Our business units:
|Smart grid solutions||Alfen develops and produces transformer substations for grid operators and designs and develops local electricity grids and energy solutions for solar parks and the greenhouse horticulture industry. This increasingly requires own software, back-end management for remote operation and complex energy management systems.|
|Energy storage systems||In terms of energy storage, Alfen is active in the development, production and installation of a wide range of modular energy storage systems under its brand TheBattery. Our energy storage systems are used by energy companies, grid operators, large and small energy producers, traders, industrials and providers of EV (fast)charging services.|
|EV charging equipment||Since 2008, Alfen develops and produces charging stations for all sorts of electric vehicles. The Alfen EV charging business unit offers a range of smart EV charging points, connected to the internet and suitable to be used at home, work or in the public environment. Our charging points are available with various charging capacities and functionalities. We enjoy a market leading position in the Netherlands and solid market positions in other European countries.|
Research & Development
We are proud of our in-house developed innovative products. It offers us the ability to act fast and incisively, distinctive capability and flexibility. Our R&D department is working on innovations that will shape the future energy landscape. It has specialised teams in the fields of software, electrical engineering, power electronics and mechanical engineering. By combining these disciplines, Alfen can easily adapt, create and bring new concepts and products to the market, but also implement further improvements to its products. It is no coincidence that we partner with leading technological partners to work on the energy solutions of the future.
Our sales department brings our products and solutions to the market. We are organised according to our three business lines: Smart grid solutions, EV charging equipment and Energy storage systems. Our international teams work closely together, increasingly to be able to offer integrated solutions to our clients, for example a charging hub for electric cars, combined with a smart grid and local energy storage.
The projects department is concerned with aligning our products and solutions with the specific situation of our clients. For instance, Energy storage systems should optimally work together with the local sustainable energy production and in order to provide a large greenhouse complex with reliable energy, a local energy grid is required. Our multidisciplinary project teams work hard to realise our projects at our projects department.
Our transformer substations, charging points and energy storage systems are produced in our factory in Almere. Each product group has its own characteristics. Proper and correct assembly of the transformer substations is paramount before running 10,000 volt through the cables. Assembly of energy storage systems and EV charging points requires a specific affinity with delicate electronics such as circuit boards. Our teams have to pay utmost attention for safety, quality and are continuously exploring opportunities for further improvements.
Our clients do not only desire the most innovative solutions, but also require the appropriate and accompanying service. Our service department offers the clients a service contract, including annual inspections, maintenance and solutions when problems occur. Due to our automation offering, we are able to monitor our products remotely, providing valuable information for offering service (preventively). This department ensures that all current clients receive service to the best of our ability and are continuously looking to improve and expand our offering.
Our sales support department takes care of translating a question or problem from the client to the best possible solution. The team supports the sales team in making quotations. Additionally, the sales support department ensures an optimal and smooth transmission from an order to the production and project departments.
A fast growing organisation evidently needs high quality professional support. Our HR department is concerned with the development of our employees, manages our own business school and recruits new employees. IT takes care of all systems for our staff members, but also enables client portals, smooth functioning and prepares for the future in terms of growth, complexity and internationalisation. The Finance department is concerned with the correct administration and reporting and creates insights in the development of the company.
Procurement and logistics
The market in which Alfen operates is developing rapidly and Alfen is growing fast. Our procurement and logistics teams are at the core of our organisation. They ensure the right equipment is present at the right location on the right time, so our clients are facilitated in timely fashion. With quality as its focal point, this department ensures the just-in-time delivery of products and projects.