Demand for electric cars in the UK is growing fast. Today there are an estimated 477,000 electric cars on the road and more than 790,000 plug-in hybrids. And, with the need for all new cars and vans sold in the UK to be fully electric by 2035, the charging infrastructure must be in place to accommodate driver’s needs.
According to the latest charging station stats, there are 33,996 EV chargers in the UK, as at the end of August 2022. These devices provide 56,237 electric car charging connectors.
That’s where we can help. As an award-winning sheet metal fabricator, Alpha manufacturing has a wealth of experience in manufacturing for the automotive and electric vehicle industry, for over 35 years. With cutting-edge machinery and processes, we have the capacity to produce components for Electric Vehicle Charging Points.
With our state-of-the-art production facilities, and a wealth of experience supplying various components in large volumes to our sister company Bri-Stor Systems for the conversion of electric vehicles, we have the capabilities and know how to assist with everything from prototyping to fabrication and assembly of your Electric Vehicle Charge Unit.
Our state-of-the-art machinery includes our robotic fold and weld facilities, CNC laser cutting, CNC punch, automated panel bending and a machining centre, enabling us to easily manufacture various components such as stands, metal plates, box units and more for the manufacture of Electric Vehicle Charge Points. Our 85,000 sq. ft factory also features the longest integrated STOPA Storage System in the UK, allowing us to hold a wide variety of material thicknesses and components for manufacture of custom Electric Vehicle Charge Points products.
Weatherproofing & Corrosion Resistance
Occupying a shared site with our sister company Atlas Coating, we are able to offer industry leading power coating services for your EV charge unit, salt spray tested for over 1,000 hours making sure that your EV charge unit is weatherproofed and exceptionally durable. Our innovative five-stage pre-treatment process utilises Oxsilan, which is a Saline based solution, as opposed to more harmful Zinc or Phosphate alternatives used by many powder coaters. This allows us to significantly reduce our environmental impact, whilst still offering unbeatable corrosion protection and durability.
Assembly & Integration
Not only are we able to offer the fabrication of components, but we are also able to provide assembly and integration services. Alpha’s dedicated in-house assembly department have vast experience in assembling various components and products, working to technical drawings, SOP’s and stringent quality standards. Recently, we opened up our new division, Alpha Manufacturing Integrated Solutions, which operates from a facility near our Hixon HQ.
EV Charge Unit Components
With our extensive capabilities for high volume repeatable small parts to large scale laser and punch sheets, we are able to facilitate the entire fabrication of EV charge point units, for example:
- Box section
- Charger post stands
- Bracketry for charger fitting
- Ground mounts
- Pre-assembly, packaging and delivery to customer requirements
We currently produce many components for Electrical Vehicle Charge Units, and we’re proud to be currently supplying one of the fastest growing EV charge manufacturing companies with their charge point fabrications.
Get in touch to find out how we can help your business with Electrical Vehicle Charging Units.