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Automated battery warehouse set to open

Maersk has teamed up with the German project developer Bauwo to build a 20,000 sqm logistics centre to store and handle electric car batteries and components needed to produce them. In addition to storage and repacking, the services offered in the automated battery warehouse will include quality control, charging of the batteries and other value-adding services along the automotive supply chain.


The batteries are monitored by a safety system. In case of higher temperature, for example, a pallet is evacuated fully automatically and stowed in a special container, where it can be further examined.


Following the launch of a similar facility in Teplice (Czechia) in November 2022, the two new halls in Berkhof, near Hanover (Germany), will further strengthen Maersk’s position as a logistics partner to the automotive industry, the company said. Work on the 50,000 sqm site has begun.


The warehouse, where 34,000 pallets can be accommodated in the two halls with a clear height of 12 m, can also offer separate compartments dedicated to individual customers, if required. The completion of the warehouse is scheduled for May 2024. (ben)


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