Necks Electric, part of the Energy business area, is one of the successful Addtech subsidiaries working to improve efficiency in grid construction. In recent years, the company has captured a position as an important player behind Sweden’s successful expansion of the electricity grid at the pace needed to cope with the growing demand.
“The Swedish electricity grid faces major challenges in facilitating the country’s successful switch to renewable and fossil-free energy,” - says Marcus Johansson, Managing Director of Necks Electric. Major investments are required now and far into the future to meet existing electricity needs. The need for electricity is constantly increasing due to electric cars and large data halls, for example, which require an enormous amount of power.
Necks is a complete supplier of materials for electricity distribution, transmission and transformer stations. These include, grid pylons and insulator accessories – from the foundations for power lines, all the way up to the transmission lines. With own production in Poland and partnerships with other suppliers around the world, Necks can offer a comprehensive solution, from the production of materials, to their delivery.
“I dare say that without Necks in the Swedish market, it would be difficult to expand the electricity grid to the necessary extent. We deliver products crucial in enabling a continued high rate of investment in the Swedish electricity grid. Major investments have been made, and are being made, in the electricity grid and we have been highly successful in our sales efforts to secure these transactions,” says Marcus Johansson.
An example of a product contributing to efficient network construction is Necks Electric’s complete system of steel lattice utility poles. The concept encompasses three families of lattice utility poles optimised to provide the lowest possible overall cost for power line construction with steel poles. Their lattice structure means that the poles blend into their surroundings to some extent. The corridor is also narrowed by four meters compared with the usual horizontal distribution of the power lines.