ABM, a provider of facility services, infrastructure solutions, and parking management, has installed close to 30,000 EV charging stations to date, and now aims to be “a single-source solution provider across the entire EV ecosystem,” offering comprehensive engineering, design, installation and maintenance services.
To this end, the company plans to centralize its e-mobility, resiliency and electrical infrastructure operations at an expanded multiuse facility. The ABM Electrification Center will be in Cumming, Georgia, co-located with the existing operations center of ABM’s RavenVolt, which provides turnkey microgrid systems.
Construction on the 114,000-square-foot facility is to begin in July.
The Electrification Center will include an on-site training and demonstration facility for ABM and its partners, and a technology hub for testing and developing EV infrastructure solutions. Some 43,000 square feet will be dedicated to hosting dozens of EV chargers, enabling vehicle manufacturers and other clients to test interoperability on new vehicle products, and giving ABM trainees, partners and clients the opportunity to access the most popular chargers for hands-on training.
“As the country continues to embrace vehicle electrification at unprecedented rates, it’s critical for companies to establish the necessary infrastructure and interoperability of new technologies,” said ABM CEO Scott Salmirs. “Our investment in ABM’s new state-of-the-art Electrification Center is a reflection of our commitment to help future-proof the e-mobility landscape across industries.”
“Our expertise uniquely situates ABM at the epicenter of the EV ecosystem and allows us to provide the physical infrastructure needed for the future of transportation,” said Mark Hawkinson, ABM President of Technical Solutions. “The ABM Electrification Center will help our partners navigate this EV evolution and enable us to provide seamless service with up-to-the-minute knowledge for our clients from the initial planning period through implementation and maintenance.”