Suttons, a leading supplier of global logistics solutions, has opened a new office in Antwerp to reflect the company’s continued growth in Europe.
The company, which is a specialist in moving bulk liquids and chemicals around the world, first opened an office in the city ten years ago.
Five new staff have also been recruited to work in the new office which is in the Port of Antwerp.
Andrew Palmer, Group Managing Director of Suttons, said:
"Our team here is able to successfully manage the increased demand for our specialist service. The international division is growing and this year has seen significant growth in some of our key markets. We are in challenging times but remain confident about our performance and ability to continue delivering a safe, reliable service for our customers."
Rob Van Dijk, General Manager of Suttons’ Antwerp operation, said:
"We’ve built a solid base here in Antwerp where we are ideally placed at the gateway to Europe. The location suits both our European short sea and international deep sea shipments. The new office is a sign of the demand for a truly international logistics provider with a strong track record."
A fully interactive demonstration tank was also driven from Suttons’ head office in Widnes to Antwerp to show customers the equipment required to transport and deliver their products safely and efficiently. It demonstrates all the modern technology of an operational tank container and guests were able to walk inside to see the equipment needed to transport many different products.
Earlier this year the company invested £12.5m in new isotanks to further support its international expansion, which included two major chemical logistics solution contracts.
Suttons is based in Cheshire, UK and operates globally with key business centres also in Essen, Houston, Kuantan, Le Havre, New Jersey, Shanghai, Singapore and Tokyo.