A strong partnership for electromobility – ENERGU and the Diersch & Schröder Group will electrify the future together!

An electrifying partnership for the future: from left: Steffen Koplin, Head of M+A and Projects, ENERGU Managing Directors Arthur and Paul Schneider, Christoph Avé-Lallemant, COO WESER-PETROL Seehafentanklager GmbH & Co. KG

ECOVIA Holding GmbH, a subsidiary of the Diersch & Schröder Group from Bremen, is acquiring all shares in ENERGU GmbH, a young company from the Rhön region. The founders will remain on board as managing directors for the long term in order to continue the company's successful course.

ENERGU GmbH has been active and successful in the development and operation of charging infrastructure for electromobility since it was founded in 2019. The German government recently laid the foundations for the electrification of road transport with the "Charging Infrastructure Masterplan II". Around one million public charging points are to be installed in Germany by 2030.

This offers ENERGU GmbH great growth opportunities for its own development. The young company plans and operates almost 1,000 charging points in semi-public and public areas across Germany. ENERGU acts as a full-service provider and supplies everything from a single source, from hardware and planning to installation, acceptance and operation. This success story is set to continue. Arthur Schneider, founder and Managing Director, comments: "The order books are well filled. What we have lacked so far is a partner who supports us with commercial experience, capital and a good network."

"Fast decision-making processes and long-term partnerships are key success factors for a sustainable business," adds his brother Paul Schneider (Co-Founder).

Electromobility and therefore charging infrastructure will be important components of our energy business field strategy in the future. ENERGU GmbH fits perfectly into this strategy," says Jan Christiansen, CEO of the Diersch & Schröder Group. Christoph Avé-Lallemant, COO of the Energy division, adds: "An investment in this segment had been planned for our company for a long time. We are so convinced of the market potential that we decided not only to endeavour to acquire a stake in ENERGU GmbH, but also to get down to business and acquire all the shares."

As a medium-sized family business, Diersch & Schröder brings precisely the factors ENERGU is looking for to the new partnership. Over 100 years of experience, coupled with a Hanseatic and down-to-earth DNA are the characteristics of the DS Group. In the energy segment, the Group operates as a wholesaler and supplier of fuels and mobility for around 300,000 customers. DS wants to continue to provide this mobility to its customers in the future and has embarked on a path of transformation to achieve this. Electromobility from green electricity production is an important building block for the fuel mix of the future, Steffen Koplin (Head of M&A and Projects) is quoted as saying. We took the first step in this direction last year with our in-house start-up JUICIFY. The partnership with ENERGU is now the second logical step. More will follow.

Both parties are looking forward to working together in the coming years and are convinced that they will take on a present and successful role in the constantly growing electromobility market.

The Diersch & Schröder Group was advised on the transaction by the law firm ADVANT Beiten in Freiburg; the sellers were advised by lawyer Alexander Klein from Nuremberg.