It is the largest fairground in Berlin (Germany), and soon one of the largest vaccination centers in the country. The development works have just started, for a mass campaign: “20,000 people per day”, reports Albrecht Broemme, in charge of logistics. He has four weeks to transform the halls. It is necessary to install new partitions, organize the flows and arrange the spaces.
Around sixty centers like this are planned throughout Germany. They will all be equipped in a factory in the center of the country: Binder. It is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of freezers. “We can go down to -90 degrees, it’s ultra cold, explains Peter Wimmer, engineer at Binder. With this temperature, we can be sure that the vaccine does not expire.” Sold for around 20,000 euros each, these machines sell like hot cakes. The regions responsible for storing the vaccine placed an order several months ago and overtime is common among workers. The boss, Peter Binder, warns, however: in this context of health crisis, “delivery times are lengthened”.