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Consett’s Mer plots job expansion after switching to new name

A County Durham electric vehicle charging point company says it is pressing ahead with job creation plans after launching its new name.

Consett-based Elmtronics is now officially known as Mer following its acquisition by the latter earlier this year.

And bosses say the fresh landscape has already created jobs, with the company’s headcount rising by 20 per cent – and more posts set to be filled.

They say staff are needed to oversee the firm’s anticipated growth amid rising business, workplace and fleet demand for electric vehicle equipment.

Dan Martin, Mer UK’s managing director, fleet and workplace charging – who co-founded Elmtronics with Anthony Piggott – said: “Over the last 12 months, we have seen a 44 per cent year-on-year growth in demand for charging infrastructure as the industry shifts to more sustainable practices.

“And I believe this acquisition provides us with enhanced expertise to continue to successfully guide businesses through electric vehicle adoption and we look forward to driving this change,” said Dan, pictured, above left, with Anthony.

He added: “It’s great to see the integration of Elmtronics into Mer beginning to benefit customers.

“As Mer, we will be offering our business customers more choice, a larger network and improved services.

“And we will continue to invest to further support commercial businesses looking to establish electric vehicle fleets in the UK.”