7 September 2021

Soltech signs extensive framework agreement with Pair on electrical charging

The interest for electrical charging posts for hotelchains, golf courses and paddle centers is growing. That’s what Soltech's subsidiary Swede Energy will take action on and deliver after signing an agreement with the parking operator Pair. The collaboration is already underway and will in the coming six-months period involve installation of hundreds of charging posts all over Sweden. The agreement between the two companies runs over a five-year period.

Swede Energy has a vast experience of green energy solutions. The company has now signed a framework agreement with the parking operator Pair. The agreement means that Swede Energy will install electrical charging posts across the country. The charging posts will then be available to visitors at, for example, at the Best Western and other hotel chains, independent hotels, golf courses and at padle facilities.

– It is with great pleasure that we can now announce that we have signed a framework agreement with Pair for hundreds of charging posts. Pair is an exciting operator that fills a growing need for charging infrastructure, not least when the majority of the country's municipalities have a shortage of charging posts, which causes unnecessary emissions. We are very much looking forward to helping to create a more holistic charging infrastructure across the country, says Christoffer Caesar, CEO of Swede Energy.

Charging points – increasingly important service
Sustainability investments, such as charging posts, have emerged as a much wanted service to guests as well as an alternative source of income during the pandemic when the number of guests has decreased. Pair has installed charging posts for the well-known hotel chain Best Western and has extensive experience of working with both the hotel industry and golf courses. Per Gerleman, founder of Pair, knows the importance for hotels of being able to offer charging points at its facilities.

– We are pleased that we have now landed this agreement with Swede Energy. They offered an overall responsibility with nationwide ambitions, and it feels great that we can now move forward together. Charging poles are becoming an increasingly important service for creating an attractive hospitality industry and the hotel industry is breathing future optimism again, and therefore it feels extra good that we will now enabling charging points at more hotel facilities, says Per Gerleman, founder of Pair.

– Green energy solutions play a key role in our ambition to develop smart and attractive hotel facilities that are appreciated by both our guests and the environment. Offering charging points at our hotels creates even better conditions for us to be competitive in a future where electrification spots places new demands on the whole of society and also on us in the service industry, says Agneta Jaktland Director of Quality Assurance at Best Western.