Specialists in Power Electronics

Astrolkwx provides power electronics solutions and supplies A-brand PE components. Our electrotechnical knowledge, application knowledge and support from the brands we represent enable us to advise our customers and provide the best possible solution for any specific application. In addition to standard catalogue products from top suppliers, our strength is in co-creating customer specific solutions. How we distinguish ourselves from the competition? Our specialist knowledge of power electronics combined with going that extra mile for every customer.

Mission statement 

With our knowledge, solutions and components for power electronics we contribute to the electrification and sustainability of a variety of industries such as the maritime, railway, and power generation sector. 

Integrity, innovation, and collaboration are important values within Astrolkwx. This comes naturally to all of us, and it is the foundation of our company. Just as important, we believe that honesty is the key to long-term relationships with our customers and suppliers. Together we strive to make every project a success! 

Team Astrolkwx Rotterdam

Vision statement 

Developing a sustainable fossil-free society by applying Power Electronics

DC experience

With an extensive range of components for direct and alternating voltage, Astrolkwx provides solutions for power electronics related challenges. We specialize in co-creating customer specific solutions that find their application in DC networks.

Due to several innovations on this particular field our market position as innovative supplier and specialist in DC solutions will be further expanded throughout the years.

Catalogue products and customized solutions

In addition to catalogue products such as high-speed fuses, diodes, GTOs, IGBTs, IGCTs and other semiconductors we excel in co-creating customized solutions. These can be custom components such as heatsinks, high power resistors, (liquid cooled) rectifiers or solid-state AC and DC breakers. In consultation with the customer, our specialists advise the right solution and based on the requested specifications we proceed to design and production.

The in-depth technical experience in combination with our strong and extensive network enables us to provide our customers with customized solutions in almost every area of ​​power electronics. Our products and solutions mainly find their application in the maritime, industrial and transport sector.

History / Timeline

  • 2002 KWx was founded by Joop van Essen and Michel Paardekoper
  • 2003 The ABB divisions, Measurement instruments, Calibration laboratory and Power Electronics were acquired
  • 2007 Hans Segers appointed as Managing Director
  • 2014 KWx moved to newly built office and warehouse at the Aston Martinlaan 41 in Oud Beijerland
  • 2015 Hanzestrohm acquired KWx
  • 2017 Hans Segers retired
  • 2019 Jeroen Visser appointed as Managing Director
  • 2019 DNV-GL certification of the range of 0.5 kA – 3 kA 1kV DC breaker switches
  • 2023 KWx Power Electronics was acquired by Astrol Electronic AG
  • 2023 KWx became Astrolkwx

Industry associations and committees

Astrolkwx is a member of several organisations and committees. This enables us to maintain our networks while keeping abreast of guidelines, legislation, regulations and market developments. As a result, employees are up to date with market trends and are agile to respond to changes. This leads to service and consultancy optimization.

We participate in the following organizations:

Sustainability and our social responsibility

We are convinced that we need to constantly improve and strengthen our sustainability strategy. However, we cannot do this alone. That’s why we involve our stakeholders and experts in the search for sustainable solutions. For us, sustainability is a comprehensive concept that requires an integral approach. The important pillars that uphold our ambition are:

  • Minimising our impact on the environment;
  • Cooperation in the chain with an eye for people and the environment;
  • Sustainable employability, vitality and development of our employees;
  • Attention for the society around us.

Together with partners, Astrolkwx strives to lead the energy transition. We do this, for example, with innovations that contribute to a more sustainable maritime industry. We also play a role in the development of the charging infrastructure for electric vehicles.

Astrolkwx offers internships and actively shares knowledge about controlling and reducing potential hazards in electrical installations and focusses on sustainability in the maritime, energy generation and transportation industries.