Huerth/Dormagen | 21.09.2016

New Contract for On-site Logistics

Covestro commissions TALKE for logistics at the Dormagen site

Covestro AG, one of the global leaders for the manufacture of high-tech materials and application solutions, has commissioned the TALKE Group to take over on-site logistics services at the CHEMPARK in Dormagen. TALKE has created 65 new jobs in all for Covestro’s most comprehensive ever logistics outsourcing assignment.

As part of the tender process, the logistics expert from Huerth provided a coherent approach for a structural and procedural integration of the logistics of five formerly independently operating entities at the Dormagen site. “Of importance to us, among other things, in the course of this comprehensive and complex project, was to ensure that a smooth transition takes place”, says Mark Ruebenstrunk, the Vice President Industrial Operations and chief of site logistics of Covestro for the North Rhine Westphalia region, explaining one of the project requirements. “Hence I am glad that we have found a professional partner with TALKE, who besides providing the most convincing concept, also adds its undeniably long-term expertise in this field to our operations”.

TALKE’s range of services include warehouse management in the ambit of the Major Accidents Ordinance as an “Establishment with Extended Obligations”, covering maintenance, receipt and storage of raw materials for the production plant, filling of finished solid and liquid products in their final packaging or in bigger units such as containers or tank waggons, transportation of packed and palletized products into warehouses on the premises of CHEMPARK, and packaging logistics for a specific specialised domain.

“We are delighted with the trust that Covestro has placed in us with this award,” says Dirk Emmerich, who as the managing partner of the TALKE subsidiary in Leverkusen helped in shaping the project. “At the same time, we see this as a confirmation of our conviction that in outsourcing logistics to experienced and solid partners, chemical industry manufacturers can tap into greater efficiency, whilst allowing more focus on their core business.”

Picture: Conclusion of Covestro’s biggest on-site logistics outsourcing contract so far (from l to r): Dr. Michèl Vollmerhaus, Commercial Law (Covestro), Christian Ruediger, Protra (Covestro), Dirk Emmerich, Managing Partner at TALKE-Emmerich, Alfred Talke, TALKE Group Managing Director, Dr. Klaus Jaeger, Site Manager NRW (Covestro), Mark Ruebenstrunk, Head of Site Logistics NRW (Covestro). Jpg, 900 kb