AutoBinck Group is expanding its energy division Ebinck by acquiring a strategic holding in Noorderlicht, a B2B energy management company.
With this interest in Noorderlicht, AutoBinck Group is taking the next step in the expansion of its Ebinck division. By doing so, it is furthering the Ebinck mission to ‘offer clients access to innovative energy solutions’.
Smart Asset Management System
Through its SaaS platform, Noorderlicht focuses on installation companies, energy service companies (ESCos) and housing corporations that manage assets such as heat pumps, charging points and home batteries. The company supplies a Smart Asset Management System that makes it possible to fully automate the large-scale operation, oversight and management of household appliances. The system will also optimise the use of power generated by the household and support the utilisation of dynamic energy rates. In addition, this plug-and-play system will function independently of specific brands or types, ensuring that only a single operating system is needed to manage all electrical appliances in the home.
Next step for Ebinck
“For us, this step represents the next chapter in our sustainability journey, fully in line with the core values and strategy of the AutoBinck Group. Our mission, after all, is ‘Making innovative mobility and energy solutions accessible for all’,” says Martijn Koning, Chief Sustainability Officer for AutoBinck Group and member of the Executive Board. “Noorderlicht is an industry leader and pioneer, and we are eager to be part of their strategic growth and development. The company is also seamlessly aligned to our existing Ebinck businesses: Zelfstroom, EV Company and De Woonpas.
Scale-up and growth
Albert Dijkstra is one of Noorderlicht’s founders; he emphasises that the benefits go both ways. “The Ebinck strategy that aims to accelerate the energy transition and become an ESCo also creates exciting prospects for us. What’s more, we already had partnerships with a number of ventures in the Group.” For Noorderlicht, AutoBinck Group’s investment was a necessary precondition for scaling up their operations, expanding their team accordingly and rolling out their growth strategy.
In the photo from left to right: Albert Dijkstra and Rimko van den Bergh (founders Noorderlicht), Martijn Koning (Chief Digital and Sustainability Officer AutoBinck Group) and Paul Zekhuis (CEO AutoBinck Group).