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Imperial Logistics set to conquer hazmat market

[ December 18, 2018   //   ]

Imperial Logistics has opened a new hazardous materials warehouse near Osnabrück in the Lower Saxony region of Germany. The site features the latest safety and environmental protection systems, and was officially opened by local mayor Sebastian Huedepohl.
The 12,500sq m warehouse accommodates 20,000 pallets of chemicals and clients only pay for actual capacity used. It also offers added-value services such as temperature-controlled storage and transportation management, labelling, repacking and display construction.
Imperial Logistics is a leading specialist in the storage of hazardous materials in Germany, working with many of the world’s major chemicals companies.
Director of warehousing & distribution for chemicals, Michael Pohl said: “We discovered that there was an unsatisfied need for hazardous goods warehousing in this region. Outsourced logistics solutions for this sector must be competent and economical, but also comply with rigorous regulations. Few logistics service providers can match Imperial Logistics‘ ability to meet the rigorous regulatory requirements of building and operating a hazardous goods warehouse.“
Walls between storage sections are fireproof, as are all warehouse doors. All pallet racks are fitted with fire and smoke detectors, activating an integrated sprinkler system and automatically alerting the local fire brigade. Warning systems are triggered in the event of gas leaks or break-ins. In addition, any water used in fire-fighting is prevented from penetrating floors, and is safely collected in the building before professional disposal.
Recently-appointed chief executive, Hakan Bicil, added: ““Hazardous goods storage and distribution is an exciting growth market in Europe. New products like lithium-ion batteries, and increasing regulation, make outsourcing an increasingly attractive option for clients. This is creating new business opportunities for Imperial Logistics.“