When KEBA presented its first prototype of a charging station for electric vehicles ten years ago, electric mobility was just a niche technology. “With charging stations for environmentally friendly traffic we have created a promising field for our future,” KEBA CEO Gerhard Luftensteiner remarked back then. 600 of these charging stations were installed within the first two years, mostly in the domestic markets of Austria and Germany.
Due to exponential growth in this business area, 35,000 charging stations were sold and shipped in the last fiscal year (April 2017 to March 2018). The 600 power charging stations in the beginning have now become approx. 6,000 stations produced per month and the number of employees in this business area has risen accordingly.
Ever since the home charging station was introduced in 2012, which replaced the first KeContact flex charging stations, 100,000 of these stations have now been sold worldwide! The anniversary wall box was delivered to KEBA’s customer Clever in Sweden, an electric mobility provider that has made a name for itself mainly due to its business model and holistic approach in the industry.
Andreas Plotz, Executive Sales for Electric Mobility at KEBA: *“We are very happy that our 100,000th wall box went to Clever in Sweden and that we can now celebrate this special milestone and our business relationship with Clever. Outside of our core markets and in the field of electric mobility, Scandinavian countries are our most important sales market and are taking a pioneering role.” *
Fredrik Nordin adds: “The high quality and reliability of KEBA charging stations have impressed us time and time again. We are proud to have installed the 100,000th wall box for one of our customers here in Sweden."
Anne Petersson, Product Manager at Clever Sweden and Nina Lang, Marketing Communications KEBA
Trade Fair “ZANDER TRIFFT...” in the VELTINS Arena
In a location where normally top-class football teams or legendary music bands inspire thousands of people, the Zander Group invites you to a trade fair event of a special kind. KEBA will be presenting new products from the world of electric mobility from 22 to 23 March in one of the world's largest football stadiums - the VELTINS Arena in Gelsenkirchen.
New test center for wall boxes at KEBA in Linz
Yesterday KEBA opened a new test center for large installations of wall boxes in the garage of the company’s headquarters in Linz (Austria). With the ever increasing spread of load management and the loading of electric vehicles in a master-slave-network (e.g. as a fleet solution in car parks or residential buildings), it is essential for KEBA to test features, simulate the behavior of its wall boxes in controlled charging processes and thus to permanently ensure product quality.
In the new test center, KEBA’s quality assurance team can thoroughly test up to 15 electric vehicles, replicate errors from field installations and gain valuable insights for ongoing and further developments. The lively exchange and close networking with the in-house service, product management and development department ensures the high quality of the wall boxes.
KEBA wallbox at Shell gas stations
Thanks to our sales partner and electric mobility provider EVSE in Australia, KEBA KeContact P30 wall boxes can now also be found at Shell filling stations. This is accelerating the expansion of electromobility.