The Vice-President of the European Commission and Energy Commissioner, Maros Šefčovič, has visited today Efacec’s electric mobility unit in Maia, Portugal. During the visit, the commissioner learned about the company’s plans for this strategic business area as well as the facilities expansion project that is currently going through a renovation process in order to adapt to the expected business growth.
The ongoing renovation will be concluded in September, and will allow a production capacity increase, in one shift, from the current 900 annual fast chargers to 1800 and from 600 to 2.000 normal charge equipment. The facilities are prepared to grow even more if needed. The renewal will also enable a considerable expansion of the space used for I&D labs, product engineering labs and end-of-line quality check test labs. Furthermore, it will enable the existence of assembling lines for other products dedicated to electric mobility and will make the logistic process more efficient. Due to a production rate that is estimated to be six times higher, the production shifts are projected to increase, consequently contributing to employment creation.
The facilities will be exclusively dedicated to the electric mobility business, and will have a new management model that will enhance the company’s top position in the global electric mobility market.
Ângelo Ramalho, Efacec’s CEO considers that the visit from the European Commissioner for Energy “represents a decisive step towards the recognition of Efacec’s role in the electric mobility industry. Electric mobility is an area of vital strategic importance to the society and Efacec is already leading the way of innovation in this field, having developed global solutions for all kind of clients around the world”.