Hürth/Al-Jubail | 24.06.2014

Saudi Kayan awarded S.A. TALKE with additional logistics in Al-Jubail

  • Chemicals logistics expert ensures production supply at the new liquid chemicals plant
  • New order includes drumming and re-drumming as well as pelletisation of fatty alcohol and Ethoxylates.
  • S.A. TALKE now moves over 100,000 tonnes liquid chemicals per year more in Al-Jubail

S.A. TALKE – a joint venture of the German TALKE Group and their Saudi Arabian partners Sisco Group and Al-Jabr Group – is significantly expanding its on-site logistics operations for the petrochemical company Saudi Kayan – a SABIC affiliate – at its liquid chemicals production plant in the Saudi Arabian city of Al-Jubail. Effective immediately, S.A. TALKE is assuming additional responsibility for the supply chain management of the newly erected Natural Detergent Alcohol plant – which consists of a Fatty Alcohol Plant and a Fatty Acid Plant – there along with the transfer of material between two factories of Saudi Kayan. In connection with these operations, S.A. TALKE has created more than 50 new jobs.

In the new factory, which is located on the grounds of the liquid chemicals production plant in Al-Jubail, Saudi Kayan produces so-called Natural Detergent Alcohol (NDA). That product is needed, among other things, to manufacture cleaning agents, lubricating oil and hygiene commodities such as shampoo. S.A. TALKE handles the complete production logistics for the new plant.

“We are very pleased to help Saudi Kayan expand the depth of their production capacity with this arrangement. The TALKE Group has traditionally specialised in liquid chemicals logistics and that makes it the ideal partner for companies which would like to expand their production range in this direction,” underscores Richard Heath, Director Middle East & Asia at TALKE. Saudi Kayan already began using the services of S.A. TALKE at the end of 2011. In a neighbouring plant, the service provider fills containers and drums with ethoxylates and ethanol amines, transports them to a terminal outside of the Saudi Kayan works, stores the product over there and loads the product into containers and trucks to send to customers worldwide.

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