A.P. Moller – Maersk (Maersk) is building a 20,000-square-metre logistics centre near Hanover for the storage and handling of electric car batteries.
The warehouse will also be used to store components to produce the batteries together with the German project developer, bauwo.
Following the recently granted construction permit, completion is scheduled for May 2024 in just one year.
The battery warehouse comes in addition to the launch of a similar facility in Teplice, Czech Republic, in November 2022.
The new facility is close to the production sites of several car makers and will help e-mobility to grow across Germany and Europe, according to Maersk.
In addition to storage and repacking, the services offered in the warehouse include in-depth quality controls and charging of the batteries as well as other value-adding services along automotive supply chains.
Up to 34,000 pallets can be accommodated in the two halls with a clear height of 12 metres.
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Jens-Ole Krenzien, Maersk Managing Director North Europe Continent, said: “The logistics centre in Berkhof will be a central building block for transporting and temporarily storing the batteries as the most important element in e-mobility.”
This announcement comes a week after Maersk inaugurated its first warehousing and distribution (W&D) facility in Cape Town, South Africa.