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27/04/2021 Press release

Total Deutschland focuses on rapid growth in B2B charging services

Multi-sites B2B project with over 120 charging points successfully completed


Berlin, 27 April 2021

TOTAL Deutschland keeps focusing on rapid growth in the development of charging infrastructure at B2B locations. A recent example is the installation of over 120 charge points for the ifm group, whose headquarter is in Essen. Ifm group consistently converts its fleet with emission-free vehicles which will be using the charging services provided by TOTAL Deutschland. The installation of a total of 62 charging stations was carried out in parallel at seven different locations of the automation specialist and was completed within a tight schedule in five months.

TOTAL Deutschland's largest B2B project to date is characterized by its full-service approach: The entire installation project - from construction to operation - was implemented by TOTAL Deutschland. Several realms we covered: preparatory electrical work, hardware installation, back-end connection & load management set up. In addition, TOTAL Deutschland also provides a set of comprehensive services for digital billing and smart charging management. Access control of the charge points will be done via ifm’s RFID charging cards.

Dirk Dohmen, Head of Purchasing and Service at ifm: "In the current sustainability report, our attitude of using natural resources as sparingly as possible is clearly formulated and the use of electric mobility is one of the building blocks for us on the way to climate neutrality, which we want to achieve in our operative business by 2030. That is why the development of a charging infrastructure for the steadily growing fleet of hybrid vehicles in our vehicle fleet is a necessary and logical step."

Jan Petersen, Director Mobility & New Energies at TOTAL Deutschland: "Only a few months after the integration of our new Munich team, we have shown that we can successfully implement large-scale projects of this kind. This milestone makes it clear that we have arrived in the market. Our goal is to provide our customers with complete packages and comprehensive all-inclusive solutions when it comes to charging EV. We appreciate the trust placed in us by ifm, which we now support with our digital services after completing the installation work.”

In order to grow strongly in the area of charging infrastructure for electric vehicles, the business activities of the electric mobility division were acquired from the Munich-based company Digital Energy Solutions by the Viessmann Group in November 2020. As a result, TOTAL Deutschland already operates over 2,400 charge points across Germany. By 2025, the ambition is to grow this number to more than 40,000.

Mathias Knauer, Head of Charging Infrastructure at TOTAL Deutschland: "The installation of the charging infrastructure at ifm was a technically challenging project notably as the civil engineering work took place during the winter period. However, we were able to successfully implement our goal of putting all stations into operation in parallel at various locations - both in underground car parks and outdoor car parks - within the specified time by the end of the year."



About the ifm group of companies 

Measuring, controlling, regulating and evaluating - when it comes to pioneering automation and digitalisation technology, the ifm group of companies is the ideal partner. Since the company was founded in 1969, ifm has been developing, producing and selling sensors, controllers, software and systems for industrial automation worldwide. As one of the pioneers in the field of Industry 4.0, ifm develops and implements holistic solutions for the digitalization of the entire value chain "from the sensor to the ERP". Today, the second-generation family-run ifm group of companies is one of the global industry leaders with more than 7,300 employees and customers in 185 countries. The medium-sized group combines the internationality and innovative strength of a growing group of companies with the flexibility and customer proximity of a medium-sized company. 


About Total in Germany

Total is present in Germany since 1955 and currently employs more than 4,000 people. Its affiliate TOTAL Deutschland GmbH operates the third largest retail network in the country with around 1,200 service stations. In Germany, Total offers a wide range of energy products: lubricants, liquified petroleum gas, fuel oil, marine and aviation fuels, bitumen and specialty products dedicated to the industry. The Group operates in Leuna one of Europe’s most modern refineries: TOTAL Raffinerie Mitteldeutschland. Total is also active in petrochemicals, natural gas trading, solar energy installations with SunPower and smart solutions for automotive and aviation with Hutchinson. Finally, Total is also present in new energies for mobility with an operated network of over 2,000 charge points for electric vehicles as well as hydrogen refilling stations.


About the Marketing & Services division of Total

Total’s Marketing & Services business segment offers its professional and private customers a wide range of broad energy products and services — petroleum products, biofuels, charging and related services for electric vehicles, gas for road and maritime transportation — to support them in their mobility and help them reduce their carbon footprint. Every day, over 8 million customers visit our 16,000 service stations all over the world. As the world’s number four in lubricants, we design and sell high-performance products for the automotive, industrial and maritime sectors. And to provide the best response to the needs of our B2B customers, we deploy our sales forces, our international logistics network and our diverse offering. We operate in 107 countries, where our 31,000 employees stand close to all of our customers.


About Total

Total is a broad energy group that produces and markets fuels, natural gas and electricity. Our 100,000 employees are committed to better energy that is more affordable, more reliable, cleaner and accessible to as many people as possible. Active in more than 130 countries, our ambition is to become the responsible energy major.


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Media Relations ifm electronic gmbh

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Media Relations TOTAL Deutschland

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