Imperial: new dangerous goods warehouse in Münster
28/06/2017 - 12:07:00
Imperial Logistics International is launching operations at a new dangerous goods warehouse in Münster.
9,000 square metres of logistics, technical and office space are available at the new business location on the Hansa-BusinessPark near the A1/A43 motorways. Both the previous warehouse sites at the city port in Münster are being combined at the new site and closed.
The previous firm, Lehnkering, had been based at the city port in Münster for almost 100 years – initially as a handling, haulage and warehouse company. Lehnkering, now Imperial, constructed its first dangerous goods warehouse at the city port in 1986.
The new warehouse in Amelsbüren will provide space for about 17,000 pallets. This increases the storage capacity in the Münster region by several thousand pallet spaces. The safety concept, which reflects the latest technology, includes a fire alarm with smoke detectors for identifying fires quickly, an automatic sprinkler unit, a floor that is impervious to liquids, a permanent change of air and an IT-supported warehouse management system, which guarantees compliance with the regulations governing what cannot be stored together. The warehouse is designed for the following storage classes – 2B, 3, 4.1B, 4.2, 5.1A+B, 6.1A-D, 8A+B, 10-13 – according to TRGS 510 (Technical Rules for Hazardous Substances). Goods in water hazard classes (WGK) 1 – 3 are permissible.
Imperial is expanding its capabilities both in terms of its capacity and its range of additional services through the investment in a modern dangerous goods warehouse. Apart from classic warehouse and distribution logistics services, including a bonded warehouse and customs clearance, Imperial will offer customers in the chemical production and chemical trade sectors additional services like temperature controls, labelling, repackaging and the construction of displays at the new business location.