Mer expands the UK charging business
Elmtronics, now Mer, is the UK’s leading supplier and installer of EV charging points for workplaces and fleets, which will allow the company to spearhead the commercial sector’s transition to electrification and sustainable business. The acquisition allows Mer to unlock Elmtronics’ extensive expertise in commercial EV applications, with a 3,000-strong customer base built up over the last seven years.
Combined, both Mer’s division in London and now County Durham will give Mer a significant stronger position in the UK market, as a full-service EV charging provider.
Mer with step-change ambitions
“This is the very proof of Mer’s step-change ambitions to accelerate the EV transition in the UK, which is on a rise these days. We want to take lead in the development of the charging infrastructure, and we are so excited to continue our mission to make sustainable electric mobility easy and accessible to everyone together with our new colleagues” said Kristoffer Thoner, CEO, Mer Group.
Taking the first step this month, Mer is rebranding all Elmtronics charging stations and facilities, resulting in the company’s thousands of active charge points moving to the Mer charging network. This will enable Mer to expand its existing public and private EV charge point network with a particular focus on the fleet and workplace markets, which have become essential to its growth strategy in the UK.
The same – but more!
“It’s great to see the integration of Elmtronics into Mer beginning to benefit customers,” said Dan Martin, Managing Director – Fleet and workplace charging, Mer UK. “As Mer, we will be offering our business customers more choice, a larger network and improved services. And we will continue to invest to further support commercial businesses looking to establish sustainable EV fleets in the UK.”
The acquisition of Elmtronics introduces Mer to an established portfolio of commercial customers including Asda, Fedex, Octopus Energy, BMW and the London Ambulance Service. The integration into Mer brings significant investment to the former Elmtronics operation, allowing the commercial charge point specialist to scale-up quickly and support more fleets and businesses to switch to EVs sooner. Since the acquisition the company has increased its headcount by 20% with more hiring underway.