Hürth | 07.06.2023

Timo Schäfer from TALKE appointed Board Member of the European Chemical Transport Association

TALKE, one of the world's leading providers of logistics solutions for the world of chemistry, announces that Timo Schäfer, Head of Account Management & New Business, has been unanimously endorsed to the Board of the European Chemical Transport Association (ECTA). The appointment was made during the ECTA Board Meeting at the transport logistic trade fair in Munich. Formal confirmation will take place at the next ECTA Ordinary General Meeting in November 2023 in Düsseldorf.

As a Board Member of ECTA, Timo Schäfer will play an important role in shaping the future of the chemical transport and logistics industry in Europe. ECTA is a non-profit organization dedicated to setting the highest standards for chemical transportation and logistics in Europe. The association's mission is to improve efficiency, safety and sustainability, as well as the environmental and social performance of the industry.

Timo Schäfer brings extensive experience and know-how as well as European perspective to his new role as a Board Member of ECTA. He is a qualified freight forwarder and graduated in business administration. Before joining TALKE in 2021, he held several management positions in logistics. Most recently, he was Head of Sales at CFL Multimodal S.A. in Dudelange, Luxembourg. Prior to that, he was Sales Director at TRANSALLIANCE, one of the leading French logistics service providers, with responsibility for sales in Central and Eastern Europe.

Timo Schäfer: "I am honored to be appointed as a Board Member of ECTA. I look forward to working with my industry colleagues to advance the association's mission to set the highest standards for chemical goods transportation and logistics in Europe. Together, we aim to move the entire industry forward and solve the challenges ahead."


TALKE is one of the world's leading providers of logistics solutions for the world of chemistry. More than half of the world's top 50 chemical companies already rely on the services of this family-owned company, founded in 1947. TALKE unites 4,600 people on three continents under its roof. With pioneering spirit, expertise, and dedication, they turn chemical logistics into a catalyst for future success. Responsibility and safety are key drivers: TALKE thinks and acts in terms of generations - for a better society, for a sustainable environment, and for healthy and satisfied employees.

Today's core competencies are transport, packaging, storage and handling of hazardous and harmless substances of all aggregate states. TALKE also advises on, designs and implements logistics processes, buildings and facilities. Digital services round out the portfolio of customized customer solutions. Offering all these competencies from a single source along the entire supply chain is a unique selling point of TALKE and a key customer benefit.

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