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Drivetrain Excellence – The power that connects

Efficiency is our drive

With our core competence in drive systems and technologies, we pursue the same goal worldwide: maximum efficiency. For over 150 years of excellence, we have been pursuing the system concept, the perfect interaction of all components. This includes our customers, whom we support with personal service around the world – because being successful together is and has always been our driving force.

For us, drivetrain excellence means integration. We always have the "and" in mind, because only the perfect interaction of all components in the drivetrain meets our requirements. This system concept combines efficiency with performance, current and future applications, as well as individual customer requirements with suitable solutions. We achieve this through unparalleled proximity to our customers. With our innovative solutions and services, we help them to achieve their ambitious goals. Thanks to our holistic expertise in all aspects of the drivetrain, users of our technologies can rely on our comprehensive consulting expertise – from the mechanical solution to its logical extension in the digital world.

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Enabler of the global mobility revolution

Mobility drives us. As a technology partner and enabler, we make energy-efficient mobility possible for people and goods. With our drive technologies, we are already fit for the future, and a large number of our solutions and systems are already designed for alternative drives, digitalization and maximum efficiency. We always combine innovative technologies with maximum safety, and accompany operators and manufacturers on the road to resource-saving mobility.

We supply innovative technologies and mobility concepts to accommodate the continuing global population growth and urbanization. At the same time, the major issues of the present are driving us forward, above all climate change, which requires us to develop drive technologies that conserve resources and are future-proof. Based on more than 150 years of experience in power transmission, we have developed an unparalleled understanding of the entire drivetrain. This comprehensive expertise allows us to develop system and service offerings that are precisely tailored to the needs of our customers. As a reliable partner with a product portfolio that is ready for the future today – with alternative drives as well as powerful automation and digitalization solutions – we open up new paths for our customers and provide stability in the mobility revolution.

Mobility Growth
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Growing mobility needs visions

The world is moving faster and faster. Today's global challenges will determine tomorrow's mobility, as the continuing population growth increases the need for new mobility concepts in megacities as well as in freight transport. In this upheaval, we see ourselves as a driver of innovation and a companion to our customers.

The global trend towards urbanization continues to drive mobility growth and poses new challenges for both operators and manufacturers in the mobility sector. Thanks to our comprehensive drive expertise, we are very familiar with the requirements of our customers. They are our incentive to develop pioneering products and scalable solutions. We accompany our customers along this path and offer innovative drive technologies and concepts to meet the demand for greater efficiency and sustainability in public transport and freight transport. These range from electrical solutions such as the Voith Electrical Drive System and the electric Voith Schneider Propeller to innovative automation solutions such as the Voith CargoFlex automatic coupler, which is revolutionizing freight transport with fully automatic coupling and uncoupling.

Alternative Drives
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Alternative drives are without alternative

Our core competency lies in the drivetrain. We complement our existing portfolio with innovative drive solutions from the fields of electrification and hydrogen, enabling customers to build on our many years of expertise, depending on their requirements and application.

Alternative, sustainable drives determine the discourse of the present and the technologies of the future. The result is already today an unprecedented variety of drive solutions. We meet these customer demands with a portfolio geared towards alternative drives. Electrical systems solutions such as the Voith Electrical Drive System for commercial vehicles support the decarbonization of local public transport in cities. With the electric Voith Schneider Propeller, we also apply our expertise to the driveline of ships. Advances in storage technology are also gradually turning the vision of emissions-free, long-distance freight transport on the road into reality. High-performance hybrid solutions ensure stability and continuity in the technological change. We accompany this period of change as a constant partner to our customers and create potential for an uncomplicated transition to more sustainable technologies with forward-looking products.

Climate Protection Partnership
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Together to the climate goal

A constant and reliable partner in the present, a pioneer for the future: With our portfolio of alternative, sustainable drive solutions, we at Voith, together with our customers, are driving forward the resource-saving mobility of tomorrow. Our common goal: to significantly reduce emissions in mobility.

One of the most important topics of the present is climate change. On our more than 150-year journey, we have always combined innovation and ecological awareness – clean energy from hydropower, and paper production from renewable raw materials. As a reliable partner in the mobility sector, we drive forward key technologies of the future with our drive technology and actively promote the development of innovative solutions for resource-saving transport. In this way, we help manufacturers, operators, large cities and local authorities to achieve their climate targets and jointly contribute to cleaner mobility.

