Mitie is strengthening its high voltage, new connections and electric vehicle (EV) capabilities by acquiring Rock Power Connections Ltd.
The move will enable Mitie to provide new connections to the electric grid, high-voltage asset renewals, and end-to-end electric vehicle-charging infrastructure works for new and existing clients.
Rock Power Connections has nationwide coverage and specialises in designing and installing high-voltage electricity supplies, renewing industrial and commercial customers’ electrical assets up to 132kV for both industrial and commercial customers, and EV charging installation for non-residential customers.
The acquisition builds on Mitie’s existing EV infrastructure support. It has already delivered thousands of EV charging points for a broad range of customers. With an increasing demand for high-voltage rapid chargers and new connections to the National Grid, Rock Power Connections’ expertise will help Mitie to guarantee that clients have the right cabling and power systems in place to support their EV transition ambitions.
The business will be integrated into Mitie’s Technical Services division, supporting its broader Plan Zero and Green Projects services. Rock Power Connections’ co-founders Matt Crampton and Kev Sankar will join Mitie.
This announcement follows the recent acquisition of Dael Ventures UK in August, which boosts Mitie’s Telecoms service offering.
Carlo Alloni, managing director of Technical Services and Integrated Facilities Management at Mitie, said: “With the sale of new petrol and diesel cars set to end by 2030, the UK’s transition to electric vehicles will accelerate over the next decade. However, to ensure that the move to zero carbon transport is a success, it is vital we have the right infrastructure in place to support rapid charging at scale. This acquisition of Rock Power Connections Limited will allow us to build on our EV and high voltage power capabilities which, combined with our technical services expertise and national scale, will enable us to further support both Mitie and Rock customers with their decarbonisation journeys.”