, chairman of the supervisory board and owner of TDJ.
The cooperation of TDJ and the FAMUR Group with Impact Clean Power Technology provides for the achievement of synergy effects, among others, in terms of supporting the development of production capacity, both in the short and long term. It will also enable obtaining working capital intended for increasing the scale of operations in the area of battery systems and energy storage, including the diversification of the customer portfolio in Poland, as well as increasing expansion into foreign markets. The purpose of the potential consolidation is also the development of new products.
As part of the transaction, FAMUR acquired a total of 18,475,729 shares of Impact Clean Power Technology, representing 51% of the initial capital and entitling to exercising approximately 59% of votes at the general meeting, for the amount of EUR 59.12 million. The purchase of assets will be financed with funds from the issue of FAMUR Green Bonds. The company issued them in 2021, acquiring PLN 400 million. These funds are intended for investments related to the sustainable development of the FAMUR Group, especially for financing of the development, purchase, construction and operation of investments, which on the basis of and in accordance with the Green Bond Framework, will be classified as the so-called green projects.