Autonomous charging solutions supplier Rocsys announces opening office in the United States. The facility is located in Portland, Oregon. In the coming years, Rocsys Inc will set up local production for the North American market, complying to the Buy American Act. In 2021, Rocsys underlines it has signed contracts with a number of notable customers within the United States.
The company hired Erin Galiger as Senior Business Development manager in charge of setting up the initial US-based team and activities.
Rocsys has already opened a cooperation with Grivix and VDL ETS addressed at the development of robotic fast charging for Heavy Duty Vehicles, being them e-buses or e-trucks. In late 2020 the company entered in a partnership with Ebusco to develop a robot which would ensure that the CCS plug of the depot charger is plugged into the bus automatically and 100% correctly.
Rocsys enters North American market
Rocsys was founded in 2019, in the City of Delft, the Netherlands with one mission: powering clean transportation by making charging autonomous. Rocsys creates autonomous charging solutions by combining soft robotics and cutting-edge computer vision technologies, in combination with data-driven services for fleet optimization.
Expansion to North America was planned from the start, the company says. And adds: “The strong and ever-increasing demand for autonomous charging solutions for the North American market has triggered an office opening ahead of the initial planning. The latest additional funding round $6.3M that was concluded in May 2021 allowed for this plan to be carried out”.
This new office will be the company’s second location and will allow Rocsys to serve the customers within the region and tailor solutions to North American market needs and specifications. In the coming years, Rocsys Inc will set up local production for the North American market, complying to the Buy American Act.
Crijn Bouman, CEO and co-founder of Rocsys, says: “The electric vehicle market is growing tremendously fast, and we have developed a solution to help it scale even further. We chose Portland, Oregon to be close to our customers and manufacturers on the West Coast. In addition, Portland serves as a robust hub of community and industry stakeholders who are committed to transportation electrification. We are glad that there is so much trust in our company. Not only from our customers, but also from our investors who enable us expand rapidly.”