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Wallbox has invested more than 70 million euros in its first plant in the United States

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Wallbox continues with its expansion in the United States and fully enters the North American market with the construction of a factory in Arlington in the state of Texas, to complement its operations and services in this market. More than 70 million euros will be invested in the project.

The Spanish company, which is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, has its corporate headquarters located in Mountain View (California) and There are already two warehouses, one in Burlington (North Carolina) and the other in Bloomington (California).,

This is the fourth state-of-the-art factory, after two plants in Barcelona (Sant Andreu and Zona Franca) and one in China. Will have the capacity to produce over 250,000 chargers in the rest of the yearWith a target to reach one million units by 2030. The 12,000-square-meter facility will produce the company’s all-electric chargers for the North American market.

“Bringing Wallbox’s production capacity to the United States significantly strengthens our ability to meet the needs of that market, which along with Europe and China is one of the most important to us,” said Enrique Asuncion, CEO and Co-Founder he said.

Arlington will produce the Hypernova Charger in 2023

The Arlington plant will initially start production of the Pulsar Plus model. This home charger is available with Type 1 and Type 2 hoses and has up to 22 kW (3-phase) charging power. Wallbox will start production of the HyperNova charger at this factory next year.

HyperNova, which was presented at the opening of Texas facilities, has a charging power of 400 kW Ability to add up to 100 miles in five minutes, According to Wallbox, this model is specifically designed to be applied in long-distance electric vehicle corridors.

In addition, this model is expected to meet the requirements of a Made in America decree, Buy America which gives priority to the purchase of products manufactured in the United States.

700 employees by 2030

Wallbox has calculated that it will double its workforce next year; by 2025, it will already employ about 250 people in Arlington, almost 700 people by 2030,

As well as the factory inaugurated in the Barcelona Free Trade Zone last April, the North American plant is built using the cradle-to-cradle (C2C) method, which eliminates unnecessary waste through eco-efficient design and materials. is terminated. The company is committed to achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.

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