Service Center Altenwerder (SCA) ensures around-the-clock availability of technology for HHLA Container Terminal Altenwerder (CTA) on 365 days in the year. With a current staff of over 130, SCA maintains the most modern facility of its type worldwide. Among the jobs involved are maintenance of container gantry cranes, storage cranes and automated guided vehicles (AGVs), as well as guaranteeing continuous radio traffic as far as the gates and fences. The software-based diagnosis system is correspondingly cutting edge, with its permanent facility for remote access to automated cargo-handling equipment and the matching facilities for online monitoring.


Attending to such a wealth of technology requires cooperation between SCA staff with the greatest imaginable variety of qualifications. Training mechatronic and electronic engineers for automation technology at SCA represents only one aspect of the career patterns of SCA staff. With all these exciting and varied tasks, health & safety at work is a crucial factor. The company has already received several awards from the Industrial Safety Agency for model safety-at-work measures.