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Norbert Dentressangle invests to create UK’s premier COMAH warehouse

Norbert Dentressangle is making a multi-million pound investment to extend and upgrade its flagship Euroterminal site on Trafford Park in Manchester, creating the UK’s safest, most modern Top Tier COMAH warehouse.

By increasing racking density at the 200,000 sq ft Euroterminal site, Norbert Dentressangle will increase capacity by 40%, creating an additional 8,000 pallet spaces to meet increasing demand for high quality hazardous goods warehousing.

Due for completion in February 2013, it is expected that the project will create approximately 30 new jobs at the site, which currently employs 100 people.

In addition to the storage of hazardous products including paints, sealants, wet and dry industrial coatings, industrial cleaning chemicals, agrichemicals, plastic derivatives and decorative products, Norbert Dentressangle plans to establish a new area for the storage of up to 6,000 pallets of medical and pharmaceutical products and expects to obtain an MHRA Wholesalers License for this purpose early in the New Year.

A phased approach, combined with careful planning and stringent health and safety measures will allow the Euroterminal site to remain fully operational throughout the project, maintaining high levels of service to Norbert Dentressangle’s customers.

Karl Hudson, Regional General Manager for Norbert Dentressangle’s COMAH operations said: "The transformation of Euroterminal represents another example of Norbert Dentressangle’s willingness to invest to support its customers. By increasing capacity by 40% within the same footprint, it is also a highly innovative solution.

"Increasing the capacity of the site, along with the range of products we can handle, is a highly complex process and involves upgrading a whole host of ancillary facilities and equipment in line with the latest COMAH Regulations. As a result, we believe that Euroterminal will become the UK’s safest, most compliant Top Tier COMAH warehouse."

Norbert Dentressangle is one of Europe’s leading providers of chemicals and hazardous goods warehousing and transport, with a network of shared-user COMAH (and SEVESO II in mainland Europe) sites, providing solutions which flex to meet changes in demand and delivery profile.

The company also operates the UK’s leading ADR distribution network providing an unrivalled next-day delivery service for hazardous goods, along with storage and transport for bulk powders and liquids and offers a wide range of added value services including drumming, blending, mixing, sampling, packing, recycling and safe waste disposal and IBC management.

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