Total Germany has completed a cross-location B2B project with over 120 charging points on behalf of the ifm group of companies. The installation of the charging infrastructure took place in parallel at seven locations of the automation specialist and was completed within five months.
Total Deutschland GmbH describes the contract, which has now been completed, as its largest B2B project to date. It was distinguished above all by its full-service approach: "The entire installation project was implemented by Total Deutschland - from preparatory electrical work and the installation of hardware to back-end connection and load management," it says in a statement. In addition, the company offers comprehensive services in the areas of digital billing systems and intelligent charging management. According to Total, the access control of the charging points is carried out via RFID charging cards from ifm.
The 120 charging points - or 62 charging columns - are distributed across seven locations of the ifm Group, which has its headquarters in Essen. The family-run medium-sized company - founded in 1969 - develops, produces and sells sensors, controllers, software and systems for industrial automation worldwide. In Germany, ifm is currently converting its fleet to e-cars, whereby the charging infrastructure provided by Total is intended for "the steadily growing fleet of hybrid vehicles". It is not clear from the announcement whether purely electric vehicles will also be procured.
"The installation of the charging infrastructure at ifm was a technically challenging project, not least because the civil engineering work was carried out during the winter period," Mathias Knauer, Head of Charging Infrastructure at Total Germany, recapitulates. The stations were built within the specified time both in underground car parks and in outdoor car parks.