Among others, the market-leading supplier of PVC compounds PlastChem B.V., which has been relying on Sievert's services for the transport and repackaging of plastics for years, benefits from the expansion of Sievert Logistik SE's logistics areas.
Sievert Logistik SE
is expanding its site in Hardenberg, the Netherlands, not far from the German border. A new high-bay warehouse is to be built on 5,000 square metres by mid-2021. This is the Lengerich-based company's response to the increasing demand for value-added services for petrochemicals, animal feeds and additives, and industrial minerals. In addition, the range of services will become less dependent on the workflows in the large seaports of Antwerp and Rotterdam, to which, however, there are still daily connections by rail and inland waterway. By doubling its capacity, the logistics expert intends to serve customers within a radius of 500 kilometres within 24 hours. In addition to northern Germany, Scandinavia is also to become a focus in the future. The local subsidiary Nederlandse Transport Maatschappij B.V. (N.T.M.) is responsible for this.
"For some months now we have been observing an increasing demand for silo logistics," says Rui Macedo, Managing Director of Sievert Logistik SE. This applies above all to the handling and transport of so-called "clean goods" such as plastic pellets, animal feed or industrial minerals. In addition to filling or transferring, for example from big bags to silo trucks, there is also a lot of interest in the treatment and refinement of the products. "By expanding our storage capacity in Hardenberg, we will be able to increasingly offer such value-added services in the future," says Macedo.
The strategically favourable location directly on the German-Dutch border and daily train or ship connections to the seaports in Antwerp and Rotterdam already enable the logistics expert to cover the plastics state of North Rhine-Westphalia as well as large parts of northern Germany. "However, the capacities in the ports are limited. In addition, there are certain work processes and time quotas there that are difficult to shake from the outside," says the Managing Director, explaining the need for more logistics space of his own. A new 5,000 square metre high-bay warehouse will therefore go into operation in mid-2021. "Thanks to the expansion, we will be able to load around the clock and offer deliveries including value-added services within a radius of 500 kilometres," says Macedo. The goal, he says, is to fulfil customer orders within two days and in special cases even within 24 hours.
The market-leading supplier of PVC compounds PlastChem B.V., which has relied on Sievert's services for the transport and repackaging of plastics for years, will also benefit from the expansion. Managing director Onno-Pieter Sonnega reports: "The immediate vicinity to the new warehouse allows us shorter distances and thus even faster services." The company works around the clock, 365 days a year. Therefore, the company is dependent on a fluent exchange of information and particularly flexible logistics services. "We have found a reliable partner in Sievert," says Sonnega.
In order to be prepared for the future, the option for a renewed expansion of the site has already been considered. "We expect demand in these areas to continue to rise," predicts the managing director. In addition, Sievert plans to expand the offer to the Scandinavian countries in the foreseeable future.