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Wallbox, the Spanish manufacturer of charging solutions for electric cars, has inaugurated this April its third charger factory in the world, which will be located in Barcelona. This will be the first of two that it will start up this year, along with the one in Arlington, Texas, which it plans to open in September.
The company has invested nine million euros in this new plant in Barcelona’s Zona Franca, which currently employs 203 people and produces at a rate of 1,200 chargers per day, although it plans to reach one million units per year and employ 520 people when operating at full capacity by 2025.
The inauguration event of the new plant was attended by the Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism, Reyes Maroto; the President of the Generalitat, Pere Aragonés; the Mayor of Barcelona, Ada Colau; and the CEO of Iberdrola, Sánchez Galán, the company that helped develop this unicorn by being its first investor.
“Wallbox is one of our unicorns, one of our start-ups with the greatest international projection. A success that is due to its decisive commitment to talent and national capabilities. Spain is an attractive country for investment, we want many more Wallboxes”, declared Reyes Maroto, the Minister of Industry, during the event.
During the event, Enric Asunción, CEO and co-founder of Wallbox, reviewed the company’s trajectory, highlighting that “We are no longer a start-up, we have grown up”. The company was born in 2015, and in just seven years, it has grown from a single charger in 2015 to more than one million according to estimates for this year.