EVBox, a leading provider of intelligent electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions, will provide Kingspan, the global leader in advanced insulation and building envelope solutions, with over 60 regular (AC) and fast (DC) charging stations. This marks the start of a partnership that will help Kingspan to transition their company fleet to zero-emission cars.
LONDON, May 25, 2021 — The construction material company Kingspan has begun a global transition program with charging stations being installed across multiple manufacturing sites in Ireland and the UK. As part of its Planet Passionate program, Kingspan has set a goal of operating zero-emission cars by 2025. To help make this a reality, EV charging stations are being installed at its offices and manufacturing sites.
Kingspan and EVBox share a goal of establishing a more sustainable future, with the wellbeing of people and the planet at the heart of this vision. Kingspan is committed to creating products that save energy and carbon as the building industry plays a vital role in combating climate change. With the transition of its company fleet, Kingspan is going a step further, and EVBox will help by offering a full range of regular and fast charging solutions tailored to Kingspan’s needs.
EVBox will supply Kingspan with both AC and DC charging solutions, being installed initially at the Kingspan IKON innovation centre and global headquarters site in Ireland. This package will be comprised of EVBox Troniq 50 stations, double EVBox BusinessLine stations, and EVBox Iqon stations. Kingspan will also provide its employees with EVBox Elvi residential stations so company cars can be charged at home.
The valuable partnership between EVBox and Kingspan will start in the UK and Ireland, before expanding to other regions in the coming months and years.
We are happy to have found a partner in EVBox that shares our values and can help us to reach our goal of operating a zero-emission car fleet. EVBox’s extensive offering of charging solutions allows us to install different charging stations tailored to our needs at our offices and 159 global manufacturing sites. Not only are we able to place charging stations at Kingspan locations, but we can also provide our drivers with EVBox residential charging stations for their homes.Bianca Wong (Global Head of Sustainability at Kingspan Group)
Kingspan is a company that actually practices sustainable ways of working instead of just preaching them. I’m happy to say that EVBox is helping Kingspan to reach its goal of transitioning their company fleet to zero-emission cars, with our expertise in every area of EV charging—be it regular AC or fast DC charging—allowing us to make EV charging as easy as possible for Kingspan’s corporate drivers.Jonathan Goose (Regional Director UK & Ireland at EVBox)
Kingspan is the global leader in advanced insulation and building envelope solutions. Across the world we have 15,500 people working in 166 manufacturing sites in over 70 countries. Across five operating divisions, they manufacture insulated panels, insulation boards, water storage and rainwater capture systems, daylighting, natural ventilation and smoke management solutions as well as raised access flooring and data-centre airflow systems. Their products and services make buildings more thermally efficient, enhance wellbeing and harness natural resources for renewable energy and sustainable water management. 39% of all carbon emissions come from buildings. Today, Kingspan's business enables higher lifetime energy savings for lower carbon buildings. They are focused on addressing the decarbonisation challenges of the future including circularity and embodied carbon.
Kingspan believes constant innovation in advanced materials and digitalisation holds the key to solving these challenges, while delivering more value for those who own, create and occupy buildings. Fundamentally, they aim to replace outdated and traditional construction products and methods, with future-focused solutions that deliver more. Their mission is to accelerate a net zero emissions future with the wellbeing of people and planet at its heart. They strive to create a safe and fulfilling workplace where our people and customers are valued, and local communities supported. Core to this, is their Planet Passionate 10-year sustainability programme which aims to drive decarbonisation and circularity in our business and products.
For more information, visit www.kingspan.com