Compleo Charging Solutions UK, a provider of turnkey Electric Vehicle charging hardware and software solutions to businesses, welcomed 80 guests as it opened its new UK headquarters in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, this week.
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 innovative 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, who has relocated his family from Bochum in Germany to Abingdon.
“The Electric Vehicle 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, was the guest of honour at the opening of Compleo’s new HQ. He gave the tech company a warm welcome to Oxfordshire. He 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.”
Oxfordshire is a county that’s embracing a sustainable future via its Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Strategy, and Compleo has been supporting this vision through the recent delivery of numerous EV charging projects.
It has 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.
In addition to opening its new HQ, Compleo is set to launch its ‘Compleo in the Community’ initiative later this month. To underline its commitment to Abingdon, Compleo has vowed to deliver 100 hours of voluntary service to support community projects in the area.
Compleo Charging Solutions UK is part of Compleo Charging Solutions AG – one of Europe’s leading, full service providers of EV charging technology. The company supports its business customers with charging technologies as well as AC and DC charging stations. Its DC charging stations are the first on the market that comply with European calibration regulations. The company is headquartered in Dortmund, Germany and its UK customers include Audi, APCOA, Harley-Davidson, and Oxford City Council. More at: www.compleocharging.co.uk