To ensure the availability of its charging stations, Italian manufacturer Alpitronic has agreed on a long-term service partnership with Diebold Nixdorf. The US American technology group will provide Managed Services for Alpitronic’s flagship product, the hypercharger.
Alpitronic’s Hypercharger is a DC fast-charging station in use across Europe. According to the new deal, Diebold Nixdorf will provide service desk, logistics and on-site services for the European hypercharger fleet, initially focusing on Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, the UK and Scandinavia. According to the US company, they have already started managing 2,600 HPC sites in Germany and will expand to more than 10,000 charging points across Europe this year. Over the next year, alpitronic and Diebold Nixdorf also intend to expand their partnership globally.
Dr Ulrich Naeher, Diebold Nixdorf’s executive VP and COO commented that high-performance charging was attractive “but only if ‘performance’ also means high-availability, including an always-on approach.” He added, “we have the experience, global scale and capabilities to support EV charging projects with high-performance services.”
Alpitronic, based in South Tyrol, has been offering DC fast chargers since 2017. The Hypercharger comes in various versions with up to 300 kW charging power and forms the backbone of EnBW’s HPC network, for example, but is also increasingly being set up by CPOs such as Fastned and Allego.
“With the development of our hypercharger, we set European standards in the field of fast-charging technology,” says Alpitronic co-founder and managing director Philipp Senoner confidently. “We are pleased to collaborate with a strong partner like Diebold Nixdorf, as this represents an important step towards maintaining our quality standards also in the service part of our business. It is our goal that customers will benefit from high performance across the entire lifecycle of our products.”
Diebold Nixdorf also closed a similar EV infrastructure agreement with Compleo Charging Solutions in January.
The company has offices in more than 100 countries and about 22,000 employees worldwide. Diebold Nixdorf is listed as ‘DBD’ on the New York Stock Exchange.
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