EVBox Partners with Drake & Farrell to Boost the Circularity of its Value Chain

Drake & Farrell becomes EVBox’s new logistics partner to increase the circularity of its EV charging stations and overall value chain. The partnership will help EVBox extend the life cycle of its products beyond their initial use, reduce unnecessary waste, and use resources more efficiently.

AMSTERDAM, November 15, 2022 — EVBox, a leading provider of flexible and scalable charging solutions, is teaming up with Drake & Farrell, a top provider of circular supply chain solutions, to increase the circularity of its value chain. The new partnership will give EVBox a higher degree of control over the lifecycle of its products and increase the potential for reusing and recycling its charging stations and their components. 

David Engel (CEO of Drake & Farrell) and Remco Samuels (CEO of EVBox)
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David Engel (CEO of Drake & Farrell) and Remco Samuels (CEO of EVBox)

Partnering for Circularity

EVBox is further contributing to a sustainable future by improving the circularity of its products and ensuring that its charging stations are more durable, are sustainably made, and are purposeful beyond their initial life cycle. 

Drake & Farrell will fully repair faulty charging stations to their original state when possible, and diligently dismantle them when repair is not. Whilst no second hand charging stations will be resold, the charging stations themselves, or their spare parts and materials, will then get a second life by being used to replace other charging stations in similar warranty cases. For parts that cannot be reused, the materials will be recycled and will find their way back into the economy in a new form, reducing waste and saving resources.

Drake & Farrell will also provide the tools to help EVBox investigate and better understand the root causes of possible hardware issues and solve them with greater precision. With over 15 years of experience in supply chain circularity, Drake & Farrell is a frontrunner in supporting the electric mobility sector with multiple forward and reverse process solutions. On a pilot project, it was observed that over 50 percent of the charging stations could be successfully repaired and reused. For the remaining stations, parts and components could be successfully harvested to further improve customer support efforts and reduce environmental impact. 

Drake & Farrell repairing EVBox Charging Station
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Drake & Farrell repairing EVBox Charging Station

This is an important step for our company. We are taking further responsibility over our business model, not only by further increasing our knowledge and product quality but especially by being able to implement circularity. Remco Samuels (CEO at EVBox)
We are convinced that our joint front runner position, being sustainability pioneers, will bring more innovative circular solutions into the reverse logistic flow of EVBox. Consequently, the value for EVBox and society in general is considerably enhanced.  David Engel (CEO at Drake & Farrell)

EVBox is improving its processes in alignment with the mission to power our sustainable future. Other ongoing initiatives include using more sustainable plastics in our charging stations and donating used charging stations for educational purposes

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About Drake & Farrell

Drake & Farrell actively revolutionizes the way society deals with used electronical equipment. With a strong mission to eliminate electronical waste, Drake & Farrell aims to reuse almost 100% of the electronical products including its components and materials. Materials are recycled and made reusable whereas components are repaired or refurbished creating a circular supply chain. Drake & Farrell offers tailor made services unlocking the business opportunities of the circular supply chain for its clients. This includes specific reverse logistics, including organizing returns and functional screening, testing, repair and refurbishing, root cause analysis, re-kitting and (spare)parts sourcing. Drake & Farrell provides impactful ecological as well as economic results to clients in various industries such as telco, consumer electronics, healthcare and eMobility by supporting the transition from a linear to a circular compliant business model. As a result, Drake & Farrell actively enriches her client’s business goals with sustainable focus. Drake and Farrell was founded in 2006 and has facilities in Bleiswijk, The Netherlands and Jindřichův Hradec, Czech Republic.

About EVBox

Founded in 2010, EVBox empowers forward-thinking businesses to build a sustainable future by providing flexible and scalable electric vehicle charging solutions. With its offering of residential, commercial and fast charging stations, as well as scalable charging management software, EVBox ensures that electric mobility is accessible to everyone. The company has shipped over 400,000 charging ports to customers and partners and processes more than 1.4 million charging transactions per month on the EVBox Everon charging management software. Backed by ENGIE, EVBox is a leader in R&D, with facilities across Europe and North America developing groundbreaking electric vehicle charging technology.

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