Along with the clean power generation, electrical mobility is a key foundation for the All Electric Society. With powerful and intelligent charging technology, we will prepare you for the e-mobility of tomorrow – sustainable, networked, and practical.
Phoenix Contact E-Mobility
The center of excellence for e-mobility within the Phoenix Contact Group
As a subsidiary of Phoenix Contact – a global market leader in industrial automation and electrical engineering – we are based in Schieder-Schwalenberg in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, close to the headquarters of our parent company in Blomberg.
We provide a broad charging technology portfolio for the rapidly growing e-mobility market, both for the vehicle charging interface and for the charging infrastructure. We are renowned for our CCS charging cables as well as our liquid-cooled charging connectors for ultra-fast high power charging.
Founded in 2013
880 employees worldwide, 400 of them based at our headquarters
31,200 m² total area worldwide, including 13,500 m² at our headquarters
Our headquarters in Germany
Explore our factory premises in Schieder-Schwalenberg
Our international locations
Development, production, and sales for the global e-mobility market
Our subsidiary PHOENIX CONTACT E-Mobility Technology Co., Ltd., based in Nanjing, is the center of excellence within the Phoenix Contact Group for the Chinese e-mobility market with its GB/T charging standard.
Accordingly, GB/T charging cables and GB/T vehicle charging sockets are developed and produced in Nanjing.
Founded in 2015
2,700 m² overall area
Following the establishment of our subsidiary PHOENIX CONTACT E‑Mobility Sp. z. o. o. in Rzeszów, Poland, we have created a completely new production site in a construction period of just five months.
The plant produces AC charging cables, infrastructure charging sockets, and vehicle charging inlets for the global market.
Founded in 2020
15,000 m² overall area
Your rapid connection to Phoenix Contact and our e-mobility range: our local subsidiaries. You can find us worldwide, with a personal contact person from your country.
55 subsidiaries and around 30 agencies worldwide provide expert consultation and a prompt delivery service.
A look at our state-of-the-art production facilities
Charging cable production at Phoenix Contact E-MobilityMovingImage
The key milestones and achievements from 2009 until today
2009 – The beginning: Development of the first customer-specific connector that offers combined signal and power transmission for charging electric vehicles.
2010 – First series production: AC charging sockets for Chinese charging column manufacturers are produced and supplied in large quantities.
2010 – Start of CCS standardization: Working together with leading automobile manufacturers, we develop and standardize a global charging standard for combined AC and DC charging (later becoming the Combined Charging System, CCS).
2011 – Charging connection system for e-buses: We develop a connector that makes it possible to exchange large batteries for electric buses. The discharged batteries are automatically replaced with fully charged batteries in the depot, thus optimizing the utilization of the buses.
2012 – First charging cables and controllers: Charging station manufacturers are supplied with the AC charging cables and controllers as well as prototypes of the combined charging cable (later becoming the Combined Charging System, CCS) in accordance with the preliminary standard for the first time.
2013 – Founding of PHOENIX CONTACT E-Mobility GmbH: The new subsidiary in Schieder-Schwalenberg bundles all of the Phoenix Contact Group e-mobility expertise under the management of Helmut Friedrich.
2014 – Fast charging in accordance with the CCS standard: The IEC 62196-3 standard, which describes fast DC charging with CCS, is adopted. Series production of vehicle charging inlets and charging cables that comply with the standard begins.
2015 – CharIN founded: Together with renowned automobile manufacturers, we form the Charging Interface Initiative to establish fast charging with the Combined Charging System.
2015 – New subsidiary in China: Phoenix Contact responds to the rapidly growing e-mobility market in Asia by founding its own e-mobility subsidiary in China.
2016 – High Power Charging prototype: US President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel hold the future of fast charging technology in their hands at the Hannover Messe.
2017 – Change to the Executive Board: Oliver Stöckl becomes the new General Manager of PHOENIX CONTACT E-Mobility GmbH. He succeeds Helmut Friedrich, who retired in late 2016.
2017 – IATF certification: Phoenix Contact E-Mobility GmbH is certified in accordance with IATF 16949. This attests that we satisfy the high demands of the automotive industry in terms of quality and process.
2018 – Extension of Administration and Production: Just five years after our foundation, the administrative area in Schieder-Schwalenberg has more than doubled. Furthermore, production capacities are increased.
2018 – High Power Charging market launch: The first HPC charging cables are delivered and installed in fast charging stations throughout Europe. In the FastCharge research project, we are demonstrating that ultra-fast HPC charging is suitable for everyday use.
2019 - Change to the Executive Board: At the beginning of the year, Michael Heinemann and Ralf Döhre took over the management of PHOENIX CONTACT E-Mobility GmbH. The previous General Manager, Oliver Stöckl, is leaving the group of companies for family reasons.
2019 – Three design awards: The new generation of our AC charging cables were awarded the German Design Award, the iF Design Award, and the Good Design Award for their modern styling and ergonomic designs.
