Brenntag, the global market leader in chemical distribution, has held an Open Day celebrating the launch of the new site in the Turbine Business Park, Sunderland.
The new Brenntag North East site is an important development for the region and will serve as a major chemical & ingredients distribution, service and sales facility for North Cumbria and the North East of England.
The new purpose-built site is designed to store and handle chemical products and ingredients for the vast number of life, material and environmental manufacturing industries.
The site features extensive mixing and blending facilities, dedicated specialised storage, bulk liquid storage, dedicated and segregated product storage etc, in all totalling an impressive 3.4 acres.
Over 100 manufacturers attended the open day, along with the Mayor of the City of Sunderland Lynda Scanlan and the Consort of the Mayor Micky Horswill, representatives of NEPIC, Department of International Trade, and industry associations.
Russel Argo, Regional President Brenntag UK and Ireland, commented:
“In 2018 we were able to celebrate tracing our roots in the North East back 100 years, the new site marks a new era for Brenntag in the area. We have a fantastic heritage of servicing the North East and are extremely pleased that we will be able to expand our service offering to the region through our brand new facilities.
“This major investment signifies Brenntag’s strategic intent to further enhance the efficiency of our infrastructure, geographical reach and added value capabilities in the core markets we serve.”
Brenntag, the global market leader in chemical distribution, covers all major markets with its extensive product and service portfolio. Headquartered in Essen, Germany, the company operates a global network with more than 530 locations in 73 countries and a workforce of more than 16,000 employees.
In 2017, the company generated sales of EUR 11.7 billion (USD 13.3 billion). Brenntag connects chemical manufacturers and chemical users. The company supports its customers and suppliers with tailor-made distribution solutions for industrial and specialty chemicals.
With over 10,000 products and a world-class supplier base, Brenntag offers one-stop-shop solutions to around 185,000.customers. This includes specific application technology, an extensive technical support and value-added services such as just-in-time delivery, product mixing, formulation, repackaging, inventory management and drum return handling.
Long-standing experience and local excellence in the individual countries characterize the global market leader for chemical distribution.
By Brenntag Birtley