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Pentheon: tools of the future

Unrestrained performance

Holmatro tools are designed to free people who are trapped in car wrecks. The new battery powered Pentheon marks the next step in the evolution: Unrestrained performance for your mission.

Finally, Lithium battery technology enabled a tool family without an external pump and hoses but with the hydraulics all integrated. The new Pentheon series means absolute freedom. Spark and Holmatro have given rise to a new generation of rescue tools, using this opportunity to upgrade the complete user experience with clever innovations.

Seamless alignment of design & engineering

Integration of new technology

Brand driven innovation

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Innovative features

Holmatro tools are about ‘mastering power’. This means innovations should empower the user. The stable carrying grip, the integrated lighting and the interchangeable battery platform are examples of this. Also, the information backbone allows the user to read diagnostic information directly from the tool.

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A first

The new carrying grip on the Pentheon models portrays Spark's multidisciplinary strength in materials science, manufacturing, design and usability. The grip is manufactured from plastic by gas injection moulding; a first for this type of product and this sector. This reduces the weight, enables it to bend and rebound when used in tight spaces and is more cost effective to produce. While plastic was regarded as inferior, we proved it to be more rugged than the aluminium grip.

Implementation

Having designers and engineers collaborating during the entire project is key for a successful design and fluent implementation into production. The Holmatro team did an amazing job in realising not one product, but already a line of 15 new Pentheon tools.

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Gold

As part of the integrated design approach, the new aesthetic design for the Pentheon series was created. Spark designer Diederik Augustijn: “The challenge was to empower the rescue worker with something that radiates its essence: an effective and strong tool”. Winning the IF Gold Award in 2022 beautifully underlines the value of the close collaboration between design & engineering.

"Thanks to the constant high-level styling and ergonomic design of the Sparkians, Holmatro managed to build a strong brand image that will last for years to come".  

Mattijn de Graaf

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Manager R&D Holmatro Group