On January the 15th 2015, Maarten Camps, Secretary General of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, visited together with the Deputy Secretary General Guido Biessen, Aino Jansen as Deputy Head of the Economic Department in the Dutch Embassy in Berlin and Eelco van der Eijk, Innovation Attaché, the BAE plant in Berlin.
During their brief and tightly scheduled trip through the capital city of Germany, the Dutch delegation, led by Maarten Camps, as general secretary in service since August 2013, also planned a visit to BAE Batterien GmbH which is owned by Dutch Investors since 2005. Previously, the group had visited the agricultural fair Green Week in Berlin and then wanted to be informed about the developments in the energy storage sector as well.
After a short company presentation in which also the question was addressed how a Dutch banking professional became the CEO of a German Battery manufacturer, the delegation members were informed about the production process and high quality standards of the BAE products. During the factory tour, headed by Michael Schiemann the technical director of BAE, Maartens Camps was not only impressed by the traditional buildings but by the manufacturing process of the batteries and the wide range of applications of industrial batteries as well.