Kuehne + Nagel rolls out KN BatteryChain
At New Mobility World 2017, Kuehne + Nagel unveiled the KN BatteryChain- the first integrated supply chain solution that actively addresses the increasing global demand for lithium batteries, fostering the worldwide trend towards drive electrification through battery-powered vehicles.
September 15, 2017
Kuehne + Nagel had unveiled the KN BatteryChain at the New Mobility World 2017, which is part of the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt. The KN BatteryChain is the first integrated supply chain solution that actively addresses the increasing global demand for lithium batteries, fostering the worldwide trend towards drive electrification through battery-powered vehicles.
Government regulations to meet CO2 emission targets and changing consumer behaviour encouraged by increased battery performance are driving up the worldwide production of BEV (battery electric vehicles). It is assumed that in the next five years the electric car stock will triple. This in turn will boost the demand for transportation and storage of the key component lithium-ion battery.
Large-format lithium batteries as used for electric vehicles require a high level of handling detail and expertise to comply with international dangerous goods regulations and restrictions. Kuehne + Nagel addresses this complexity with its certified end-to-end solution KN BatteryChain, specifically designed to offer safe, reliable and efficient mass transportation as well as storage of lithium cells and batteries.
Dr. Detlef Trefzger, CEO Kuehne + Nagel International AG, commented: “KN BatteryChain demonstrates Kuehne + Nagel’s leading role in global automotive logistics and our capability to anticipate industry trends from which we derive industry-specific solutions in time. I am convinced that this innovative solution developed in close cooperation with our customers and partners will set industry standards for the supply chain along the entire battery life cycle and support our automotive customers and the aftermarket to grow their businesses.”