Hürth/Leverkusen | 20.02.2014

TALKE acquires majority stake in Kruse Logistics at its CHEMPARK sites in Leverkusen and Dormagen

  • Chemicals logistics specialist TALKE is new majority shareholder of the former Friedrich A. Kruse jun. Logistics Services GmbH & Co. KG
  • TALKE operates dangerous goods warehouses, production logistics and shipping facilities at the CHEMPARK site
  • Business to continue with over 150 employees who look back on many years of experience in handling sensitive chemical products

With immediate effect, TALKE now also has operations at the CHEMPARK sites in Leverkusen and Dormagen. The chemicals logistics expert acquired a majority stake in Friedrich A. Kruse jun. Logistics Services, which ran the facilities at both sites up to now. The acquisition strengthens TALKE’s position as one of the leading specialists in on-site logistics for the chemical industry.

By extending its reach into two of Germany’s most significant chemical industry sites, TALKE Group has come even closer to its partners in the chemical sector. “The expansion means that we can provide our own customers at the CHEMPARK sites and their business partners in the whole world with an even broader range of top-class chemicals logistics services,” Group Managing Director Alfred Talke stresses. “The experienced teams in Leverkusen and Dormagen are an ideal addition to our own team and skill set. Once again, TALKE Group has reinforced its position as a European leader in chemicals logistics.”

In February 2014, TALKE had taken over the former shareholder Friedrich A. Kruse junior’s share in Friedrich A. Kruse jun. Logistics Services GmbH & Co. KG. Dirk Emmerich holds the minority share, and will stay on board as managing director of the new TALKE-Emmerich GmbH & Co. KG.

TALKE can now support its customers at the Leverkusen and Dormagen CHEMPARK sites with a broad range of specialised logistics services. Apart from the storage and shipment of dangerous and non-hazardous chemicals, the company offers services such as blending, grinding and sifting, packing, filling and refilling of solids and liquids. Hot melts and powders with a minimum ignition energy below 3mJ can also be filled or refilled. Packaging unit sizes range from test or sales samples to cartons, bags or drums and up to big bags, tank containers, full truck loads or railway wagons.

Moreover, as part of its highly specialised on-site services, TALKE also offers operating its customers’ filling and logistics plants. The logistics expert ensures the supply of source materials just in time for their feed into production. Finished products are filled into the required packing unit and prepared for shipment or bulk shipment. Storage capacity in Dormagen and Leverkusen adds up to about 50,000 pallet spaces in block and high-rise rack storage areas. In addition, there are special warehouse facilities for technical gases, samples, small packs and cold storage areas for products that require temperature control.

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