Bertschi invests in second chemical logistics facility in Singapore

Bertschi AG, one of Europe’s leading chemical logistics firms, has held the ground breaking ceremony for its second facility on Singapore’s Jurong Island. The Bertschi Jurong Island Chemical Cluster (JICC) is the Swiss company’s most advanced in Asia for the safe and efficient handling and storage of specialty and hazardous chemicals.

The addition of Phase Two will bring Bertschi’s total land area to 45,000 square metres. With its expansion, Bertschi will invest an additional S$35 million in its second facility, taking its total investment in Singapore to S$80million.

Lieven Vander Elstraeten, Managing Director of Bertschi Solutions, Singapore, said: “In the past year, we helped to fill a pent up need in the market, and have established ourselves as a reference chemical logistics company in Singapore, serving the specialty chemical sector on the Jurong Island Ethylene Oxide corridor.”

Bertschi Singapore has only been open a year, but the new facility is intended the meet the rapidly increasing demand it is experiencing for specialised chemical logistics services in the region. Targeted for completion in Q4 2017, it will feature an additional 25,000 pallet position dangerous goods warehouse, with an expansion of its drumming activities.

Bertschi’s one-stop shop for producers of liquid specialty chemicals in Singapore and Asia combines drum filling, steam heating and chilling of chemicals, (non) dangerous goods isotank storage and warehousing and trucking – all at one location in the proximity of the Jurong Island production facilities.

Cindy Koh, Director of JTC’s Energy and Chemicals Cluster, said: “Bertschi, being a leading intermodal logistics provider for liquid chemicals, plays a strategic role in Jurong Island’s ecosystem. Bertschi’s new facility will help meet the growing demand for logistics services of specialty chemicals on Jurong Island and in the region, and enhance synergies among industry players.”