For the purpose of supporting growth and reducing the risk associated with capacity and the component market, Zaptec is now expanding to use Sanmina Corporation in Germany as its second production partner for electric vehicle chargers.
In addition, Zaptec’s main production partner in Norway, Westcontrol, will also increase capacity through new facilities and production lines in order to meet the high demand for electric vehicle chargers.
“We are now entering a mass production phase that is expected to grow over the next few years and the investment in new equipment and locations will meet the increased demand,” says Zaptec CEO, Peter Bardenfleth-Hansen.
Sanmina is one of the largest global electronics manufacturers and boasts production facilities that are strategically located to support Zaptec’s planned growth in both Europe and the USA, which in turn will help minimise the carbon footprint associated with the transportation of chargers.
With Westcontrol located in the Nordic region and Samina in central Europe, Zaptec will be better placed to easily distribute quality chargers worldwide.
“Germany is known for high quality and efficiency and the fact that the country is the largest market in Europe also does not hurt. There is significant sales value associated with having a German-made product in this market,” Bardenfleth-Hansen says.
According to the CEO, the German factory will be a key partner both when it comes to having a clearer presence in Europe and for supporting the existing production partner in Norway.
“Sanmina is a global player with factories worldwide. This supports our internationalisation plans,” says Bardenfleth-Hansen.
About Zaptec’s new production partner
Name: Sanmina Corporation
Location: Gunzenhausen, Germany
Headquarters: San Jose, California
Employees: Approximately 45,000
Global operations in 25 countries across six continents