Zurich, 8 January 2019 – SPIE Switzerland, a subsidiary of the SPIE group, the independent European leader in multi-technical services in the areas of energy and communications, created its E-Mobility division on January 1st 2019. The new entity will be led by Peter Arnet, who is joining SPIE Switzerland board.
E-mobility, a growing market
With the aim of achieving climate neutrality by 2050, European governments are investing massively in the development of electromobility programmes. In Switzerland, the Confederation presented a roadmap for promoting electromobility in December 2018.
With the creation of the E-Mobility division and its joining of the Swiss eMobility association in September 2018, SPIE Switzerland is positioning on the fast-growing market of electric mobility.
“The E-Mobility division completes our commitment in the Smart City field which already includes services of the ICS (Information & Communication Services), MTS (Multi-Technical Services) and IFS (Integral Facility Services) divisions”, explains Pierre Savoy, Managing Director of SPIE Switzerland. “With the E-Mobility division, we are bringing our skills together within a single entity and improving the service offered to our customers”, Pierre Savoy continues.
The E-Mobility division of SPIE Switzerland offers a full range of services covering the entire life cycle of electric charging infrastructure: analysis and planning of the sites, connection to the electricity network, development of technical concepts, and operation and maintenance consulting.
Peter Arnet heads up the E-Mobility division of SPIE Switzerland
Peter Arnet, 51, has worked in distribution for almost 15 years, in particular at Axair Kobra and Walter Meier. He then became purchasing manager within the Alpiq InTec group, where he restructured strategic purchasing. In 2011, he initiated the creation of and managed the company Alpiq E-Mobility. Peter Arnet also co-founded the Swiss eMobility association.
As a specialist in electromobility recognised at European level, Peter Arnet will also participate in the work of the E-Mobility committee of the SPIE group. “SPIE can play a leading role in the development of electric mobility in Switzerland. SPIE Switzerland will exchange experiences with the other European subsidiaries of the Group and will therefore benefit from the experience acquired and its position as a pioneer”, comments Peter Arnet, director of the new E-Mobility division of SPIE Switzerland.
In April 2019, the E-Mobility division of SPIE Switzerland will be present, with the Swiss eMobility association, at the strategic “Smart Suisse” congress in Basel, of which SPIE has been a partner from the start.
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