Provide chain options supplier PSA BDP is increasing its footprint within the electrical car (EV) battery sector, asserting plans to construct a specialised warehouse in Dunkirk, France, that meets trade requirements for battery dealing with.
Philadelphia-based PSA BDP says the 235,000-square foot facility will likely be BREEAM licensed for sustainability and presents a location on the Port of Dunkirk with intermodal connectivity, enabling entry to sustainable options similar to e-trucks, e-barges, and rail transportation.
That inexperienced logistics functionality is a vital qualification for one of many new warehouse’s first tenants, Automotive Cells Firm (ACC), an EV battery producer that may be a three way partnership between Saft, Stellantis N.V., and Mercedes-Benz.
Because the logistics service supplier (LSP) for ACC, PSA BDP says it’s going to deal with the contract logistics and hinterland transportation for ACC’s first gigafactory in Europe, situated in Billy-Berclau, France.
Moreover ACC, the PSA BDP Dunkirk warehouse will additionally present logistics and storage companies for different prospects throughout the EV battery sector, the agency mentioned.
“The EV vertical is poised for explosive development in Europe and PSA BDP is well-positioned to turn into one of many key logistics service suppliers for this burgeoning trade. The partnership with ACC permits us to collaborate with one of many premiere EV gamers and with key stakeholders within the Hauts-De-France logistics ecosystem to co-create revolutionary provide chain options,” Vincent Ng, CEO of Enterprise Development at PSA BDP, mentioned in a launch.