Global speciality chemical firm Clariant has signed a three-year contract with The Potter Group to take over the storage, handling and distribution of its range of chemicals, biocides and personal care intermediates at its COMAH facility in Droitwich.
The move follows the closure of Clariant’s Leeds facility which included the company’s UK storage and distribution centre.
The Droitwich hub will now receive, store and handle products from the chemical firm’s factories in Pontypridd, Switzerland and Germany for onward shipment to clients in the UK and internationally.
Under the agreement, The Potter Group will store between 3,500 and 4,000 pallets containing a range of chemicals in drums, IBCs and bags, including a number of specialist products requiring warm room temperature controlled facilities.
A dedicated team will be responsible for receiving and processing inbound materials using Clariant’s own SAP stock control systems.
Products will be placed in store ready for call-off by Clariant’s Swiss office, then picked and packed for dispatch by road, sea and airfreight.
Group vehicles will deliver larger UK consignments, while Clarke Transport will handle smaller UK pallet and parcel deliveries.