Cologne, April 15, 2019 – CHEP Automotive has announced a world premiere for the Battery Show in Stuttgart. The supplier of supply chain solutions will be presenting its first reusable packaging solution, in a share and reuse model, for lithium-ion batteries at the leading European trade fair for battery technology, to be held at the Stuttgart Exhibition Centre from 7 to 9 May.
The container system, which recently received the UN certification for Class 9 dangerous goods, is based on the CHEP standard containers EuroBin FLC and IsoBin 33. It is specially tailored to the transport requirements of the automotive industry. The aim is to offer OEMs, battery manufacturers as well as Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers, who manufacture or transport lithium-ion battery packs and cells, a globally scalable, safe and efficient multi-way transport solution.
Whether as a battery or rechargeable battery, lithium-ion batteries have spread rapidly in recent years. They are not only to be found in electric cars, but are also used in watches, mobile phones, notebooks, industrial trucks and even pacemakers. Their big advantage is a high effectiveness and an almost completely missing memory effect.
However, the transport of lithium-ion batteries is not without its dangers. They react with numerous substances, can overheat and catch fire or explode. Lithium ion batteries are therefore classified as Class 9 dangerous goods and are subject to special transport regulations depending on the country and carrier.
CHEP has been active as a packaging partner for the automotive industry since 1975. The company operates 62 automotive centers worldwide and a pool of 300 million fast-moving containers and pallets in global supply chains.
CHEP is a global provider of supply chain solutions serving the consumer goods, fresh food, beverage, manufacturing and retail sectors in more than 60 countries. CHEP offers a wide range of logistics and operational platforms and support services that are designed to increase performance and lower risk while improving environmental sustainability. CHEP’s 12,500 employees and approximately 300 million reusable platforms (pallets and containers) deliver comprehensive coverage and exceptional value, supporting more than 500,000 customer touch-points for global brands such as Procter & Gamble, Sysco, Kellogg’s and Nestlé. CHEP is part of the Brambles Group, the operator of a portfolio that includes IFCO, the leading provider of Reusable Plastic Containers (RPCs) to the fresh food supply chain globally, as well as specialist container logistics businesses serving the automotive sector. For more information visit www.chep.com or www.brambles.com.