Kempower Production to Begin in North America After Receiving Nationally Recognized ETL Certification
- Charging Satellite Pre-orders Now Available
- First Customer Deliveries Underway
DURHAM, NC (Friday, November 10, 2023) – Kempower, worldwide leader in the design and manufacturing of reliable and user-friendly DC fast-charging solutions for electric vehicles; is given ‘Electrical Testing Laboratories’ certification from Intertek Testing Laboratories, allowing for production to begin at its new production facility in North America.
“This is a major milestone for our company, specifically for production that can now officially take place here at our production site in Durham,” said Tim Joyce, President of Kempower North America.
“ETL certification gives Kempower authorization to produce and ship complete charging stations from our new facility, opening a door for large-scale mass production and distribution,” said Joyce.
The ETL Listed Marking is a certified indicator to customers, including but not limited to retailers and distributors, that Kempower’s long-awaited satellites have been tested by Intertek and found to be in compliance with accepted national standards, and now can be also produced and delivered from Kempower Durham facility.
“This clearly cements Kempower fast-charging DC satellites as a top choice for chargers. This seal is an indicator that in fact, Kempower products are safe to sell all across North America,” said Joyce.
“Now that the ETL certification is in place, we are preparing for an influx in preorders for 2024 as we increase our product availability, with a target to match current production levels at our flagship headquarters in Lahti, Finland from which Kempower delivered approximately 10,000 charging points in 2022,” said Marcus Suvanto, Director Operations & Business Development, Kempower North America.
Kempower North America Fast facts:
- Kempower established its North America site in Durham, NC in the Spring of 2023.
- Kempower Inc. is now producing NEVI compliant DC fast-charging units in step with The NCDOT’s NEVI plan.
- Kempower’s manufacturing site in NC is facilitated, in part, by a Job Development Investment Grant (JDIG) approved by the state’s Economic Investment Committee.
“We are thankful to our current customers around the globe who have been receiving shipments from our headquarters in Finland allowing us to tailor to their specific fast-charging DC satellite needs; now we can duplicate this high-level of production and service to new customers who choose to partner with us to speed up the electric evolution,” said Tomi Ristimäki, CEO Kempower.
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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 most 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. www.kempower.com