We are introducing our successful purchasing concept in Austria, whereby energy is sourced in two markets at fixed and variable rates. In so doing, customers stand to benefit from the combination of cost savings and risk spreading. Salzburg-based Scholt Energy Control GmbH has been established, and companies in Austria can enter into a supply contract from 1 October.
Logical next step
We have been active in the energy market since 2005. Originally a Dutch company, we expanded our operations to the Belgian market in 2010, and in 2015 we entered the German market. Our customer portfolio currently consists of 5,000 companies, and turnover is expected to reach EUR 600 million this year.
In each country, customers are supported by regional fixed contacts and energy specialists working from offices in Valkenswaard (Netherlands), Waregem (Belgium), Ratingen and Stuttgart (Germany).
“With 15 years of market experience and growth in all the countries in which we operate, this is a good next step. In addition to the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany, we are pursuing European growth with energy supply in Austria. We expect to be able to offer Austrian customers a good alternative to the existing market players. In addition, the Austrian energy market is very similar to the markets in which we already have a presence.”
Scholt Energy is not only an energy supplier, but also an energy partner. We focus on long-term partnerships, offering services such as solar panels, energy savings and energy control, in addition to supplying energy. In Austria, we will start by supplying energy to corporate customers, with additional services to follow later.
CEO Rob van Gennip “As a forward-thinking organization in a competitive market, we want to maintain solid growth. The high level of customer satisfaction and low customer churn shows that we are able to maintain our customer focus and flexibility, even with our strong growth. We look forward to the challenge of also achieving this in Austria from 1 January."