Ekoenergetyka opened today, 4th June 2024, a new production line that is set to double the speed of production.

The new line, inaugurated today, can produce up to 50 chargers in each eight-hour shift, a figure that will rise to 90 units by beginning 2025. The company plans to further automate the line next year, introducing industrial robots for certain elements of the production process. Ekoenergetyka states it “doubles sales year-on-year. This growth is part of the company’s strategic plan to enhance its production capabilities and meet rising demand”.

Ekoenergetyka unveiling at CharIN Testival and Conference 2024

Ekoenergetyka unveiled the production line at its headquarters in Zielona Góra, western Poland, to guests including visitors to the CharIN Testival and conference, that Sustainable Bus’ staff is attending.

Ekoenergetyka is hosting the latest edition of the event, which brings together companies from the e-mobility community and their technology experts to conduct conformance & interoperability tests for electric vehicles and charging infrastructures.

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Ekoenergetyka, new assembly line for chargers is live

The new assembly line will help Ekoenergetyka respond to continued strong demand for chargers, driven by factors including the European Union’s Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Regulation (AFIR), which sets minimum requirements for availability of publicly accessible charging infrastructure. After amassing a 20% share of the market for municipal bus charging stations in Europe according to company’s figures, Ekoenergetyka says it has “set its sights on the market for charging EV private cars“.

Reference customers include France’s largest operator RATP Paris, Germany’s BVG Berlin, VHH Hamburg, Spain’s TMB Barcelona, the largest operator in all of Scandinavia Nobina, and PKN ORLEN, Ionity and Powerdot.

Ekoenergetyka plans to continue improving the new line, including by introducing a Manufacturing Execution System and an andon system, which detects quality and process problems. The new digital systems from industrial automation provider Raion will improve precision and quality, the company says in a press note.

Established in 2009, Ekoenergetyka grew out of an academic research project and now employs more than 1,000 people. Its expansion drive is backed by Enterprise Investors, a leading Central European private equity fund, which took a significant minority stake in 2022. The fund has announced plans to invest more than €45 million in e-mobility projects.

“This assembly line demonstrates our commitment to continual improvement as we respond to the changing needs of this growing market,” said Ekoenergetyka CEO Bartosz Kubik. “Our new facility is a key step in our transition away from bench assembly. It will improve efficiency by increasing speed, reducing the risk of errors and making it faster and cheaper to correct them when they do occur.”


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