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Brenntag Expands Chemical Distribution Facility in Jakarta to Improve Value-Added Customer Support

Published on 2011-03-10. Author : SpecialChem

Brenntag, the global leader in full-line chemical distribution, unveiled its new distribution facility in Jakarta built to meet growing market demand. The facility will provide a bigger storage capacity than the current warehouse in Jakarta, and allow Brenntag to improve and expand value-added customer support throughout the supply chain, from purchase and formulation through to packaging and logistics.

In Indonesia, Brenntag markets a diversified line of specialty and industrial chemicals for a variety of applications, including personal care, coatings, food & beverage, pharmaceuticals, textile, rubber, plastics & polymers, agro, feed, refrigeration, polyurethanes and minerals. The new facility adds to the company's 8 existing warehouses in Indonesia and its growing distribution network in the Asia Pacific region which also includes 40 distribution centres.

At the inauguration of the new site, Steven Holland, COO of Brenntag, said, "We've seen a growth in the demand for chemical distribution in the Asia Pacific region, especially in Indonesia. By expanding our local presence, we are making an investment to better serve our customers with advanced support and meet growing market demand; it will also strengthen our presence in the region."

"The new facility will further bolster Brenntag's ability to provide a number of services including storage, re-packaging large-scale quantities into smaller quantities, delivery and other supply chain solutions," said Henri Nejade, President and CEO, Brenntag Asia Pacific.

With an in-house coatings application laboratory, the facility offers value-added services to its customers by meeting specific requirements for the formulation and customization of various blends of industrial chemicals. It provides further technical application support with a sample room, designated cool rooms for textile, food and beverage products, and two rooms to safely store hazardous and flammable products.

Built on a 10,000 m2 plot of land in MM2100 Industrial Town in Cibitung in West Java, the new facility stands at 5,000 m2 of floor area with 6,600 pallet position.

Like all of Brenntag's facilities, its Indonesian distribution center complies with local and international safety and environmental regulations. Currently, Brenntag in Indonesia holds ISO 9001:2008 certification, and is applying for ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certifications.

Brenntag is committed to providing value to its customers and suppliers through superior supply chain management, single sourcing, technical application support and other value-added services. This new facility is owned by P.T. Brenntag, which a subsidiary of the Brenntag group, and it also supports the growth of Brenntag in Asia Pacific.

About Brenntag Group

Brenntag is the global market leader in full-line chemical distribution. Linking chemical manufacturers and chemical users, the company provides business-to-business distribution solutions for industrial and specialty chemicals globally. Headquartered in Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany, the company operates a global network with more than 400 locations in over 60 countries and employs more than 11,000 people. Brenntag manages the business regionally and holds leading market positions across Europe, North America, Latin America and a strong foothold in the Asia Pacific market place.

Source: Brenntag Group

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