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    20/09/2010

    L'EV Plug Alliance annonce l'adhésion de nouveaux membres et ses premiers produits disponibles

    Citelum, DBT, FCI, Leoni, Nexans, Sagemcom, Tyco Electronics intègrent l’Alliance fondée par Legrand, Scame et Schneider Electric, afin de promouvoir un branchement électrique haute sécurité pour l’infrastructure du Véhicule Electrique

    L’EV Plug Alliance annonce ce jour l’adhésion de Citelum, DBT, FCI, Leoni, Nexans, Sagemcom et Tyco Electronics, rejoignant ainsi Legrand, Scame, Schneider Electric, Gewiss, Maréchal Electric, Radiall, Vimar, Weidmüller France et Yazaki Europe. Formée fin mars 2010 par Schneider Electric, Legrand et Scame, l’EV Plug Alliance a pour objectif de promouvoir l’usage d’une solution de branchement et d’une prise haute sécurité pour l’infrastructure de charge du Véhicule Electrique.

    Ce nouvel élargissement de l’EV Plug Alliance démontre la pertinence de la solution de convergence promue par l’Alliance afin de proposer rapidement une solution standardisée pour connecter le Véhicule Electrique en Europe. Les nouveaux membres contribuent ainsi à mettre en place un écosystème avec une norme reconnue, grâce à laquelle il sera possible de développer des solutions et des applications concrètes pour révolutionner l’infrastructure de charge électrique.

    Début juillet 2010, l’Alliance a conclu les essais de produits de plusieurs partenaires. L’ensemble des essais définis par le projet de norme de la CEI, CD 62196-2 en cours de finalisation, ont été couronnés de succès. Les produits soutenus par l’EV Plug Alliance sont désormais disponibles sur le marché.

    Le type de branchement soutenu par l’Alliance, installé côté infrastructure de recharge, assurera la compatibilité entre les produits des différents fournisseurs. En acceptant une puissance de charge allant jusqu’à 22 kW, sur des installations mono ou triphasées, ce branchement assurera la recharge des véhicules électriques ou hybrides rechargeables. La prise offrira le plus haut niveau de sécurité, grâce à des obturateurs empêchant tout contact accidentel avec des parties sous tension, en respectant le standard de prises et de branchement en cours de finalisation par la CEI.

    L’EV Plug Alliance participera au Mondial de l’Automobile de Paris, du 2 au 17 octobre 2010 (Hall 2.1, stand n° 441).

    Illustration des premiers produits testés et validés par l’EV Plug Alliance

    Legrand Legrand
    Legrand Legrand
    Scame
    Scame
    Schneider Electric Schneider Electric
    Schneider Electric Schneider Electric

    A propos de Legrand
    Legrand Group is the global specialist in electrical and digital building Infrastructures. Its comprehensive ranges for use in commercial, industrial and residential markets makes it a benchmark for suppliers worldwide. Innovation for a steady flow of new products with high-added value is a prime vector for growth. Legrand reported sales of €3.6 billion in 2009. The company is listed on Euronext and is a component stock of indexes including the SBF120. FTSE4Good, MSCI World and ASPI.
    www.legrandgroup.com 

    A propos de Scame
    SCAME is a worldwide Company that produces electric material for low voltage applications. The range of products is divided into four “sections” (Industrial Products; Distributions Boards and Consumer Units; Accessories for Electrical Plants and Products for Domestic Applications). SCAME has been involved for more than 10 years in the development of connectors for Electrical Vehicles, participating in Italian and International Committees in order to define international standards for couplers and re-charging systems for EVs.
    www.scame.com

    A propos de Schneider Electric
    Spécialiste mondial de la gestion de l'énergie, présent dans plus de 100 pays, Schneider Electric offre des solutions intégrées pour de nombreux segments de marchés. Le Groupe bénéficie d’une position de leader sur ceux de l'énergie et des infrastructures, des processus industriels, des automatismes du bâtiment, des centres de données et réseaux ainsi que d’une large présence dans les applications du résidentiel. Mobilisés pour rendre l’énergie sûre, fiable et efficace, ses plus de 100 000 collaborateurs réalisent plus de 15,8 milliards d’euros de chiffre d’affaires en 2009 en s’engageant auprès des individus et des organisations afin de les aider à tirer le meilleur de leur énergie.
    www.schneider-electric.com

    A propos de Citelum
    Present in 22 countries, CITELUM is a leading world player in urban lighting management and urban electrical equipment operation. Within a global comprehensive approach CITELUM manage more than 2.2 millions lighting points worldwide and operates different urban equipment as videosurveillance, Wifi hotspots, electronic information boards, access management equipments and EV recharge systems. CITELUM is leading the TeleWatt project which aims at developing an EV recharge system based on public lighting network.
    www.citelum.fr

