Norbert Dentressangle has been awarded a major chemicals warehousing contract with Ecolab, the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services that provide and protect clean water, safe food, abundant energy and healthy environments.
In the UK, the company offers a wide range of medical and industrial cleaning and sanitation products via several complementary business units covering Contamination Control, Hospitality & Food Service, Pest Elimination, Healthcare, Food & Beverage and Textile Care.
Under the new contract, Norbert Dentressangle’s flagship TOP Tier COMAH Euroterminal site at Trafford Park in Manchester will act as a national hub for the storage of Ecloab products numbering up to 12,000 pallets and the distribution of Ecolab’s products to customers throughout the UK. Norbert Dentressangle is responsible for the receipt of around 1,900 pallets per week, both from Ecolab’s UK manufacturing facility in Cheadle Hulme and from the company’s European distribution centre in Genk in Belgium and the picking and despatch of up to 1,600 deliveries each week.
The centralised operation replaces a number of smaller, in-house warehousing operations and represents the latest development in Norbert Dentressangle’s longstanding relationship with Ecolab, which already includes UK distribution of both bulk and packaged chemicals and the cleaning and reconditioning of IBCs.
By moving to a single outsourced warehouse provider, within a modern shared-user environment, Ecolab benefits from a high quality, cost-effective warehousing operation, with inbuilt flexibility to match capacity with demand and support continued growth.
To accommodate this major new contract and meet increased demand for high quality hazardous goods warehousing, Norbert Dentressangle has made a multi-million pound investment to to extend and upgrade the Euroterminal site, including a new MHRA licensed area for the storage of up to 6,000 pallets of medical and pharmaceutical products.
Joachim Giesler, Ecolab’s Director, Warehousing EMEA said: "This is a natural extension of our existing relationship with Norbert Dentressangle, who have been a valuable partner to Ecolab for many years. Their understanding of our business, their willingness to invest to support us and their ability to help us consolidate our warehousing operations, in an extremely modern environment, in the right place, at the right price, were all factors in our decision to award the new contract. All of these things underpin a lean and agile supply chain which ensures that we can continue to deliver a cost-effective, reliable service to our customers."