Electromechaneics and electromechansics are inextricably linked in the US.
In the US, the electromechaneic industry has grown to include over 1,000 manufacturers and suppliers, which make products ranging from sensors to systems to power systems.
But as the country grapples with the rise of electric cars and other clean energy sources, the number of electromechanesics-related jobs has also been on the decline.
But with the emergence of a more affordable technology, the industry is working to expand its presence in the United States, as well.
As more Americans invest in home energy systems, companies like Ametek are stepping in to help with their cost-savings.
Ametetek, a subsidiary of German engineering giant Siemens AG, has been a key player in the industry, bringing to market the first commercial system for electric cars, the Ametech Electromotive Power System, or AMPES.
It now operates in nine states.
With the help of $150 million in funding from the US Department of Energy, the company is building a $1 billion factory in Fremont, California, where it will produce the systems that power electric cars.
“We want to make these systems affordable, and make them accessible to people across the country,” said Kevin Stromberg, president and CEO of Ametak.
“This is a major opportunity for us to build on our success in the U.S. and globally.”
The company says it will start manufacturing AMPERS in 2019 and it plans to build additional factories in the coming years to support expansion.
Stromberg said the technology will be widely available in 2020, allowing the company to expand into new markets.
The AMPESS system will be used in the Toyota Prius hybrid and Toyota Highlander SUVs.
The company has been developing the system since the late 1980s and it’s one of the fastest-growing industries in the world, growing from $2 billion in sales in 2015 to $15 billion last year.
Ammetek is currently building the system for the Toyota Highlander, a midsize sedan with a 6.7-liter engine.
Strimberg said that Ammetes systems are used in over 500,000 vehicles worldwide, making them one of Ammet’s most popular product lines.
“It is a testament to our ability to develop products and make a profit that we are able to do so in such a small market, with so many of our products,” Stromberger said.
Amemetek said it plans on expanding the AmPERS range in 2020 and will be adding more products to the system, which includes the Toyota Tundra Hybrid, the Toyota Camry Hybrid, and the Toyota Avalon Hybrid.
Stromeberg said the company will be investing in expanding the business in other ways, including expanding its presence at the Tesla Gigafactory.
Am Metek also has a partnership with electric car manufacturer Daimler AG to sell AMPEC systems, which it is using to help lower the cost of electric vehicles.
“The Daimle group is one of many suppliers and manufacturers in the AMETEC industry,” Stromeberger said, referring to the German automaker.
“Daimler has been working with us for many years, and we are working with them to help make AMETEMechanik’s products even more affordable.”