The new office is located in Bahrain International Investment Park. It will co-ordinate Talke’s projects in the region and represent the steadily growing organisation in this important market. “Increasingly, the petrochemical companies in the region are processing specialty chemicals out of the raw materials produced here,” commented Richard Heath, director Middle East & Asia. “We support our customers as they expand their range of products by providing safe, high-quality logistic services. The new regional office provides the organisational framework required to keep up with this development over the long term.”
The Kingdom of Bahrain is the fourth state in the Middle East in which Talke has set up office. Over 800 employees already work for the specialised German logistics service provider at sites in Saudi Arabia, Oman and Qatar. The company has been active in the Middle East for about a decade now, and has experienced strong growth. Each year, the logistics specialist handles around 4.5 million tons of polymer granules in the region. Since 2012, Talke has also supported chemicals manufacturers in the Middle East with its services for liquid chemicals, the group’s core competence.
“In order for the Gulf region’s petrochemical industry to develop its manufacturing range, it needs quality-oriented and safety-minded logistics service providers,” said group managing director Alfred Talke. “Talke has been appreciated as a reliable partner for many years now. With our experience in the handling of specialty chemicals and liquid hazardous goods, we can provide efficient support to the region’s petrochemical industry and help expand its product portfolio.”