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Mitie buys Rock Power Connections to ‘enhance’ EV capabilities

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Mitie has acquired Rock Power Connections to enable it to provide new connections to the electric grid, high voltage assets renewals, and end-to-end electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure solutions.

Rock specialises in the design and installation of new high voltage electricity supplies, the renewal of industrial and commercial customers’ electrical assets up to 132kV, for both industrial and commercial customers, and EV charging installation for non-residential blue-chip customers.

The acquisition for an undisclosed sum builds on Mitie’s existing EV infrastructure support, having already delivered several thousand EV charging points for a broad range of customers and end-users.

With an increasing demand for high voltage rapid chargers and new connections to the grid, it says Rock’s expertise will enable Mitie to ensure that its customers have the right cabling and power systems in place to support their EV transition ambitions.

Carlo Alloni, managing director of technical services and integrated facilities management at Mitie, said: “With the sale of new petrol and diesel cars set to end by 2030, the UK’s transition to electric vehicles will accelerate over the next decade.

“However, to ensure that the move to zero carbon transport is a success, it is vital we have the right infrastructure in place to support rapid charging at scale.

“This acquisition of Rock Power Connections will allow us to build on our EV and high voltage power capabilities which, combined with our technical services expertise and national scale, will enable us to further support both Mitie and Rock customers with their decarbonisation journeys.”

The business will be integrated into Mitie’s Technical Services division, supporting its broader Plan Zero and Green Projects services. Rock’s co-founders Matt Crampton and Kev Sankar will both be joining Mitie.

This announcement follows the recent acquisition of Dael Ventures UK in August 2021 which boosts Mitie’s Telecoms service offering.

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