Hürth/Tarragona | 24.11.2015

Spanish Global-TALKE expands logistics offering to include services for activated carbon

  • German/Spanish joint venture signs long-term contract with British activated carbon specialist CPL Carbon Link
  • New capacities and services in Tarragona increase flexibility for customers on the Iberian Peninsula
  • Activated carbon is ground, stored and prepared for transportation at Global-TALKE
  • Storage capacity in the Catalan port city expanded to 20,000 pallet spaces

Global-TALKE, a joint venture of Global Spedition, Spain, and the German chemical logistics company TALKE, has expanded its capacity and services at the Tarragona location. For the British CPL Carbon Link, Global-TALKE will immediately begin grinding activated carbon for transportation to customers on the Iberian Peninsula.

In Tarragona in Southern Spain, Global-TALKE offers a wide range of logistics services for chemicals and food and animal feed additives. Now Global-TALKE has extended its service range with new warehouses and equipment: with immediate effect, high-quality activated carbon will be ground, filled, stored and loaded in Tarragona. The basis for this new value-added service is a long-term contract with CPL Carbon Link, a specialist for activated carbon filters, with worldwide operations.

“We have already cooperated well with the TALKE Group in the past and value their flexibility,” says Steve Bell, Director and General Manager of CPL Carbon Link. “I’m pleased that Global-TALKE is supporting us and our distribution partner Brenntag in supplying our customers on the Iberian Peninsula even more efficiently.” Previously, the activated carbon went to Great Britain to be handled before being forwarded to Spain. Now the base material is sent straight to Global-TALKE, where it is ground on site and prepared for shipping. The 3000 tonnes of active carbon handled in Tarragona annually is used for applications such as filtering edible oils and drinking water.

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Picture: Improvement in efficiency with new logistics services for activated carbon in Spain: In addition to warehousing Global-TALKE now offers grinding and picking of the filter material. Jpg, 2 MB