Gilbarco Veeder-Root set to meet progressive customer needs after minority investment in Tritum, a privately held EV charging technology leader, in October 2018.
Speaking at the time, Martin Gafinowitz, senior vice president of Fortive, stated: “Our partnership with Tritium is the logical next step in our long history of evolving the Gilbarco Veeder-Root business portfolio to address progressive customer needs. This investment provides early and judicious entry into a market with a growing need for rapid charging, which is one of the top barriers to EV purchase.’’
Tritium is a fast-moving technology company specialising in the development and supply of DC fast-charging solutions for electric vehicles. Established in Australia in 2001, it launched its first DC fast charger (Veefil-RT) in 2014, and since then it has become a leading global supplier, with installations in 28 countries. In 2018, Tritium signed a deal with IONITY to develop 100 high-power charging sites across Europe, sealing Tritium’s position as a European market leader for DC high power EV charging solutions. IONITY, headquartered in Munich, is the joint venture of BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company and the Volkswagen Group with Audi and Porsche.
Eric Denivelle, e-mobility business director for Gilbarco Veeder-Root Europe, speaking of the industry’s positive reaction to the partnership with Tritium, stated: ‘‘petroleum retailers across Europe have really welcomed our new partnership, recognizing the significant value in having a trusted and experienced supplier in the petroleum retail business partnering with a leader in the EV charging technology domain.’’
Sales of the bestselling Veefil-RT 50kW DC Fast Charger have got off to a strong start in the first quarter of 2019, with orders already placed from Italy, the Netherlands and Saudi Arabia, and installations beginning in March.
More sales are undoubtedly on the horizon, with the Veefil-RT’s promotional season fully kicking off in March. Gilbarco Veeder-Root are confirmed to showcase the latest in EV charging solutions at a host of events across Europe – current schedule available below.
For forecourt owners, the advantages offered by the Veefil-RT for petrol forecourts are clear. As the world’s smallest footprint DC fast charger, the Veefil-RT is easy and quick to install, even where space is limited. Featuring patented liquid cooling technology and IP65 protected electronics, it is designed for optimal and long-lasting performance with the lowest maintenance, even in extreme conditions. The Veefil-RT, with its award winning design also delivers on kerb appeal, with a wealth of custom branding options for seamless and stylish integration into any forecourt.
For more information on e-mobility solutions from Gilbarco Veeder-Root please visit www.gilbarco-emobility.com