About us

AEM is an internationally recognised designer and manufacturer of electric motors and powertrain systems, with customers all over the world.

Our Mission

AEM will design and build the most sustainable electric motors on the planet, supplying them around the globe from our facilities in the UK.

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Our Vision

Electrification is key to addressing climate change only if the technologies developed are more sustainable to manufacture, use and recycle than those they replace.

AEM will utilise our partnerships and expertise in materials, manufacturing and design to ensure every product we develop delivers a more cost effective, higher performing and greener solution for all our target sectors.

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Our Journey

Cool Timeline

March 1

AEM spun out from Newcastle University

April 18

First Innovate UK grant secured and lease signed on 300m² factory

July 3

Seed funding round completed and first commercial contract secured

January 1

EU SME Instrument Phase 1 funding secured

February 5

Additional IP secured from Newcastle University

July 2

First pre-production HDSRM traction motor produced

August 8

Set world-record holding flight with Airbus

November 5

£978k Innovate UK soft loan secured to allow manufacturing scale-up

February 4

Moved to new 1200m² facility with space to manufacture up to 50,000 motors per year

March 4

Awarded £2.9M of grants by Innovate UK, working with Bentley Motors and CNHI

April 1

First major HDSRM300 order for Tevva Motors ReX Truck

November 4

Won The Engineer magazine’s automotive and overall Grand Prix awards for ‘game changing’ HDSRM

November 11

AEM achieved ISO 9001 certification

December 2

Completed Series A investment round, securing £5M in funding

June 8

AEM’s first Export order leaves the factory for a new customer in South America

August 5

Awarded Innovate UK funding with Bentley Motors to integrate SSRD into an E-Axle with Project OCTOPUS

February 19

Awarded Innovate UK funding with HyProMag to use recycled rare earth magnets in ancillary motors with Project RaRE

April 22

Launch of the HDSRM150 motor for SAF HOLLAND

August 27

Launch of the TRT-e vehicle with Unipart Rail

November 10

Presented at COP26 in Glasgow on Novel Electrification through Advanced Sustainable Technologies

Our team

James Widmer

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Andy Steven

Co-Founder and Chief Technical Officer

Mike O’Neill

Chief Operating Officer

Mike Woodcock

Chief Commercial Officer

Claire Burgess

Chief Financial Officer

Steven Simmonds

Product Development Director

Andrew Woods

Business Development Director

Sheena Shields

Chief of Staff