14 October 1999 15:26 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (CNI)--Germany's BASF said Thursday it has appointed two UK companies to provide warehousing and distribution services in the UK and Ireland.
TDG Logistics will provide warehousing facilities at its Acton Grange, Warrington premises near Liverpool and WH Bowker will supply transportation services contracted through its Preston, Lancashire headquarters. The new distribution centre will be used to supply directly to customers in the UK and Ireland region.
A spokeswoman for BASF said it can hold some 8000 pallets.
Until now, goods for UK and Irish customers have been ordered and delivered from warehouses at various production sites in Ludwigshafen, Germany and other European locations.
BASF Plc's logistics divisional manager Mike Field said: "This is the latest step in our Europe-wide initiative to further improve our distribution network. The UK/Ireland RDC (regional distribution warehouse) will enable us to store products closer to our customers and give us the capability to provide customers with a rapid and reliable delivery service."
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