Compleo Charging Solutions opened its new UK headquarters in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, this week.
The company, which is a provider of turnkey electric vehicle (EV) charging hardware and software solutions to businesses, welcomed 80 guests to the opening.
The unveiling of offices within ‘The Lambourn’ at Abingdon Business Park is part of parent company Compleo Charging Solutions AG’s European expansion.
It already has offices in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Sweden and employs 600 people. Alfred Vrieling, Compleo Charging Solutions AG’s Vice President Sales and Marketing Europe, attended the opening.
Compleo’s UK team, which has been operating from smaller premises close to Swindon for the last three years, will mastermind the company’s rollout of EV charging solutions into the fleet, hotel and public car park sectors from its newer and bigger HQ.
The location will also serve as the base for Compleo’s UK Training Academy where charging point installers and network operators will be given the skills they need to deliver and use the firm’s AC and DC charging products and bespoke software services.
“We’re delighted to make Abingdon the new home of Compleo Charging Solutions in the UK. It’s a vibrant and friendly town that sits at the heart of Oxfordshire – a key region for science and technology development,” said Compleo UK Managing Director Valentin Scheltow (pictured with Cllr. Andy Foulsham, Mayor of Abingdon) who has relocated his family from Bochum in Germany to Abingdon.
“The EV market in the UK is going from strength to strength and we’re looking to build on the excellent work we’ve done across the last three years to grow our customer portfolio even more, from a prime location in central England.”
Councillor Andy Foulsham, the Mayor of Abingdon-on-Thames, said: “Being able to welcome a company like Compleo to Abingdon is a vote of confidence in the way we’re doing things in the town, but we also see it as us welcoming an international company that has a broad reach and is playing an important role in the drive to net zero.
“The local area is a hotbed of science and engineering and a brilliant place for a high-tech business to be based. We’re delighted Compleo are here and I want to do everything I can to make it a success for them.”
Compleo recently installed 33 EV chargers at the depot of Oxford Direct Services (ODS), the company that uses electric trucks to collect business waste on behalf of Oxford City Council, and has also supplied a network of motorcycle chargers to Abingdon-based Oxford Harley-Davidson as part of a pan-European rollout programme.
Image courtesy of Compleo.