EV-Box partners with Gilde
10 September 2014
EV-Box, the largest producer and supplier of charging stations for electric vehicles and related cloud-based services in Europe, welcomes Gilde Equity Management ( GEM ) Benelux as a new shareholder.
"We are proud to say that we are the most experienced player in our market, not only in view of our installed base of nearly 20,000 charging stations, but especially because of the diversity of the customers we serve and the variety of stations and services we provide." , says Bram van de Leur, founder and CEO of EV Box. "We are delighted that a renowned investor such as Gilde supports us in the next phase of our development. With Gilde on board we have the financial capacity to invest in accelerated international growth and expand our product and service range."
EV-Box is the leading innovator the EV charging market. The colored LED ring that indicates the status of a charging session has become a standard in the market. In the field of smart-charging, the timing and balancing of charging capacity, it is one of the frontrunners. These qualities, along with an unmatched reliability track record, make EV-Box the ideal partner for charging infrastructure solutions, ranging from high capacity charging booths in public space to simpler home chargers, each in combination with back-office technology that meets the requirements of users and operators. This has led to a strong position in Europe and a growing interest in EV-Box products from the United States and Asia.
"Gilde has been looking into electric transportation for quite some time. The Netherlands is a pioneer in the adoption of electric vehicles and is the undisputed leader in the field of charging infrastructure. The exponential growth The Netherlands has experienced in recent years will now be mirrored in other countries, for example in Scandinavia, Great Britain and Germany, but also in the USA and Asia. Companies that have gained substantial experience in the Netherlands are in pole position.", says Thijs van Remmen, partner at Gilde Equity Management. "This transaction allows us to support the most successful and promising company in this young and dynamic market in the further international roll-out and consolidation."
With an installed base of nearly 20,000 charging points, EV-Box is the European market leader in charging infrastructure. It provides charging stations to businesses, parking operators and individuals and is the producer behind public charging networks in e.g. Rotterdam, Amsterdam and the province of Gelderland. In addition to hardware, the company provides cloud-based services that facilitate the operation (including the logging and financial settlement of charging sessions) and efficient maintenance of charging stations. EV Box also offers lease companies and other providers of charging cards a platform solution for the administration of transactions.