2019 – Innovator of the year: Die Deutsche Wirtschaft (DDW) names us Innovator of the Year 2019 for our innovative HPC technology. Honorary laureate Dr. Wladimir Klitschko presented our General Manager Michael Heinemann with the business award.
2020 – Launch of the CHARX brand: From now on, the new name will bundle our broad portfolio of charging technology components for the electrification of vehicles as well as for the development of a networked charging infrastructure on the path to the All Electric Society.
2020 – New production facilities in Poland and Germany: We are extending our production capacities again. Our new plant in Rzeszów, Poland, has opened, and the production area at our headquarters in Schieder-Schwalenberg has also been extended.
2021 – Member of the German E-Mobility Association (BEM): As a new member, we are supporting the BEM in promoting e-mobility based on renewable energies and strengthening the market environment.
2022 – Environmental certification and laboratory accreditation: We successfully passed the audits for the certification of our environmental management system in accordance with ISO 14001 and for the accreditation of our test-and-release laboratory in accordance ISO/IEC 17025.
High demands on quality and innovation
Why you can trust our products 100%
We have successfully passed the IATF 16949 and ISO 9001 audits, meaning that we are the expert and reliable supplier to the automotive industry.
Standard-compliant tests performed throughout development in our accredited test-and-release laboratory ensure the electrical safety, resistance to cold and heat, and mechanical durability of our products. After production, each product undergoes thorough functional testing.
You can therefore rely on the consistent high quality and reliability of our products.
Our AC charging cables have received three prestigious design awards: the German Design Award, the iF Design Award, and the Good Design Award.
During product development, together with graduate designer Stephan Gahlow from Hamburg, the focus was on an ergonomic and attractive design, a modern and aesthetic use of form, and robust and high-quality materials.
The charging cables clearly won over the international experts on the independent juries with these outstanding product characteristics.
Our technology and manufacturing expertise
All fields of expertise from a single source
Development and engineering: When our engineers develop new solutions, we sometimes take unusual paths by developing our own manufacturing equipment and processes.
Production and Assembly: Qualified employees, a high level of flexibility, and fast response times characterize our modern production processes.
Automated high-tech manufacturing: Digitalized, networked, and precise in traceability – in this way, high quality requirements are reliably ensured with large batch quantities.
Accredited test laboratory and quality assurance: Tests accompanying development ensure the safety and resilience of our products – for consistently high quality and reliability.
Certified in accordance with IATF 16949 and ISO 9001: We have successfully passed all audits, and thus meet the high requirements of the automotive industry in terms of processes, quality, and organization.
Machine building: Phoenix Contact has close ties with the machine building industry. Our own machine building department, with more than 260 employees, provides support for all developmental and manufacturing business units worldwide.
3D printing: Whether prototypes for later series production for our customers or smaller batch quantities. With Protiq, our in-house 3D printing specialist, we can respond individually to customer requests.
Injection molding production: We benefit from fast implementation and adaptation of molds thanks to our own injection mold production.
Punching and bending production: A high level of vertical integration has always been important to us. Punched and punched-bent parts are therefore manufactured in-house for our electrical engineering products.
Turned part production: Screws and metal parts are produced by Phoenix Contact itself. Another example of our high vertical range of manufacturing, which makes us more independent.
SMD soldering technology: In our SMD production lines, surface mount devices (SMDs) are soldered directly onto the PCB through solderable contact pads.
Setting the pace for norms and standards
As a member of key networks, we are shaping the future of e-mobility
Our contribution for a livable future
Sustainable thinking and action are important to us
One focus of our sustainability activities is to reduce carbon emissions throughout our product lifecycle, from development, through production, all the way to recycling.We are committed to the Paris Climate Agreement, and have set ourselves the goal of being carbon-neutral by 2035. We advocate that supply chain activities – including the production and processing of raw materials – protect natural ecosystems.
With the introduction of an environmental management system in accordance with ISO 14001, we have committed ourselves to integrating environmental protection into all processes and thus reducing environmental impacts as far as possible.
A key to achieving the future vision of the All Electric Society is the transformation of the mobility sector to e-mobility. With a share of 20 to 25%, the mobility sector plays a key role in primary energy consumption. The announcement by the automotive industry that it intends to convert the passenger car segment completely to electric drives in the next 10 to 15 years marks an important milestone in achieving this goal.
With our products, we are also making a crucial contribution to this transformation: By enabling practical and networked charging, we are removing hurdles and thus accelerating the switch to electric, climate-friendly mobility.
With our CHARX control modular charging controllers, electric car batteries can be charged intelligently. Moreover, they are also able to return electricity to the grid whenever necessary. In this way, vehicle fleets become profitable energy storage facilities by using e-cars as electricity buffers.
The technology behind this is called vehicle-to-grid. The technical requirements and underlying conditions are described in ISO 15118. CHARX control modular meets this standard already, and is thus prepared for vehicle-to-grid.
With leading e-mobility charging technology, we are making an important contribution to increased climate protection. With the help of our certified environmental management system, we have identified all environmental aspects within the company, are already carbon-neutral to the greatest possible extent, and are keeping all environmental impacts low – with the aim of reducing them further and further.