    A propos de DBT
    European leader in E.V charging systems, DBT’s range of activities also includes conceiving, manufacturing and distributing current transformers, energy supply units for public spaces, retractable access control bollards and deterrent systems. DBT charging units range from Level I to Level III (low to fast charge: 8 hours to under 30 minutes) and allow all types of vehicles to be recharged (cars, two-wheelers, lorries…). For 20 years, DBT has been committed to adapting its products to fit each client particular needs, engineering and design wise. With a total of 6 000 charging units installed around the globe, DBT currently has the largest functioning pool in the world.
    www.dbt.fr

    A propos de FCI
    With 12,000 employees in 30 countries and sales of 935 million Euros in 2009, FCI is a global manufacturer of connectors for various markets such as automotive, telecommunications infrastructure, consumer and industrial electronics. FCI Motorized Vehicles Division is involved mainly in Automotive but also in non-Automotive Transportation markets and offers innovative interconnect solutions for all electronic systems: electrical harness, interior and car body equipment, exterior lighting, braking systems, safety restraint systems, powertrain sensors and electronics. And regarding the booming demand of cost effective high power interconnections for Electric Vehicles (EV) and Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEV), FCI is one of the very few connector makers to meet these objectives with a range of production-ready connectors and vehicle charge plugs selected on mass production vehicles.
    www.fci.com

    A propos de Gewiss
    Gewiss is a leading world player in creating solutions for domotics, energy and lighting in the residential, tertiary and industrial sectors. Company operations are based on innovation, research and quality control - to continually develop a portfolio of products which today incorporates more than 20,000 items - the most comprehensive range for the Integrated Electrical System - and meets all requirements for safety, design and functionality. Established in 1970 by Domenico Bosatelli, Gewiss is an international Group with approximately 1,600 employees, operating in 80 countries all over the world.
    www.gewiss.com

    A propos de Leoni
    Leoni is a global supplier of wires, optical fibers, cables and cable systems as well as related services for the automotive sector and further industries. Leoni develops and produces technically sophisticated products from single-core automotive cables through to complete wiring systems. Leoni’s product range also comprises wires and strands, standardised cables, special cables and cable system assemblies for various industrial markets. The group of companies, which is listed on the German MDAX, employs around 50,000 people in 37 countries and generated consolidated sales of EUR 2.16 billion in 2009.
    www.leoni.com

    A propos de Maréchal Electric
    Pioneer in the field of industrial electrical connections for over 50 years, Maréchal Electric manufactures and markets a comprehensive range of heavy duty plugs and socket-outlets with integral switching, using a unique silver-tipped butt contact technology. Two companies of the Maréchal group, Avcon (USA) and Vecma (France), were at the forefront of all EV programmes in the 1990’s. The overall Maréchal range caters for applications from 5 A to 700 A. Maréchal products are suitable for all applications with an unrivalled level of safety. The company works with an extensive network of subsidiaries and distributors all around the world.
    www.marechal.com

    A propos de Nexans
    With energy as the basis of its development, Nexans, the worldwide leader in the cable industry, offers an extensive range of cables and cabling systems. The Group is a global player in the infrastructure, industry, building and Local Area Network markets. Nexans addresses a series of market segments: from energy, transport and telecom networks to shipbuilding, oil and gas, nuclear power, automotives, electronics, aeronautics, material handling and automation. Nexans is a responsible industrial company that regards sustainable development as integral to its global and operational strategy. Continuous innovation in products, solutions and services, employee development and engagement, and the introduction of safe industrial processes with limited environmental impact are among the key initiatives that place Nexans at the core of a sustainable future. With an industrial presence in 39 countries and commercial activities worldwide, Nexans employs 22,700 people and had sales in 2009 of 5 billion euros. Nexans is listed on NYSE Euronext Paris, compartment A.
    www.nexans.com

    A propos de Radiall
    Radiall is a global manufacturer of leading edge interconnect solutions. The company offers an extensive range of RF coaxial connectors and cable assemblies, coaxial switches, fiber optic and microwave components, multipin connectors and more. Radiall has sales offices and subsidiaries throughout the world, R&D in the U.S, Europe and China, along with manufacturing facilities strategically located in the U.S., Mexico, India, and China. The Radiall website is www.radiall.com.

    A propos de Sagemcom
    A French, international scale, high-tech company, Sagemcom is working to establish itself as a leader in high added value communicating terminals. It specialises in broadband communications, telecoms and energy, and the document management sectors: consumer and professional printing terminals, digital TV set-top boxes, broadband and residential terminals, communicating management solutions, energy and systems management, telecom partnerships and convergence. With a turnover of almost 1.2 billion euros, Sagemcom employs 6,000 people on five continents. It is headquartered in Rueil-Malmaison (France). Sagemcom’s sustainable development policy commitment starts right from the product design stage. It applies to the whole of the industrial process, from eco-design in accordance with ISO standards, reducing the energy consumption of its products, and all in the context of an ethical code of practice applicable on all its suppliers. Sagemcom was the winner of the 2009 and 2010 Telecommunication Product category Customer Service Prize.
    www.sagemcom.com

