Brenntag: optimizes site network and invests in Moerdijk

Essen (Ruhr) / DE. (bag) Germany’s Brenntag SE, the global market leader in chemicals and ingredients distribution, announced the opening of its new warehouse in Moerdijk, the Netherlands. This will expand the existing facilities to optimize the site and meet the growing demands of customers. The warehouse will store chemicals and ingredients for many markets and applications, including the company’s Life Science business, especially for the Food + Nutrition industry. For products that require temperature-controlled storage, such as cocoa butter, a special refrigerated area has been invested in. The warehouse’s equipment also includes modern automated storage systems, including automatic picking and automatic forklifts.

«The Moerdijk location proves to be extremely advantageous as it is located in the immediate area of the Port of Rotterdam. This strategic location allows us to efficiently connect to important trade routes and markets throughout Europe. Investing in the Moerdijk site and our regional site network, allows us to offer a smooth and cost-efficient logistics solution,» said Pierre Claeys, President Brenntag Essentials, Benelux.

The warehouse was carefully designed and built according to the latest sustainability standards and for a long period of use. Particular attention was paid to insulating the floor, walls, and roof to ensure energy efficiency and minimizing the environmental footprint. Stormwater retention measures were also taken to conserve natural resources, and a state-of-the-art wastewater treatment plant was installed to ensure that all wastewater is treated in accordance with latest standards. With these investments the facility will receive a BREEAM certification. BREEAM is the most widely used quality mark in Europe and UK to assess and measure the sustainability performance of buildings and areas. In addition, the first electric truck in the EMEA region was introduced on a test basis also at the Moerdijk site.