Kempower receives certification for US production

Finnish charging hardware manufacturer Kempower has received the certification to start production at its new plant in the US state of North Carolina. The new research centre in Finland has also started operations.

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With the “Electrical Testing Laboratories” certification from Intertek Testing Laboratories, Kempower has received authorisation to produce and sell charging stations at the US plant in Durham County. NEVI-compliant (National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure) fast chargers for electric cars, trucks, buses and machines will be manufactured there for US customers.

The “ETL listed” designation means that Kempower’s charging stations have been tested by Intertek and “found to be in compliance with accepted national standards,” as Kempower puts it. It indicates to customers, retailers and distributors that the product fulfils the requirements.

According to Marcus Suvanto, Director of Operations & Business Development, Kempower North America, the company is “preparing for an influx in preorders for 2024” following ETL certification. The aim is to reach the production level of Kempower’s main plant in Lathi, Finland. Around 10,000 charging points were produced there in 2022.

“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 authorisation to produce and ship complete charging stations from our new facility, opening a door for large-scale mass production and distribution.”

In Finland, Kempower has started operations at its new research centre, announced in June. Kempower’s Electric Mobility Research Centre (EMRC) is located on the campus of LUT University in Lahti. Kempower intends to support its growth strategy with product development at the EMRC.

“Research and product development have been at the heart of Kempower since the company was established in 2018, and the new research centre marks a significant milestone in the company’s RDI activities,” says CTO Mikko Veikkolainen. “With our unique data from the field and LUT University’s resources, we will be able to envision EV drivers’ future needs and continue to offer reliable and user-friendly EV charging solutions for everyone and everywhere.” (US plant), (EMRC)


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