The BTS project in Ludwigsfelde in the Berlin metropolitan region serves as the European hub and production location for Microvast GmbH, a supplier of energy storage system solutions.
The facility developed by Panattoni in Ludwigsfelde, Berlin – which combines production and business activities under one roof – is proof that a classic logistics facility can do more.
Microvast needed the combination of a production plant and office spaces that would serve as the new European headquarters. The facility was to meet the complex requirements for producing lithium-ion batteries and also accommodate the management division. The needs of staff were put squarely in the spotlight during development of the spaces and plant and were incorporated into planning work. The aim was to create a new site for Microvast that embodies the company’s values: modern, dynamic, global and sustainable.
The classic logistics facility was reinvented and transformed into a production facility that has provided space for up to 250 staff from the Strategy, Business Development and Service departments since spring 2021. The new headquarters have been designed so that Microvast can expand them at any time. Microvast went public in August 2021 and is listed on NASDAQ.
The building has been awarded DNGB Gold Standard from the German Sustainable Building Council and boasts excellent public transport links. Microvast staff will therefore find it easier to cut back on commuting to work by car in order to reduce their personal carbon footprint. In addition, several e-charging columns have been installed in the staff and visitor car parks. The site in Ludwigsfelde now produces large quantities of lithium-ion batteries for electrically operated commercial vehicles such as buses that can cover a range of 300 to 400 km.