OUR VISION IS TO BUILD A SUSTAINABLE WORLD FOR THE NEXT GENERATIONS
We want to become the global leader of sustainable products using our compressed air engine, through a combination of innovative technologies, minimalistic design, and affordability for the end-user.
To help the environment, we strive to make sustainable energy solutions accessible to all.
We understand the current environmental crisis and the contribution of the energy industry to that, and we believe that we can be the company that can make a change.
What do we do exactly?
MDI is a Luxembourg based company that develops the compressed air technology for both mobility and energy storage industries and sells licenses to manufacturers.
MDI is developing an innovative production concept: small units spread across the globe enabling the required integration of functions and research.
FOUNDER and VISIONARY
Mechanical engineer, Mr. Nègre focussed principally on increasing the power of engines and on the rotary distribution. A visionary with dexterity and ingenuity out of the ordinary, his interest in sustainable mobility pushed him to build an engine using compressed air
Guy’s wife, his son, his whole family and the MDI team are keen to realize his project: see the air-powered cars drive the roads very soon.
" As a trained mechanical engineer, after several years of experience in the computation center of Bugatti, Italy, I joined my father in 1994 to head the R & D center of the MDI group. I have taken over his role since Guy’s demise in late 2014. Since then,I have assumed the responsibility of the management of our young and motivated team, the management of the MDI group, and all the ongoing partnerships. "
Cyril Nègre. CEO of MDI Group & Director of MDI SA
MDI SA owns and manages the intellectual property of MDI research and technology. And so, the principal activity of MDI is to sell operating and manufacturing rights and licenses to investors, partners or other companies.
The production and the distribution of innovative products is not currently part of MDI activities. But whether it is a mobility product or energy storage product license, MDI transfers the know-how, the training and the tools guiding them in for the concerned manufacturing process. The licensees will be able to produce, sell and deliver the products on the side, region or country according to the geographical terms set by the license as well as the laws and regulations of the area where it operates.
The number of deals, closed or in process, is increasing. Tata Motors, for example, bought all the licenses of MDI for the whole India and so no one can operate or buy any license in India no more. There are still many negotiation opportunities throughout the world for licenses and partnerships with MDI.
Availability of licenses
Through its licensees, MDI continues to forge itself a truly international presence.
As regards the current state of license distribution, there are four potential scenarios:
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The opposite of the classic approach to car manufacturing and its centralization of vast production factories.
MDI has developed numerous small production facilities across 5 continents. There are multiple advantages to this concept:
80% of the vehicle is built in site
A central MDI purchasing office for the suppliers of the remaining 20%
A lower import tax as a result and no currency fees
Wealth generation which remains in the producing country and a revenue share
A larger workforce
Lower logistics levels and management costs
Smaller built-up areas and land
Lower CO2 and pollution emissions caused by the transport of finished vehicles and raw materials