    A propos de Tyco Electronics
    Tyco Electronics Ltd. is a leading global provider of engineered electronic components, network solutions, specialty products and subsea communication systems, with fiscal 2009 sales of US$10.3 billion to customers in more than 150 countries. We design, manufacture and market products for customers in a broad array of industries including automotive; data communication systems and consumer electronics; telecommunications; aerospace, defense and marine; medical; energy; and lighting. With approximately 7,000 engineers and worldwide manufacturing, sales and customer service capabilities, Tyco Electronics' commitment is our customers' advantage.
    www.te.com

    A propos de Vimar
    Vimar, energia positiva since 1945, is a leading worldwide Company providing components and systems for electrical installations and home automation, founded on 1 May 1945 in Marostica (Vicenza), Italy, still today the main Company Headquarter. With more than 1,000 people, overall, presence in more than 100 countries, Vimar offers a wide range of products, symbol of “Made in Italy”, covering all needs in electrical and electronic installations: different ranges of wiring devices, plugs, sockets and adaptors, wall boxes and distribution-boards; the home automation system By-me; Well-Contact and Call-way systems respectively for hotel and hospital applications; Netsafe for structured cabling.
    www.vimar.eu

    A propos de Weidmüller France
    Weidmüller positions itself successfully worldwide on a sustained basis as the leading provider of solutions for electrical connectivity, transmission and conditioning of power, signal and data in industrial environments. The company develops, produces and sells products in the field of electrical connectivity and electronics all over the world. Via a global network of application specialists Weidmüller offers engineering services and develops applications for specific solutions. The complete product and service portfolio consistently assures both Weidmüller and its customers of competitive advantages and an increase in value. The Weidmüller Group has a global focus with its own manufacturing plants, sales companies and representatives in over 80 countries. In its fiscal year 2009 Weidmüller reached sales of 400 million Euros. The company employs 3,450 people worldwide.
    www.weidmueller.com

    A propos de Yazaki Europe
    Of Japanese origin, Yazaki is world leader in the electric and electronic distribution systems for automobile. Major actor within the European manufacturers and servicing the French market, Yazaki is located in the Yvelines district in Paris area.
    www.yazaki-europe.com 

    CONTACT PRESSE CITELUM    CONTACT PRESSE DBT
    Alexandre Bouxin
    Communication
    Tel.: +33 621 690 491
    abouxin@citelium.fr
      Karine Lions
    KL.com
    Tel.: +33 145 622 781
    klcom@wanadoo.fr
         
    CONTACT PRESSE FCI   CONTACT PRESSE GEWISS
    Carine Caillau
    Communication
    Tel.: +33 139 492 082
    cacaillau@fciconnect.com
      Flavia Mandelli
    Communication
    Tel.: +39 035 946 111
    flavia.mandelli@gewiss.com
         
    CONTACT PRESSE LEGRAND   CONTACT PRESSE LEONI
    Vilizara Lazarova
    Publicis Consultants
    Tel.: +33 157 328 646
    vilizara.lazarova@consultants.publicis.fr
      Céline Vine Kuehn
    Low-Emission Vehicle Development Manager
    Tel.: +33 130 853 931
    celine.vine-kuehn@leoni.com
         
    CONTACT PRESSE MARECHAL ELECTRIC   CONTACT PRESSE NEXANS
    Laure de Piante Vicin
    Press Relations & Communication
    Tel.: + 33 145 116 056
    l.depiante@marechal.com
      Thierry Roucher
    Marketing Communication Director
    Tel.: +33 1 73 23 84 12
    thierry.roucher@nexans.com
         
    CONTACT PRESSE RADIALL   CONTACT PRESSE SAGEMCOM
    Denis Aubourg
    Commercial Director
    Tel.: +33 149 353 556
    denis.aubourg@radiall.com
      Aurore Chiquot
    Press Relations
    Tel.: +33 1 53 32 11 83
    aurore.chiquot@linkrp.eu
         
    CONTACT PRESSE SCAME   CONTACT PRESSE SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC
    Maria Lucia Scainelli
    Public Relations
    Tel.: +39 035 705 394
    marialuciascainelli@scame.com
      Véronique Roquet Montegon
    Corporate Press & Public Relations
    Tel.: +33 141 297 076
    veronique.roquet-montegon@schneider-electric.com
         
    CONTACT PRESSE TYCO ELECTRONICS   CONTACT PRESSE VIMAR
    Lorna Putze
    Communication
    lorna.putze@tycoelectronics.com
      Jacopo Gasparetto
    Media Communication Manager
    Tel.: +39 0424 48 8713
    jacopo.gasparetto@vimar.it
         
    CONTACT PRESSE WEIDMÜLLER   CONTACT PRESSE YAZAKI EUROPE
    José Batista
    Press Relations
    Tel.: +33 134 245 533
    j.batista@weidmuller.fr
    Christine Acxel
    Public Relations
    Tel.: +33 139 239 495
    christine.acxel@yazaki-europe.com