Located in the Great Lakes region, this facility comprises approximately 230,000 square-feet and will be used for storage and distribution of chemical, specialty, and ingredient products. These products include commodity products, solvents, surfactants, specialties, and food ingredients. In addition to having a seven-acre tank farm on an adjacent property, the location will have both interior and exterior rail service to serve all Brenntag industries.
“Toledo provides a perfect location to improve service levels and grow volumes with the existing customer base in Michigan and Indiana, while increasing growth opportunities in Ohio,” stated Dan Arneson, President, Brenntag Great Lakes. “Brenntag’s global supply and distribution network is now fully available to local customers in the tri-state area. The combination of our dedicated employees, innovative supplier base, and strong customer focus will provide our customers with fast response times, efficient low-cost logistics, and expert technical and market support.”
Safety is the number one priority at Brenntag. To further support this core value, the facility is equipped with the most modern technology to ensure a safe, controlled environment. The redevelopment has been established in collaboration with the Ohio rail development commission, as well as other agencies, and is projected to bring in over 40 new driver, warehouse, and production job opportunities to Lucas County by 2022.
“This advanced rail connected distribution center in Toledo is the beginning of a new growth cycle for Brenntag in the Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio area. Our principle objective has always been, and will continue to be, to serve the needs of our customers and suppliers in the safest and most efficient manner possible. In addition, our dedicated specialty product storage and logistics capabilities will provide our customers with an extra service dimension”, said Steven Terwindt, COO Brenntag North America.
Brenntag is the global market leader in chemical and ingredients distribution. We connect our suppliers and customers in value-adding partnerships. Our almost 17,500 employees provide tailor-made application, marketing and supply chain solutions. Technical and formulation support, market, industry and regulatory expertise as well as advanced digital tools are just some examples of our services that are aiming to create an excellent customer experience. Our full-line portfolio comprises specialty and industrial chemicals and ingredients of a world-class supplier base. Building on its long-standing experience, unmatched global reach and local excellence, Brenntag works closely alongside its partners to make their business more successful. We are committed to contribute towards greater sustainability in our own business and the industries we serve, and to achieve sustainable profitable growth. Headquartered in Essen (Germany) and with regional headquarters in Philadelphia, Houston and Singapore, Brenntag operates a unique global network with more than 640 locations in 77 countries. The company generated sales of EUR 12.8 billion (USD 14.4 billion) in 2019. Brenntag shares are traded at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (BNR).
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