What will drive trains and mobility look like in the future? To answer this question, manufacturers, politicians and society at large have embarked on a journey of discovery. Battery-based electric drive trains will play a big part in the evolution of automotive transportation. At inTime, we are already thinking today about the logistics requirements of tomorrow. Lithium-ion batteries are challenging to transport. Their delicate structures, chemical reactions and basic construction make them dangerous goods whose transportation has to comply with dangerous goods laws. Overland international transportation has a big impact on the reliability of automotive manufacturing.
We are already experts at translating regulations into practicable solutions with our battery transportation services. We partner with OEMs and 1st and 2nd tier suppliers and put our strong European network to work for them. And since we want to give our customers access to a comprehensive cradle-to-grave solution in the future, we have invested in LiBCycle. The Munich-based start-up has made it its mission to develop an IT-supported recycling system for used and defective electric vehicle batteries. One of the key elements of its plan will be a transportation crate that can be used for almost every standard battery type. It will take the guesswork out of transportation for industry users. We are contributing to its development by sharing our supply chain expertise.
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