Compleo expands into Austria
Compleo to cooperate with Austrian company KSW Elektro- und Industrieanlagenbau | Compleo continues its European expansion | Business development focus on gas stations, car dealerships and the tourism sector
Dortmund, January 21, 2021 | Compleo Charging Solutions AG, a leading provider of charging solutions for electric vehicles, is continuing its expansion course in Europe. After entering the Swiss market at the end of October 2020, the market entry in Austria now follows only a short time later. Thus, the greentech company now offers charging stations and solutions throughout the DACH region. This is made possible by a cooperation with KSW Elektro- und Industrieanlagenbau (KSW), one of the leading providers of gas station construction and industrial plant engineering in Central Europe with its headquarters in Feldkirch, Austria.
Georg Griesemann, Co-CEO of Compleo, sees the partnership as an important step for electromobility in Austria: “A nationwide charging station infrastructure is essential to ensuring the success of the mobility transition. Electromobility is on the rise and will continue to gain momentum through the expansion of charging stations. Thanks to the cooperation with KSW, we can now cover the needs for the development of a charging infrastructure in Austria.” “The number of electric cars in Austria is growing steadily. It is important to have enough charging stations to charge the vehicles. Together with Compleo, we can now continue to drive the change towards green technologies and focus on innovative charging solutions,” adds Patrick Rossmann, Head of E-Mobility at KSW Elektro- und Industrieanlagenbau.
The current market development in the European e-mobility sector continues to drive Compleo’s expansion plans. According to the Austrian Federal Association of Electric Mobility, the number of electric cars stood at 41,464 in November 2020. A good quarter of these (12,581) were new registrations in the first eleven months of 2020. This shows that the number of e-cars is increasing significantly, making the development of a nationwide charging infrastructure increasingly important. In addition, there is political tailwind from Vienna: Austria is maintaining its subsidy for e-vehicles, which was increased in the summer of 2020, in the private sector this year as well. Since the beginning of 2021, subsidy applications can also be made for the sole purchase of home chargers and not only in combination with the purchase of a vehicle, as was previously the case.
The overall package of KSW services also includes advice on funding opportunities. KSW accompanies the entire development process of innovative charging solutions and stations to planning, constructional implementation and service and maintenance. Thanks to numerous branch offices and technical support points in Austria, KSW technicians offer a nationwide service with short response times for customers on site when needed. Relevant locations for the Compleo charging stations include, for example, tourist areas such as campsites, museums or ski resorts. However, car dealerships and commercial areas are also the focus of KSW’s sales activities.
By cooperating with KSW in Austria, Compleo is continuing its success story in Europe. In the meantime, the Dortmund-based greentech company can look back on a successful fiscal year 2020: the company went public on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in the fall and announced its entry into the Swiss market shortly afterwards. In addition, Compleo was able to more than double its annual revenues compared to the previous year 2019.
About Compleo | Compleo is a leading supplier of charging solutions for electric vehicles. The company supports complete solution providers with its charging stations and, if required, also with the planning, installation, maintenance, service or backend of the charging infrastructure. Compleo’s offering includes both AC and DC charging stations. Compleo’s DC charging stations are the first DC charging stations on the market that comply with German calibration law (Eichrecht). The company develops and manufactures all products at its Dortmund site. The manufacturer focuses on innovation, safety, consumer-friendliness and economy. Its customers include Allego, E.ON, EWE Go, Deutsche Post DHL Group, Deutsche Telekom, Siemens and over 150 public utilities in Germany. Compleo started production of the first charging stations in 2009. The fast-growing company currently employs around 230 people. More information is available at: www.compleo-cs.de/
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