Imtech: Toyota order; first large-scale network for electric transport

Gouda - Royal Imtech N.V. (IM-AE, technical services provider in and outside Europe) announces that it will be installing a high-tech network of intelligent charging points at the home addresses of owners of the new Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid and at all Toyota dealers in the Netherlands. Between 1,300 and 2,500 charging points are expected to be installed at the homes of owners in 2012, and 117 double charging points at Toyota dealers. The network is part of Toyota's charging service, which is included in the sale price of a new hybrid car, and is the first large-scale network for electric vehicles in the Netherlands. René van der Bruggen, CEO Imtech: 'Various initiatives are set to take off soon in the European market for intelligent networks. One of these is the installation of manufacturer-specific networks for drivers and for dealers. In this way car manufacturers can substantially increase their service to drivers, and a major hurdle to buying electric or hybrid cars will be removed. Imtech has special roll-out teams that are able to implement this kind of large-scale network quickly, in a client-friendly manner and to high quality standards. This job will be a first-class example to other car manufacturers.' Quick and easy administration The roll-out has been commissioned by The New Motion, developer and supplier of charging products for electric cars, and partner of Toyota importer Louwman & Parqui in the roll-out of charging infrastructure in the Netherlands. Imtech's technical specialists will be placing the charging points on drivers' property or, after obtaining permission from the municipality concerned and/or the owner, on public property. The charger minutely registers when and for how long the car battery is being charged, which makes it very easy for the driver to keep track of these details, so they can, for example, submit them to an employer or the taxman. Growth in number of charging points Imtech and The New Motion foresee rapid growth in the number of charging points. It will be of key importance that coordination and data registration processes are properly set up. In this way charging points could become commodities. Imtech is using its own job-specific management system to facilitate this. 0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0 More information Imtech Media: Analysts & Investors: Pieter Koenders Jeroen Leenaers Director Corporate Communications Manager Investor Relations T: +31 655 74 65 85 T: +31 182 54 35 04 E: E: More information The New Motion Francesca Kirby-Petruccio T: + 31 646 31 63 60 E: Imtech profile Royal Imtech N.V. is a European technical services provider in the fields of electrical solutions, ICT (information and communication technology) and mechanical solutions. With 28,600 employees, Imtech achieves annual revenue of more than 5.1 billion euro. Imtech holds strong positions in the buildings and industry markets in the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Austria, Eastern Europe, Sweden, Norway, Finland, the UK, Ireland, Turkey and Spain, the European markets of ICT and Traffic as well as in the global marine market. In total Imtech serves 23,000 customers. Imtech offers added value with integrated and multidisciplinary total solutions that lead to better business processes and more efficiency for customers and the customers they, in their turn, serve. Imtech also offers solutions that contribute towards a sustainable society, for example in the areas of energy, the environment, water and mobility. Imtech shares are listed on the NYSE Euronext Amsterdam, where Imtech is included in the Midkap Index. Imtech shares are also included in the Dow Jones STOXX 600 index. The New Motion profile The New Motion was set up in 2009 and is an initiative of Tendris with the support of the DOEN Foundation (Stichting DOEN). The New Motion has approximately 40 employees and has its registered offices in Amsterdam. The objective of The New Motion is reducing the use of fossil fuels in daily commuter transport. Electric cars represent a substantial step towards this objective. The New Motion works tirelessly towards getting electric transport in the Netherlands and elsewhere up and running, swiftly and properly. It delivers charging solutions for users of electric cars and runs a network of slow and fast chargers at publicly accessible places, offering users contracts for charging their cars at any of these points. pdf version of press release: This announcement is distributed by Thomson Reuters on behalf of Thomson Reuters clients. The owner of this announcement warrants that: (i) the releases contained herein are protected by copyright and other applicable laws; and (ii) they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein. Source: Imtech via Thomson Reuters ONE [HUG#1619519]