Koelliker Brings B–ON to Italy: the Group Will Be the Exclusive Importer of the Original Full Electric Vehicles for Logistics
· Grows offer of lightelectric commercial vehicles distributed exclusively by historic Milanese importer
· B–ON facilitates electric transition of commercial fleets specializing in "last mile" services
· Light-duty vans, chassis cabs, MAX PURE and GIGA PURE will be available from early 2023
Milan, Nov. 22,2022 - Koelliker Group announces a new commercial partnership within the Professional world. With the signing of the agreement with B–ON, a provider of full-service solutions for fleet electrification, the range of vehicles distributed by the Milanese importer for the zero-emission logistics sector is further enriched. The exclusive agreement provides for the distribution of B-ON vehicles in Italy, San Marino and the Vatican over the next five years.
It is an agreement that further strengthens Koelliker's commitment to making its contribution to the spread of electric mobility through collaborations with carefully selected global entities of international scope.
B–ON, formed following the acquisition of StreetScooter Engineering, a subsidiary of Deutsche Post DHL, which developed the original all-electric light commercial vehicle for the German company in 2014. Now with more than 8 years of experience in the production of large-scale full electric fleets, the company has produced more than 20,000 electric vehicles designed for logistics that have completed over 400 million kilometers of work delivering packages, as well as launched a full suite of electrification services, facilitating the transition to green mobility of fleets dedicated to the last mile.
"The collaboration with B–ON adds another piece that helps us shape our mission: to offer the most suitable sustainable and intelligent mobility solution for each type of customer, thanks to the identification and introduction in our market of environmentally friendly products with high added value," said Marco Saltalamacchia, Executive Vice President and CEO of the Koelliker Group. "With B–ON, we bring functional and reliable eLCVs to Italy and give the opportunity to those working in the logistics and fleet world to be able to equip themselves with efficient and environmentally friendly vehicles."
“It’s been an incredibleyear for us at B–ON, and we’re really excited to keep the momentum goingthrough our partnership with the Koelliker Group,” said Stefan Krause, CEO andChairman of B–ON. “Their experience with and commitment to electric vehicles isthe gold standard in Italy, and it’s a privilege to work together with them toempower Italian business owners with the most proven electric commercialvehicles in the world.”
The Koelliker Group will exclusively market B–ON electric vehicles, of which light-duty vans (within 3.5t gross vehicle weight) chassis cab MAX PURE and GIGA PURE are scheduled to be imported, starting in early 2023.
Gruppo Koelliker, a pioneer in Italy in the proposal of sustainable and intelligent mobility solutions, offers private and professional users advice, products and extended services in line with different needs to guide them towards a conscious and sustainable choice in economic and environmental terms. Innovation, quality, and safety are the values that have always guided the Group, which was founded in 1936 and has a solid tradition of importing and selling cars from successful brands, including Japan's Mitsubishi Motors and Korea's SsangYong, evidenced by the more than 2,000,000 vehicles sold.
Koelliker's long experience is now combined with theability to bring a new mobility through the selection of full-electric brands including Aiways, Maxus, Seres and Wuzheng whose commercial development it supports and with which it wishes to accompany motorists in the electric transition, leveraging the skills of more than 300 professionals and a networkof dealers operating locally, as well as a Fleet & Business division that deals with the sale and creation of specific set-ups for Ministries, PublicBodies, Companies and Large Industrial Groups.
Finally, within the Group there is Autotrade & Logistics, a company based in Livorno, Italy, operating for more than 15 years in the Automotive Logistics sector, equipped with more than 700,000 sq. m. of specialized sites for car management, is able to provide an innovative logistics system to support the evolution of car manufacturers, rental companies and dealers thanks to an integrated and personalized service.
B–ON is a full-service solution provider that democratizes fleet electrification by providing access to an entire ecosystem of services through a simple process. With experienced employees working together in Europe, Asia and North America, B–ON focuses on transforming zero-emission "last mile" transportation of people and goods. By bringing together financing and insurance, service and maintenance, charging and energy management, telematics, driver solutions, and functional and reliable electric vehicles through a single point of contact, B–ON makes the electrification process accessible to all fleets, large or small.
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