Global leaders in fast-charging equipment and electrical systems to share information and insights on EV infrastructure
SEOUL, South Korea – SK Signet Inc., a top global manufacturer of EV charging solutions for both consumer and commercial vehicles, and HUBER+SUHNER AG, a global leader in electrical and optical connectivity solutions, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to share expertise and knowledge to help accelerate global development of charging infrastructure for electric vehicles.
“Car-buyers are showing a strong interest in EVs to reduce their impact on the environment and their dependence on gas, but they don’t want to give up the convenience of a quick fill-up at their local service station,” said SK Signet CEO Jung Ho Shin. “By sharing knowledge and expertise, SK Signet and HUBER+SUHNER hope to gain new insights that help us each advance our EV charging technology and provide consumers faster ways to recharge their vehicles.”
The MOU is intended to spur innovations in EV charging infrastructure to support the growth of EVs. According to the IEA’s Global Vehicle Outlook 2022,
the number of publicly available EV charging stations reached 1.8
million units in 2021, a 37% increase from the year before. The growth,
however, wasn’t fast enough to keep pace with EV sales. By 2030, this
number will need to increase twelve-fold to meet publicly stated goals
for electrification, the report says.
formerly Signet EV, was acquired last year by SK Inc., the strategic
investment arm of South Korea’s SK Group. SK Signet has sold more than
20,000 EV charging stations worldwide and is a market leader in fast and
ultra-fast charging technology.
“We are very proud of our ongoing collaboration with SK Signet to
advance safe, high performance and reliable charging solutions for the
fast-growing EV market,” said Francisco Fraga, SVP Sales – Industrials
for HUBER+SUHNER. “SK Signet was one of our first partners for Electrify
America and we are confident that with our combined expertise and
exceptional quality standards, we will continue to innovate the industry
well into the future.”
HUBER+SUHNER boasts the largest number of installed cooled,
high-power charging (HPC) systems for EV charging stations in the world.
About SK Signet
SK Signet is global leader in smart, convenient charging solutions
for all types of electric vehicles. The company holds 13 patents
globally in EV charging technology. SK Signet is majority owned by SK
Inc., the strategic investment arm of SK Group. Based in Seoul, SK Group
is South Korea’s second-largest conglomerate with companies that are
global leaders in semiconductors, energy, and life sciences. For more
information, visit sksignet.com and sk.com.
The globally active Swiss company HUBER+SUHNER develops and produces
components and system solutions for electrical and optical connectivity.
The company serves the three main markets Industry, Communication and
Transportation with applications from the three technologies of radio
frequency, fiber optics and low frequency. HUBER+SUHNER products excel
in excellent performance, quality, reliability and long service lives -
even under the most demanding conditions. Through a global production
network, combined with subsidiaries and representatives in over 80
countries, the company is close to its customers worldwide.