TORQAMP started as an innovative spin-off from the technical and automotive University of Eindhoven in the Netherlands. 4 years of development resulted in the newest innovation in the automotive aftermarket, the TORQAMP. Being worldwide the first electric turbo in the automotive aftermarket, the TORQAMP is worldwide the most innovative product available in motorsports.
Seen the market potential of the TORQAMP, and the disrupting effect it will have on the complete automotive sector and especially on the performance and race industry, we decided NOT to enter the market sooner than when we proved ourselves to have a product that would not break down, be easy to produce and scale up and that would only amaze our customers in the most positive way.
The TORQAMP is so innovative that even though we are already several years in the market, presented our product at the SEMA show several times and even though we have many third party reviews, customers and professionals still think it is too good to be true.
Our mission is to get a TORQAMP in the vehicle of every car enthusiast or on the engine of any combustion engine enthusiast. But it is not only about performance increase and motorsports. We have green ambitions which involve Diesel engines, and hydrogen.
With the TORQAMP we have the ambition to make every Diesel in the world cleaner. With the TORQAMP soot emissions can be reduced dramatically. With our other technologies we can also reduce nitrous oxides resulting in clean Diesels that facilitate a clean transition period towards a cleaner world.
Next to our green combustion ambitions, we will disrupt the Hydrogen fuel cell market. When applying the TORQAMP on fuel cells, the hydrogen consumption is decreased and the energy output is increased resulting in a higher efficiency. As the TORQAMP is not lubricated with oil, and the motor is running externally from the compression area, there is no chance for oil contamination. Thanks to the centrifugal compression principle, high efficiencies can be achieved. But there is more, the TORQAMP makes fuel cells not only more efficient, but also more affordable. Air compressors designed for fuel cell applications, are currently one of the more expensive components for these setups. With its very competitive price, the TORQAMP facilitates the affordability of fuel cell systems, allowing these systems to expand and grow in the market.
The TORQAMP founders and developers are Daniël Hilgersom a.k.a. “The Professor” and Jelke Hoekstra a.k.a. “The Dude”.
Daniël and Jelke are both inspired by science, combining existing markets and products into new products and market opportunities, innovative products and alternative organizations and by being different without wanting to be different.
Daniël is a genius regarding electronics, applied physics and math. Daniël is responsible for the theoretical calculations behind the TORQAMP, the design of the electronics and the integration with modern vehicles. Daniël has a bachelor degree in Electronics and a masters degree automotive technology which he received at the Eindhoven University of Technology.
Jelke is responsible for the mechanical design of the TORQAMP, the optimization for series production and supplier selection. Jelke has a bachelor degree in mechanical engineering and a masters degree in entrepreneurship and new business venturing which he received at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University.