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KMF ready to support surge in EV growth

Posted on 23 Feb 2021 and read 208 times
KMF ready to support surge in EV growthKMF Group, a leading sub-contract manufacturer of precision sheet metal components, enclosures, machined components, and electro-mechanical assemblies, has invested heavily in new machinery to be used in the manufacture of electric vehicle charging points to support the Government’s drive towards a zero-emissions future. The Group, based in the Midlands, is now calling on EV charge point manufacturers to step up to the Government’s challenge to help meet the 2030 target.

Keith Nicholl, commercial director at KMF Group (pictured), said: “On the back of the Prime Minister’s announcement that he is bringing forward the ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel-fuelled cars to 2030, researchers have said the rate at which electrical charging points are being installed needs to be five-times faster.

“There are also warnings that there are many ‘charging blackspots’ across the UK and private contractors are going to have to be appointed to bring the installation of these charging points in the country up to speed.

“We welcomed this increased demand following the announcement in November and invested heavily in EV machinery for metal fabrication to support the nine-year target towards a full roll out of zero emissions vehicles.

“We have prepared ourselves to manage the output of sheet metal needed to support the creation of 35,000 planned electric vehicle charging points.”

KMF Group is using the latest machinery for metal fabrication to deliver all the components producers in the renewable energy sector need to manufacture and assemble sheet metal fabricated and metal engineered products.

To help renewable engineering customers meet the demand, KMF is offering virtual tours and demonstrations of the machinery. This virtual access will help manufacturers of EV charging points to work out the exact specification in partnership with KMF so the products can be delivered cost effectively and on time to meet the impending deadline.