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The new Fischer Panda 5kW shaft drive
The new Fischer Panda 5kW shaft drive

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METSTRADE 2022: Fischer Panda UK Announces the Launch of a new 5kW Shaft Drive and ePanda Series 8.0

METSTRADE, Amsterdam: 15-17 November 2022 – Stand 02.509

Fischer Panda UK has announced that the new ePanda Series 8.0, comprising a new 5kW electric shaft drive, will make its world debut at METSTRADE 2022. This latest advancement in smart electric power technology from German manufacturer Fischer Panda has been developed in response to strong demand for complete power solutions for low-powered recreational craft.

Comprising the ePanda Drive, the ePanda Power Unit and the ePanda Control Unit, the ePanda Series 8.0 will be the first product to hit the recreational marine market and includes the newly developed 5 kW shaft drive. The air-cooled drive, which forms a fixed unit with the inverter, is brushless, sensorless and features permanent magnet technology. This makes it a low-maintenance, extremely efficient drive, weighing only 22 kg.

“Fischer Panda has been producing highly robust, commercially graded electric motors for over 20 years, which are widely considered as the best in the market, “said Chris Fower, Sales & Marketing Director at Fischer Panda UK.” “In response to the growing demand for complete electric solutions from recreation boat builders, the new ePanda series is derived from these many years of experience and will be a driver of future technology in this arena.”

Fischer Panda UK offers ready-to-install solutions supported by a range of battery management systems from well-known brands such as Mastervolt, which specifically support the requirements of the UK marine market.

The new 5kW shaft drive for 48V systems will be shown alongside the ePanda Series 8.0 for the first time on the Fischer Panda stand 02.509 at METSTRADE in Amsterdam, which takes place from 15 to 17 November 2022.

Visit for more information about Fischer Panda UK’s range of marine power solutions and other products.


Notes for Editors:

If you would like to arrange a meeting with Chris Fower, Sales & Marketing Director at METSTRADE, to discuss the introduction of the new ePanda Series 8.0 and 5kW shaft drive, please contact Karen Bartlett, Saltwater Stone,

Media Contacts

Fischer Panda
Chris Fower
+44 (0)1202 820840

Saltwater Stone
Karen Bartlett
+44 (0) 1202 669244

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About Fischer Panda UK

Fischer Panda UK Ltd offers full-system design capability, servicing, and aftercare as a leading distributor of diesel generators, air-conditioning systems, hybrid electric solutions and integrated mobile power solutions for a variety of commercial and specialist application vehicles.

Renowned worldwide as innovative, reliable and extremely quiet, the extensive Fischer Panda range of compact diesel generators includes its next generation highly efficient and powerful variable speed iSeries-Generators. Other world-class products from Fischer Panda UK include mobile power solutions working as the sole UK automotive distributor for Mastervolt and a wide range of refrigeration and air conditioning solutions as the UK exclusive distributor for Autoclima.

Fischer Panda UK was among the first companies to achieve ISO UKAS 9000:2015 accreditation and operates from a purpose-built 9,000 sq. ft facility in Verwood, Dorset.

Active in the military and automotive sectors, the company works with UK MOD and other military units around the world providing solutions for specialist vehicle and land-based applications. Two-thirds of Formula 1 mobile truck units install Fischer Panda generators, as do the BBC, Sky and many other mobile broadcasting vehicles.

Operating since 1977, Fischer Panda GmbH is headquartered in Paderborn, Germany. The Fischer Panda team covers more than 500 technicians and partners in over 90 countries worldwide.


Karen Bartlett

Karen Bartlett

PR Account Director PR & Communications +44 (0) 1202 669244

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