SABIC, based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, is one of the world’s top six petrochemical companies. In Europe, SABIC is a major producer of polyethylene and polypropylene plastics; chemicals, including olefins and industrial gases; and innovative plastics, such as speciality film and sheet; and employs nearly 6,000 people.
The two companies have worked together for 15-years, with Norbert Dentressangle Tankers providing warehousing, packing, repacking and transportation services at its Wilton International site, near Redcar. Within the shared-user complex there is room for further storage space that can accommodate expected future growth.
In the additional contract, a dedicated 18,500 sq ft (1,700 sq m) store facility is being provided at the site, which will feature new racking, a mezzanine floor and conveyor system. This will incorporate racked pallet locations, a lay down area for heavy goods and 6,000 bin locations for smaller items.
The flexible solution will meet a range of key performance indicators (KPIs) covering environmental health and safety compliance, stock inventory accuracy, delivery times to site, product handling, and stored product management.
Further value will be achieved by providing an integrated IT system through SAP, and although the Norbert Dentressangle team will manage the inventory, the current stock position will always be visible to SABIC employees.
The new contract becomes fully operational at the end of July 2014; meanwhile detailed planning is currently underway to ensure the controlled transfer of services from the existing supplier and the seamless relocation of materials to the new Norbert Dentressangle premises at the southwest corner of the Wilton site.
Nick Gilpin, Warehouse and Stores Specialist at SABIC UK Petrochemicals, said: “We look forward to working with Norbert Dentressangle to create a first class Engineering Spares Warehousing and Stores service to support our Teesside operations. There is a great deal of work to be done before the service is fully operational but we have the right people in place to ensure we meet the July 31st target.”
Ann Dawson, Managing Director at Norbert Dentressangle Tankers, commented: “We have worked with SABIC UK Petrochemicals for 15-years and the increased scope of the supply chain service we provide to include MRO warehousing with agreed KPIs, demonstrates our commitment to meeting the evolving needs of our customers by delivering fully integrated solutions.”