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Arrival – Project Next Generation Drive Unit

The Future of Robotic Manufacturing

The project will produce a blueprint of the robotic manufacturing concept for Arrival’s Electric Drive Unit and will demonstrate the viability of both concept and business case with a full-scale operational unit. This will result in the ability to have modular integration of the Electric Drive Unit alongside the vans’ assembly micro-factory. The consortium is formed of four UK-based partners who bring expertise spanning multiple disciplines to deliver the project: Arrival, Romax Technology, Versustek and the University of Bradford.

Creating the future of flexible manufacturing

Project Highlights 

  • The development and demonstration of a new robotic manufacturing concept for Arrival’s Electric Drive Unit using data-driven, smart and connected technology for the modular integration within ARRIVAL’s van micro-factory. 
  • Project aimed to reduce capital investment in van production while providing flexibility and effectiveness. 
  • £3 million awarded.   

Project Consortium 

  • Romax Technology Ltd 
  • Versustek Ltd 
  • University of Bradford 

* The project has subsequently closed due to a change in scope. 

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