Imperial stores special chemicals at refrigerated centres
05/06/2017 - 12:41:00
Producers from the chemical industry, the chemical trade and the pharmaceutical industry will in future have new opportunities to store special products at the dangerous goods warehouses operated by Imperial at temperatures between 2° C and 8° C. Imperial has now put into service a separate refrigerated section at its dangerous goods warehouse in Mannheim.
This move by the logistics specialist comes in response to increasing demand from the chemical sector for chilled storage space for materials in the TRGS Class 3 (inflammable liquids) and Class 8 (corrosive) categories (TGRS = German Technical Rules for Hazardous Substances). This was preceded by considerable investments in cooling units and ventilation systems for the permanent change of air to prevent any explosive air mixtures, measurement technology as well as structural insulation measures.
The quality and storage life of certain high-quality special products is maintained for longer in chilled conditions and this is particularly relevant for highly sensitive, final fields of usage. By expanding its portfolio for storing dangerous goods, Imperial is supporting Germany’s ongoing development to become the production centre for special chemicals. Imperial can set up refrigerated storage facilities with the appropriate equipment at all dangerous goods warehouses that it operates within the foreseeable future. The business location at Mannheim is one of Imperial’s larger dangerous goods warehouse sites. 43,000 pallet spaces are available there and cover an area measuring 27,000 square metres.
Imperial Logistics International
As a wholly owned subsidiary of the South African company Imperial Holdings Limited, Imperial Logistics International is responsible for coordinating and managing all the international logistics business of Imperial Holdings Limited outside Africa. The varied portfolio of services at Imperial Logistics International, which has its headquarters in Duisburg, is separated into two divisions: the Group pools all its transport services in the Shipping, Road and Express Freight business units in the Imperial Transport Solutions division. The Imperial Supply Chain Solutions division covers all the services in the contract logistics, contract manufacturing and warehousing sectors for the Automotive, Industrial, Retail and Chemicals business units. Working together, both divisions provide a full and transparent range of services from one source along the complete supply chain. Beyond its pure logistics services, Imperial Logistics International has also become established as a process consultant for third parties, a fleet manager for outside car fleets and a provider of insurance services related to particular sectors. Imperial Logistics International employs more than 9,000 people and, including the new acquisition, Palletways, generates turnover amounting to EUR 1.6 billion at 170 business locations.
Imperial dangerous goods warehouse in Mannheim
Improved product quality thanks to a refrigerated atmosphere: storing chemical products in chilled conditions at the dangerous goods warehouse operated by Imperial at its business location in Mannheim.