The “Mennekes plug” wins the race

New standard charging plug for electric cars in the EU


This year the so-called “Type 2 plug” of viastore customer Mennekes has been legally declared to be the EU standard charging plug for use in electric mobility. The plug has already proven its worth for charging electric vehicles at public charging ports. Mennekes is a trailblazer in the Europe-wide expansion of charging infrastructure for electric vehicles. Last summer the company successfully undertook the pioneering feat of crossing the Alps in an electric Tesla Model S. Starting point was the Mennekes headquarters in Kirchhundem, Sauerland and the destination a trade fair in Bolzano, Northern Italy – a distance of 900 kilometers. viastore as a full-range supplier of intralogistics systems and warehouse management software built a double-deep mini-load and pallet system for Mennekes Elektrotechnik Sachsen GmbH in 2012. Tailored to customer requirements, SAP EWM is used to control the system and SAP EWM-MFS to manage the material flow. The viaspeed and viapal AS/RS now forms the backbone of the company’s newly organized manufacturing plant in Neudorf in the Ore Mountains.