CREATING TOMORROWS' ENERGY TODAY
Sustainable, portable, clean green energy systems.
We create tomorrows energy today, by designing portable, powerful & sustainable energy systems for future generations.
We aim to be Christchurch's (And New Zealand’s) leading 'Employer of Choice', and a global player, that collaborates with our customers and partners to supply clean, sustainable
Electronic Energy Devices to improve the reliability, longevity, and safety of our key markets.
We collaborate with our local and global partners to design and build new energy solutions that solve the world's energy challenges.
Whether your needs are simple or complex, our team of commercial and engineering professionals has the expertise and experience to create and design long-lasting stored and portable energy-based solutions for all problems and situations.
ELECTRICAL ENERGY DEVICES POWERED BY CARBON BASED HYBRID POWER CAPACITORS
We have designed and created a range of innovative Electrical Energy Devices that deliver reliable, clean-green energy to our humanitarian, emergency response, and telecommunications customer base.
Key to this is the application of carbon-based hybrid power capacitors and dedicated software to provide bespoke solutions to meet the needs of our user base.
If you want to know more please contact our team at HIKO Unlimited today for information about our services and to discuss how we can apply our technical and electronics expertise to meet your needs.
Visit our contact page for more details.
HIKO Unlimited is comprised of a group of business, electrical and engineering specialists who focus on designing & building creative solutions for complex portable energy projects.
Founded in 2019, we’ve accomplished much success researching and developing new product solutions tailored for the humanitarian, communications, and emergency services sectors.
We strive for best-in-class innovation and work closely with our clients to deliver tailor-made solutions that meet their current & future needs.
OUR STORY SO FAR
How we created a new pathway to the future
HIKO Unlimited came about in 2019 when co-founder Garry Parker was approached by a humanitarian & emergency response client to investigate building a portable power system for their land mobile radio (LMR) telecommunications systems able to be deployed into remote locations quickly and safely yet be extremely robust and relatively light.
Current battery technologies such as those based on nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) or lithium present safety concerns especially when required to be transported by air.
International CAA aeronautical rules state that both lithium-ion and lithium metal batteries are considered Dangerous Goods when transported this way, and this prohibition coupled with the need for rapid-charging capability once on site led to the next step on the HIKO portable power system journey.
In addressing this challenge, Garry and technical expert & co-founder, Tony Martin set about conceptualizing something new that would not only meet the clients' requirements but also fit into a compact, light & strong suitcase size container.
It would also feature higher power ratios, an extended run-time over existing chemical-based batteries, operate at more extreme temperature conditions, charge and re-charge at faster rates than incumbent technologies, and be air-safe.
Most of all it would need to be environmentally sustainable and able to be disposed of more easily than traditional chemical batteries.
Along with fellow co-founders, Don Purdon and Michael Durie, the team worked on a plan to build and test an EED (Electronic Energy Device) - a portable energy product with battery-like capabilities but distinct enough to overcome the limitations of lithium-ion batteries. Fundamental to its design was the incorporation of carbon-based hybrid power-capacitors that provide the benefits of lithium-ion with the power discharge capabilities of super-capacitors.
During this early developmental stage, HIKO Unlimited was incorporated and the team commenced working with undergraduate student engineers from the University of Canterbury, supported by the Callaghan Innovation agency.
As an aside, the name HIKO Unlimited was chosen as it represents the Maori word for ‘electricity’ or ‘spark’ that coupled with a desire to create unlimited and sustainable power solutions for future generations, perfectly encapsulates the four co-founders’ aspirations for a game-changing global business. This purpose is further summarized within the company tagline:
‘Building a Better World by
Creating Tomorrows’ Energy Today’.
Over six months commencing early 2020, the HIKO and University teams worked together to design, create, source and build a working EED prototype suitable for ‘proof of concept’ with the client. This step provided logistical challenges not helped by the effects of COVID-19 and intermittent community lockdowns.
Work continues on the next phase of the EED product range with enhanced product testing underway, alongside a new undergraduate team from UC with the company working on product and market applications, both domestic and international.
Ko te pae tawhiti, whāia kia tata,
Ko te pae tata, whakamaua kia tina.
Seek out distant horizons, and cherish those you attain.
MEET OUR PARTNERS
Since establishment, HIKO Unlimited has reached out to a variety of local government agencies
and international and local suppliers to help us with our new product development projects.
Our goal is to seek out and collaborate with technical and sustainability leaders, research
and development specialists and especially organisations that hold similar ethical standards
and values as our own.
Take a look at a few of our partners below.
THE UNIVERSITY OF CANTERBURY, CENTRE OF ENGINEERING
The University of Canterbury engineering team has been a close collaborator with HIKO on our Research & Development for the EED range of products. We have engaged with their under-graduate students towards completion of prototype versions of the EED and tapped into their vast resource base of academics and electrical & engineering student talent pool.
TL PARKER LTD
TL Parker is one of New Zealand's leading Land Mobile Radio and mobile telecommunications specialists and has worked closely with the HIKO team on technical and commercial development.
Established in 1968 TL Parker has grown to be Motorola's Largest Platinum Dealer and market leader within the NZ Two Way Radio industry and is applying this extensive experience to assisting HIKO to refine our product mix.
New Zealand's innovation agency, Callaghan Innovation has supported the HIKO team with advice, resources and assistance along our pathway to early-stage product completion and launch.
With more than 100 years of combined business experience.
We take pride in our technological culture, which enables us to achieve great things together every day.
Whether we’re undertaking new projects or working in new sectors, we adhere to the highest industry
and environmental standards.
Executive Chairman – Business Strategy
Governance: Funding and investment; Shareholder communication; Strategy: Finance.
Director – Product Lead
Design: Research and Development: Product Development: Operations: Cashflow Projections: HR.
MICHAEL K DURIE
Director – Sales & Marketing Lead
Marketing: Brand: Sales: Business Communication: Market Research & Insights: CRM.
Director – Technical & Operations Lead
Design: Operations: Assembly: Supply chain: Logistics.
COLLABORATE WITH US
HIKO Unlimited invites you to contact us anytime to discuss how we can collaborate with your team on next-gen stored energy solutions powered by our unique range of carbon-based hybrid super-capacitors. For each project, we work carefully to stay within budget while providing maximum value for our clients and their needs.
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