VAHLE secures energy supply for the logistics infrastructure of key industries 26.03.2020

Without a reliable power supply, many mobile industrial applications such as stacker cranes in automated small parts warehouses come to a standstill. (Photo VAHLE)
Without a reliable power supply, many mobile industrial applications such as stacker cranes in automated small parts warehouses come to a standstill. (Photo VAHLE)
Many hospitals use driverless transport systems for internal supply, which must be supplied with energy. (Photo DS AUTOMOTION GmbH)
Many hospitals use driverless transport systems for internal supply, which must be supplied with energy. (Photo DS AUTOMOTION GmbH)

Paul Vahle GmbH & Co. KG supports the supply processes of many key industries as a system provider for mobile industrial applications. The innovative energy and data transmission systems of the Kamen-based company are an important component of numerous intralogistics processes.

Kamen, March 26, 2020 - In automated refrigerated warehouses for food, in crane and port technology or for transport systems within hospitals, VAHLE products reliably provide energy for mobile consumers. Therefore, VAHLE works according to a fixed emergency plan to safeguard operational business activities as well as manufacturing and supply chains. To protect the health of its own personnel, special hygiene and safety measures have been taken for this purpose.

"Our technology is at the heart of many automated processes in areas that are crucial for the basic supply of society," explains Achim Dries, Managing Director at VAHLE. "That's why we're doing everything we can to ensure that our partners can continue to supply people with food, pharmaceuticals and other essential goods during the Covid-19 pandemic." After all, a reliable energy supply is essential for the operation of automated logistics warehouses, crane systems or other mobile industrial applications. VAHLE system applications are also used in port technology and a renowned university hospital.

"If the power supply breaks down, the entire supply system does not implode immediately, but it would slow down considerably without the automated processes," says Dries. To avoid such bottlenecks, employees are working flat out. Special hygiene and precautionary measures, such as working from home, flexible working time arrangements and reduced staff density, protect the health of the personnel and minimize the risk of infection.

At this stage, the supply chains for the manufacturing processes in Kamen and Dortmund are not affected. "We are confident that we can continue to maintain our production and maintenance and service operations under the given circumstances," reports Dries. The international subsidiaries also have sufficient storage capacities to ensure local supplies for the time being. Partners and suppliers can also find out about the current situation on the website or via the VAHLE newsletter.

"A very special thank you goes to our employees and of course to everyone else in the supermarkets, in the trucks, in the logistics centers, in the pharmacies, doctors' offices and hospitals and elsewhere, who go to their limits every day to maintain a piece of normality and safety for our society. May they all stay healthy," Dries said.

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