Motor Development Contract Signed with H55

Equipmake Holdings PLC
15 January 2024

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15 January 2024 

Equipmake Holdings plc

("Equipmake" or the "Company") 


Motor Development Contract Signed with H55


Equipmake, the UK-based engineering specialist pioneering the development and production of electrification products across the automotive, aerospace, bus, coach and off-highway industries, is pleased to announce that the Company has secured a contract for the next phase of its electric motor development contract with H55, a leading electric aerospace propulsion company, as envisaged in the collaboration agreement announced on 26 June 2023.



·    Initial contract for a total of approximately £715,000 for the development of an electric motor, based on H55 specifications.

·    H55 intends to initially commercialise a 100kW fully certified Electric Propulsion System for its customer project with BRM AERO, on a two-seater electric trainer, the Bristell B23 Energic aircraft, with Equipmake providing the motor and H55 the certified motor controller.

·    Contract follows an initial development and test phase of Equipmake's lightweight, power dense, high-performance state-of-the art electric motors specifically designed for electric aircraft.

·    Certification is planned for the end of 2024 with production expected to commence in 2025.

·    The contract sets out that £315,000 of work will be deliverable by the end of May 2024, with the balance delivered by the end of the calendar year.


Commenting on the Agreement, Ian Foley, CEO, Equipmake said: "I am delighted to see that our collaboration efforts with H55 - one of the world's leading electric aerospace propulsion companies - is coming to fruition with this contract. This is another validation of our strategy of leveraging our core IP in new markets via collaboration with leading strategic partners.


"The BRM Aero Project is a fantastic enterprise to be involved with, and one which combines both pioneering engineering and industry leading design to accomplish this highly advanced electric two-seater aircraft.  It is a testament to the quality and innovation of our core IP to be a part of this project and we look forward to a constructive and mutually beneficial partnership with H55 in the future."



For further information, please contact: 



Ian Foley, Founder and CEO 

Steven McGillivray, CFO 


Via St Brides Partners  

Panmure Gordon (Corporate Adviser & Joint Broker) 

James Sinclair-Ford / Freddie Twist

Hugh Rich / Sam Elder


VSA Capital Limited (Joint Broker) 

Simon Barton / Simba Khatai / Alex Cabral



Tel: +44 (0) 20 7886 2500 





Tel: +44 (0) 20 3005 5000 

St Brides Partners (Financial PR Adviser)  

Susie Geliher / Paul Dulieu 


Tel: +44 (0) 20 7236 1177 


About Equipmake

Equipmake is the UK-based engineering specialist pioneering the development and production of electrification products to meet the needs of the automotive, aerospace and other sectors in support of the transition from conventional fossil-fuelled to zero-emission powertrains.


Equipmake is a leader in ultra-high performance electric motors and complete EV drivetrains and ultra-fast power electronic systems. As well as developing proprietary technology - such as an ultra-compact, lightweight high performance spoke motor - it also offers industry-leading EV consultancy.


Equipmake has developed a vertically integrated solution providing fully bespoke solutions.  The Company has built a significant pipeline of opportunities, as demand for electric vehicles increases as part of the global decarbonisation movement.


About H55

H55 is the leading provider of electric propulsion solutions and battery pack systems. The Swiss based company is the technological spin-off of Solar Impulse, the first electric airplane to fly around the world, breaking 14 world records in distance, altitude, and duration. With 19 years of experience, and having built and flown 4 electric planes, the H55 team is able to solve and provide solutions to the complex challenges of certification and aircraft integration. H55 is the first and only company with a certified design and production organization (EASA/FOCA) and the company's modular systems, which have proven itself in real flight conditions, can be integrated in different types of aircraft and configurations. 



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