Futuricum – an electrifying market for electric commercial vehicles
Futuricum is a trademark of Designwerk Products AG for electric commercial vehicles. The brand originates from a lighthouse project carried out by the parent company Designwerk Technologies GmbH, which aimed to develop and construct economical and ecological 26-tonne electric trucks.
The development results achieved due to the support of the Federal Office for Energy, industry and technical university partners and based on existing know-how, are incorporated in Designwerk Products AG. This ensures serial production of the vehicles. The company’s core competencies also make the electrification of a wide variety of vehicle superstructures and conversions possible. Futuricum can therefore offer individual solutions in the logistics fields of recycling, distribution, intralogistics, construction, agriculture, forestry and other transportation.
The brand is a homage to the original Zurich pioneers in vehicle construction at Turicum. With this comes a promise for the future and an commitment to Swiss industrial production. The traditional Winterthur company location on the former Peter production site is evidence of this.
Designwerk Products AG is the successor of the Designwerk subsidiary and electric truck producer Futuricum AG, which was founded in 2017. Since 2019, the company has taken over series production of all products of the parent company Designwerk Technologies GmbH and now operates under its name and brand.
The company’s production programme includes Futuricum brand electric trucks, mobile rapid chargers, modular battery systems for electric vehicles and airport equipment. The first fully electric refuse collection vehicles on Swiss roads is one of these electric trucks. The Designwerk chargers are popular among European vehicle manufacturers. With its modular traction batteries, the company also enables small and medium-sized vehicle manufacturers to make a successful transition to electric mobility. To do all of this, the company relies on a can-do attitude and reliable, sustainable Swiss quality.