KN BatteryChain is standardised solution which is certified based on ambitious international standards widely used in the industry, so your lithium batteries are sure to be in safe hands. Not only does this ensure the utmost safety but it also allows us to continually optimise processes and improve operational quality.

International automotive industry standards

KN BatteryChain is based on one of the automotive industry’s most widely used international standards – ISO/TS 16949. This international standard unifies the various assessment and certification systems used in the automotive supply chain across the globe.

This certification corresponds to the VDA (Verband Deutscher Automobilhersteller) Standard 6 Part 2 and IATF standard. Additionally, we can obtain any further certifications upon request.

Certified battery warehouses

In order to handle lithium batteries, all Kuehne + Nagel sites must undergo a comprehensive 22-step implementation program prior to certification. These steps include, but are not limited to:

  • Ensuring that the site has access to a Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor (DGSA)
  • Lithium awareness and specialist product training for everyone involved
  • A continuous improvement cycle including documented procedures, nonconformity management with our global TIP tool, and annual management reviews
  • Two comprehensive audits

Please contact our team of experts for more information about our certifications.