Lotte Aluminium has ordered a high-bay storage system for aluminium coils from the SMS group for a site in the USA. Lotte Aluminium Materials USA LLC is investing in a new production plant for aluminium cathode foils in the US state of Kentucky. The system is scheduled to go into service at the end of 2024. A core section of the overall plant is the logistics and storage system, which is where Lotte relies on the innovative strength and expertise of Amova, a subsidiary of SMS group. SMS was contracted to supply a smart, fully automated high-bay store with transport system. The high-bay storage system, which has around 500 storage spaces, is connected to the various process lines by the relevant conveying equipment and will be provided with warehouse management software specially developed by SMS. The group's target is to produce 36,000 t of cathode foils annually to meet the sharp increase in demand. Aluminium cathode foils are used, for example, in the production of lithium-ion batteries for electric cars. The new high-bay storage system will accommodate coils on paper and steel spools as well as separator racks.