Andersen EV is doubling its production capacity and increasing headcount at its Bedfordshire factory in response to the fast-growing demand for its premium home charger. To facilitate its growth and fulfil order books, the company is doubling the footprint of its factory and investing in new advanced production equipment.
Due for completion by 31 August, the upgraded Andersen EV and EVIOS headquarters and production site in Stewartby, Bedfordshire, will allow the organisation to continue hiring local talent. It is actively recruiting across R&D, installation, customer service and manufacturing functions. The latest expansion and recruitment drive is part of a £1.5 million investment made by parent company EVIOS Plc to step up production, enhance the Andersen EV product offering and further develop its customer service capabilities.
Recent figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders demonstrated that EV sales grew by nearly a third (32.7%) during the first half of 2023, compared to H1 2022. EV sales are forecast to more than treble between now and 2030, which will increase the demand for home chargers.
David Martell, CEO of Andersen EV, said: “While premium brands command a growing proportion of all new car sales, the EV home charger market is dominated by offerings lacking in build quality and aesthetic style. These factors are driving the fast-growing popularity of Andersen EV’s A2 charge point, which provides a unique blend of premium craftsmanship and visual appeal.
“We don’t think people should have to compromise, so we developed the A2 to combine the convenience of at-home charging with premium aesthetics to complement any home. Charging at home is easy and convenient, and with the A2’s off-peak functionality and solar integration, it is also the cheapest way to run an electric vehicle. Order books for the A2 continue to grow, and we’re delighted to be able to take very tangible steps that now mean anyone ordering an Andersen A2 will have their unit dispatched the next working day.”
The A2 is the only unit to feature a concealed cable and plug and is available with the widest choice of fascias on the market, with over 125 colour and finish options. It has been a recommended installer for Porsche GB for over three years and is the preferred supplier for Jaguar Land Rover in the UK.