12 December 2014
Press release Infestos / Alfen
Investment company Infestos from Enschede has acquired a majority stake in Alfen B.V., manufacturer and market leader in transformer substations, products for the distribution of electrical energy and charging stations for Electric Vehicles (ICU = Integrated Charging Units). TBI retains a minority of the shares.
Marco Roeleveld (General Director of Alfen): “In recent years, Alfen went through a turbulent time. The market for both transformer substations and charging points is developing rapidly, providing the company with great opportunities and healthy growth perspective. From a stable financial basis, with Infestos and TBI as shareholders, we continue to focus on sustainable growth for our business. Alfen will continue to excel in its high quality standards for engineering, safety and the environment.”
Bernard ten Doeschot (Infestos): “Alfen is a company with unique capabilities and knowledge of the medium-voltage electricity grid in the Netherlands and with a unique position in the world of charging electric cars. Particularly in the field of transformer substations, Alfen is the undisputed market leader in the Netherlands. Alfen serves the largest grid operators in the Netherlands and Belgium. The ever-increasing challenges for smart electricity grids in combination with legislation and regulations put these customers for large and complex challenges. In addition, as one of the founders of electric vehicle charging standards, Alfen has gained a leading position in Western Europe. We are confident in realizing the growth and improvement potential of the organization and look forward to a lasting relationship with this beautiful company.”
Alfen has been supplying products for the distribution of electrical energy for over 75 years and is the specialist in the field of fully assembled compact and accessible transformer substations. Alfen develops, designs, manufactures and assembles all substations in-house, and has a vast knowledge of the low, mid and high voltage power grid. With approximately 150 employees, turnkey projects are also being realized, such as the engineering and construction of complete electricity grids. In 2008, Alfen launched the development of charging points for electric cars under the label ICU Charging Equipment. Through ICU, Alfen aims to prepare the electricity grid for the impact of large-scale roll-out of electrical transportation, such that our electrical infrastructure will remain safe and reliable in the future. ICU offers a complete range of solid charging points for home, business, parking and public areas.