About Alfen

The core of the electricity grid

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Alfen is at the forefront of Europe’s transition to zero carbon, driven by our mission to create a more sustainable world for future generations.

Our roots in the electricity grid are deep. Founded in 1937, our early days focused on manufacturing switchgear and supplying secondary transformer substations to Dutch grid operators. Today our unparalleled expertise spans smart grid solutions, energy storage systems and EV charging equipment that are transforming the energy landscape.

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Alfen provides premium, smart end-2-end energy solutions, operating at the core of the energy transition. Watch our corporate video to discover how we address our clients' energy challenges with our Smart grids, EV charging stations and energy storage systems.

Smart grids

Thanks to our intrinsic knowledge, experienced engineers and large number of relevant products for the distribution of electrical energy, Alfen is able to offer total solutions in the field of high and medium-voltage grids in the public domain. Due to our years of experience with electrical installations, our work on a large number of projects and our in-house product development, Alfen is able to provide expert advice on the most efficient design for an electricity grid. 

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EV charging stations

Alfen offers a comprehensive assortment of electric charging stations for home, work and the public domain. The smart charging stations are available in a wide range of charging capacities and functionalities. The powerful combination of Alfen's transformer stations, energy storage systems and charging stations enables the company to strike an optimal balance between decentralised generation and consumption.

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Energy storage

The energy network is becoming increasingly sustainable and more decentralised. Industrial solutions for energy storage are an unavoidable condition for a well-functioning and sustainable electricity network. They are for example indispensable to aligning energy production and consumption as well as facilitating the growing number of electric vehicles.

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The year 1937 saw the establishment of J. van Alfen's factory producing high and low-voltage devices. Today, Alfen is an international enterprise that focuses on innovative products and projects in the electrical energy sector. Early on, the company primarily manufactured switching equipment for the distribution of electricity. Over the years, Alfen has grown into a major international focal point at the heart of the energy transition.

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Working at Alfen

Working at Alfen means working for a company that - literally and figuratively speaking - is full of energy and that since 1937 has dedicated itself with uncompromising passion to the development and innovation of the energy sector. Alfen not only has something to offer from a technology perspective, but also in the field of logistics, commerce and administration. We also have our own company training centre: the Alfen Academy, where we train technicians at our own expense. 

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Alfen's vision is to realise a connected, smart and sustainable energy system for future generations. In order to achieve this objective, Alfen's mission is to drive the energy transition by developing, producing, integrating and connecting premium energy solutions that are innovative, reliable and smart. Alfen can make a powerful impact by enabling sustainable energy developments thanks to its smart grids, charging stations for electric vehicles and energy storage solutions.

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For more than 85 years, Alfen has been supplying products and services facilitating the distribution of electrical energy and is the specialist in the field of compact and accessible transformer stations. Like to know what we could do for you? Contact us!

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