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Kempower and Kenter realize first charging-hub for electric trucks for DFDS in Winterswijk

Kempower and Kenter realize first charging-hub for electric trucks for DFDS in Winterswijk 

· Kempower and Kenter join hands for the first time to launch a charging point for electric trucks, at DFDS in Winterswijk, Netherlands 

· Kempower’s charging solution is the first at DFDS Winterswijk and represents a major step toward sustainable logistics in Europe. 

· Kempower’s DC fast-charging technology powers the hub, enabling efficient and rapid charging for electric trucks. 

Winterswijk, Netherlands – 26.01.2024 – Kempower, in cooperation with energy solutions provider Kenter, has realized a truck charging point for DFDS, Northern Europe’s largest shipping and logistics company, in Winterswijk, the Netherlands. As of now, the logistics location offers charging infrastructure for charging electric trucks. “We are excited to have the first project running with our partner Kenter at this pioneer location in the Netherlands with DFDS. This shows the positive development of heavy-duty transportation towards electrification,” says Han Dix, Kempower’s Head of Sales Benelux. 

The Winterswijk hub represents Kempower’s first location at DFDS in The Netherlands as well as their first collaboration with Kenter. This also marks DFDS’s debut venture into EV charging infrastructure in the Netherlands.

Rudi Talen, Head of Technical Services Buildings at DFDS in Winterswijk, added: ”For DFDS in Winterswijk, the installation of the charging infrastructure for our electric trucks marks the be-ginning of our sustainability transition regarding our fleet. The DFDS group has the ambition to be climate neutral by 2050. With our location in Winterswijk, we natu-rally contribute to this. This new sustainability initiative is an important part of that.” 

Kempower supplied the state-of-the-art hardware for the Winterswijk truck charging hub, featuring their renowned DC fast charging technology. This cutting-edge infrastructure allows electric trucks to recharge quickly, minimizing downtime and allowing for the most efficient deployment of vehicles operationally. The partnership extends beyond hardware, however, as Kempower’s expertise in fast charging solutions and network management ensures seamless integration and optimal performance. Kenter handled the planning, civil work, installation, and commissioning of the charging hub. “We are proud to show that we can provide our customers, big or small, with the expertise needed to take the first step into electrifying their truck fleet.” says Han Dix from Kempower. He continues “And this is just the start as more locations are already in the planning.” Kenter will continue to accompany DFDS through maintenance of these locations.

Kempower in brief 

We design and manufacture reliable and user-friendly DC fast-charging solutions for electric vehicles. Our vision is to create the world’s most desired EV charging solutions for everyone, everywhere. Our product development and production are based in Finland, with the majority of our materials and components sourced locally. We focus on all areas of e-mobility, from electric cars, trucks, and buses to machines and marine. Our modular and scalable charging system and world-class software are designed by EV drivers for EV drivers, enabling the best user experience for our customers around the world. Kempower is listed in the Nasdaq First North Growth Market Finland. 

About DFDS 

DFDS is a transportation and logistics company that provides safe, reliable and efficient movement of people and goods. They are part of the essential infrastructure that con-nects customers and communities across Europe, including Turkey. Founded in 1866, DFDS is headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark. Each year, DFDS transports more than 10,000 freight customers and 5 million passengers a year. 

About Kenter 

Kenter, originally a metering company, has grown in recent years into a provider of inno-vative, integrated energy solutions. These include energy generation, charging stations as well as energy storage. With over 500 employees, the company provides these solutions to the business community in the Netherlands. The head office is located in Duiven. The company also has offices in Amsterdam, Ridderkerk, Helmond, Hoevelaken and Leeuwarden and has recently opened branches in Belgium and Germany.