Lagermax Group acquires stake in battery logistics specialist LogBATT in Germany

Salzburg / Plochingen, 28 July 2023: Lagermax is taking over a three-quarters majority stake in LogBATT GmbH in Plochingen with retroactive effect from 1 July 2023. With this acquisition, Lagermax strengthens its Green Logistics division and adds the battery logistics division in Europe to its disposal logistics and recycling divisions.

Lagermax beteiligt sich an Batterielogistik

LogBATT GmbH was founded in 2017. The two previous sole shareholders, Philipp Helmle and Eduard Schönmeier, have many years of expertise in the development of solutions in the field of lithium-ion battery logistics, especially in the automotive industry. With LogBATT, they have specialised in the total solution of lithium-ion battery logistics in order to be able to offer their customers unique and professional solutions across the complete battery supply chain in Europe.

Another special feature is the transport and storage containers developed in-house in various sizes for batteries, modules and cells. These are not only suitable for the transport and storage of new batteries, but can also be used in particular for critically defective or damaged batteries. These boxes were developed in accordance with the latest dangerous goods regulations of ADR 2023 and are certified by the Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM).

The transport and storage of lithium-ion batteries is considered dangerous goods. This is an area in which Lagermax Logistics Austria GmbH has had a high level of expertise for many decades.

“With the dense European network of Lagermax as well as competence in the field of disposal logistics and recycling, LogBATT GmbH has an ideal environment to further develop this fast-growing business area beyond the national borders,” says Managing Director Philipp Helmle.

With its business segments Lagermax Logistics, Autologistik and AED Alltime Express Distribution, the Lagermax Group serves many OEMs and customers in the automotive industry in both procurement and distribution logistics. This makes the investment in LogBATT an ideal addition and rounding off of the logistics portfolio. “The best prerequisites for continuing the expansion strategy and positioning ourselves as the leading provider of battery logistics in Europe,” explains Alexander Friesz, CEO of Lagermax Group. “We see a lot of synergies with Lagermax and have taken a big step towards our vision of being Europe’s largest logistics provider for lithium-ion batteries through this strategic partnership,” adds Eduard Schönmeier.

The two previous shareholders Philipp Helmle and Eduard Schönmeier continue to hold shares and remain on board as managing directors of LogBATT GmbH for the further development and expansion of the promising company.

Fact Box – Lagermax Group

With over 60 of its own locations in 14 European countries, Lagermax Group offers a sophisticated distribution network for all customer requirements. The company generated a total turnover of 650 million euros in 2022 and employs around 3,800 people.

Fact Box – LogBATT

LogBATT GmbH employs around 35 people and generated a turnover of 8.7 million euros in 2022. In addition to the head office, production facilities, logistics and a development centre are available at the Plochingen site near Stuttgart. An interim warehouse is located in Bispingen and Leipzig.