Digital Added Value
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Drive excellence goes online

We are responding to the changes in the mobility sector with digital solutions to enable significant efficiency gains for operators and manufacturers. We combine more than one and a half centuries of experience in the manufacturing of drive technologies with digital innovations to offer our customers decisive advantages in the global mobility revolution.

Data-based systems offer operators new potential for increasing efficiency in fleet management. As a supplier of systems along the entire drivetrain, we create the perfect symbiosis between physical components and digital applications. The existing product base enables continuous data generation. For example, the condition of couplings in rail freight traffic can be monitored in real time and evaluated in the cloud, enabling more targeted decisions to be made regarding maintenance, repair and replacement. The result: maximum availability, resource-saving vehicle operation and safe transport of people and goods around the world.

The Human Factor
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Technology is human

As an innovation driver and technology leader, we appreciate the human factor. The dynamic transformation of industries requires collaborative and trusting relationships. With our global network of qualified service employees and the latest digital tools and communication channels, we always provide our customers with the right service – anytime and anywhere.

The ideal service partner is intensively familiar with the goals, requirements and challenges of its customers. Through new sales and service models, we support our customers 24 hours a day, seven days a week. By using the latest technologies, the right contact person is always available. As a result, spare parts can be supplied with unprecedented speed of response, and customer-specific service solutions can be implemented. "Our Service – Part of Your Business" is not an empty phrase for us, but an integral part of our philosophy – yesterday, today and tomorrow.

Drive New Ways

Enabler of the global mobility revolution

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Drive Efficient Industries

Stability in times of change

We are the technology partner and enabler for our customers in the engine room of the global economy. Whether power transmission in power plants, transport of raw materials or drive of machine tools – we ensure the reliable drive of the global economy, together with our customers.

The worldwide population growth and the increasing demand for mobility influence industrial applications. Future-oriented technologies, such as battery technology, require special raw materials in order to function optimally. Our trend-setting and future-oriented solutions for various industries combine robustness with safety and digital potential. In doing so, we are always a partner to our customers and enable them to switch to even more efficient drive technologies based on our many years of experience in drivetrain applications. In this way, we support the transformation of industries and ensure the competitiveness of our customers in the future by combining stability and agility with continuous innovation.

Flexible Industry
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Mastering transformation with innovation

Partner and enabler for the future: With our mechanical and electrical solutions, we enable established industrial sectors to expand their scope of action in the development of new technologies. With our sustainable drive solutions and innovative products, we strengthen the competitiveness of our customers in the future.

Global changes, key innovations such as digitalization and electric drives are significantly changing our resource requirements and thus the demands on a wide range of industries. At the same time, the industry itself is subject to transformation, as modern components for machines and systems are also increasingly relying on alternative drives and automation. As a technology partner and innovation driver with many years of systems expertise in the drivetrain, we keep the engine room of the global economy running with forward-facing solutions. With innovative technologies, we ensure continuity in change and enable safe transport from the most remote mining areas to the transshipment centers of the global economy.

The Human Factor
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Drive Efficient Industries

Technology is human

As an innovation driver and technology leader, we appreciate the human factor. The dynamic transformation of industries requires collaborative and trusting relationships. With our global network of qualified service employees and the latest digital tools and communication channels, we always provide our customers with the right service – anytime and anywhere.

The ideal service partner is intensively familiar with the goals, requirements and challenges of its customers. Through new sales and service models, we support our customers 24 hours a day, seven days a week. By using the latest technologies, the right contact person is always available. As a result, spare parts can be supplied with unprecedented speed of response, and customer-specific service solutions can be implemented. "Our Service – Part of Your Business" is not an empty phrase for us, but an integral part of our philosophy – yesterday, today and tomorrow.

Digital Added Value
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Drive Efficient Industries

The full potential of digitalization

Our data-based solutions help to ensure the economy and stability of drive applications in industry. To this end, we combine many years of drivetrain expertise with proven digital innovations in order to continuously improve the competitiveness of our customers.

Digitalization in industry must find new answers to challenges and needs. In order to meet this change with the necessary efficiency and productivity while ensuring maximum security, artificial intelligence and the digital twin offer decisive added value. The reliability of machines and systems as well as the quality of produced goods can be ensured by making continuous dataflows intelligently usable. In this way, downtimes can be avoided and the productivity of plants and processes can be maximized. We always use the potential of digitalization in a targeted manner and combine it with our profound understanding of the different requirements of our customers. With more than 150 years of experience, we have comprehensive system knowledge in the drivetrain and combine customer proximity with scalable system solutions for maximum stability in digital transformation.

Drive Efficient Industries

Stability in times of change

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