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CMS launches EV charging station installation service

By 08/07/2021No Comments

The installation of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations is the latest new service to be launched by facilities maintenance company, Commercial Maintenance Services UK Ltd (CMS).

With businesses planning to invest an estimated £15.8 billion in fleet electrification over the next 12 months, the company says it is already experiencing a high nationwide demand for commercial charging points.

CMS recently added a specialist air conditioning team to its suite of business-critical services and is preparing to offer commercial heat pump installations later this year.

Bennet Hoskyns-Abrahall, Commercial Director at CMS said: “The decarbonisation of the economy is picking up pace and we are adapting our skills, knowledge, and expertise to meet the changing needs of our clients.

“The electrification of vehicles in the UK is gaining significant momentum and businesses recognise that this not only lowers transport costs but is reducing pollution levels, together with their carbon footprint.

“Staff and customers are coming to expect that businesses offer EV charging stations, which also highlights a clear commitment to the environment. In addition, introducing electric cars into a business offers a number of tax advantages.

“We have a huge range of clients, many operating multi-site locations across the UK, including hospitality, the care sector, leisure and educational facilities, who all require or are planning to install EV charging stations.

“We can save clients time and money by installing a charging station while our engineers are undertaking other planned maintenance, that way they deal with one company with one point of contact, which simplifies the whole process.” 

Most of the CMS electrical engineering team have already completed the necessary training to ensure compliance with EV charge point regulations and codes of practice.

Hoskyns-Abrahall added: “We are responding to clients’ changing requirements and as a result, as well as traditional forms of heating, we install biomass, and are developing our capabilities to deliver both combined heat and power (CHP) systems, together with ground source heat pumps.

“We see these low-carbon technologies as the future and a core part of our strategy to grow the business.”

FMJ and Grundon Waste Management have launched the 2021 waste and recycling management survey. It’s the fourth year for the annual appraisal of how FMs manage their waste and recycling activities and one which marks an unprecedented period of disruption to services due to the pandemic.

In order to understand how FMs have navigated their way through the last year and their plans for meeting stringent waste and recycling targets we’ve posed a series of questions – aided by the advice and experience of our editorial steering committee.

The results of the 2021 survey will be published in FMJ magazine and form the basis of a white paper co-written by FMJ and the experts at Grundon on how to approach waste and recycling strategies.

To take part in the survey click here.

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