ICIS Top 50 chemical third-party logistics list 2012

07 May 2012 00:00  [Source: ICB]

AGILITY
Liverpool, UK
www.agilitylogistics.com
President and CEO, chemicals sector, Andrew Jackson
2011 Sales: Kuwati Dinar (KWD) 1.33bn ($4.78bn)
2011 Chemical sector sales: NA

Geographies: Europe, US, Asia, Middle East

Agility's Specialty Chemicals business delivers value to its chemical and petrochemical industry customers by implementing practical, impartial and, most importantly, cost-saving supply chain solutions. Agility has a range of freight management and procurement services, in addition to operations outsourcing and systems capabilities. With both asset light and asset appropriate solutions to fit the needs of mature as well as rapidly growing markets, Agility is placed to meet the evolving requirements and challenges of this specialist sector


AHLERS
Antwerp, Belgium
ahlers.com
Chairman and CEO Christian Leysen
2011 Sales: €250m ($324m)
2011 Chemical Sector Sales: NA

Geographies: Benelux, Russia, Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), China, India, Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam, Dubai, Africa

Services: Warehousing; value-added logistics; freight forwarding; distribution; customs brokerage; consulting; special projects

Key facts: 103-year-old family-owned company; 1,800 employees; presence (own operations) in 20 countries; hazardous goods warehouse (Seveso upper tier) in Ghent, Belgium; repacking facility in Antwerp, Belgium; warehouses in Russia, Ukraine, China, Indonesia, India


A.N. DERINGER
St. Albans, Vermont, US
www.anderinger.com
President
and CEO Jake Holzscheiter
2011 Sales: NA
2011 Chemical Sector Sales: NA
Geographies: North America, Europe, Pacific Rim

Services: Freight forwarding; supply chain management; transportation management; warehousing; customs brokerage; logistics consulting; North American ground transportation

Key Facts: More than 425 employees; 30 offices; 98 US Customs brokers on staff; agents worldwide


ALFRED TALKE LOGISTIC SERVICES
Huerth, Germany
www.talke.com
Group
managing director Alfred Talke
2011 Sales: NA
2011 Chemical Sector Sales: NA
Geographies: Europe, CIS, Middle East, India, China

Services: Road and intermodal land transport of dangerous and harmless liquids, bulk and packed goods; warehousing; value-added services such as bagging, filling, transferring, and sampling of dangerous and harmless goods; temperature-controlled storage; customized transport solutions (eg. for clean room requirements) including design of dedicated equipment and loading points, as well as customized modification of standard equipment; logistics facilities consultancy, design, and construction project management; supply chain consultancy

Key facts: More than 2,000 tank and dry bulk containers and vehicles; 1,600 employees and partners in 14 countries on three continents


APL LOGISTICS
Singapore
www.apllogistics.com
President Jim McAdam
2011 Sales: $1.41bn (€1.09bn)
2011 Chemical Sector Sales: NA

Geographies: 56 countries in North Asia, Southeast Asia, Australia, Middle East, Africa, Europe, Mediterranean region, North America, Latin America

Services: Global freight solutions; freight consolidation; air-sea services; time-definite services; intermodal transportation; highway services; managed transportation services; warehousing and order fulfilment; inbound logistics; manufacturing support; vendor-managed inventory; distribution management; engineering solutions; information technology solutions; vendor management

Key facts: 162 offices in 56 countries; 191 logistics facilities; 26m ft2 of warehousing space; 4,500+ employees


BALTRANSA
Ciudad Real and Barcelona, Spain
www.baltransa.com
General
manager Jose Luis Ruiz Heras
2011 Sales: €22m ($29m)
2011 Chemical Sector Sales: €22m ($29m)
Geographies: Spain, Portugal, France, UK, Italy, Benelux, Germany, Poland, Czech Republic

Key facts: Chemical transport by road (ADR) in Europe; cleaning station in Barcelona; moving around 200 tanks; 120 owned trucks and 170 owned tanks


BARRETT DISTRIBUTION CENTERS
Franklin, Massachusetts, US
www.barrettdistribution.com
President
Arthur Barrett
2011 Sales: NA
2011 Chemical Sector Sales: NA
Geographies: US

Services: Supply chain management, transportation management, and warehousing for the chemical industry

Key Facts: More than 2m sq ft of warehouse space in the US


BDP INTERNATIONAL
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US
www.bdpinternational.com
President
and CEO Richard Bolte
2011 Sales: NA
2011 Chemical Sector Sales: NA

Geographies: North America, Latin America, Europe, Middle East, Asia, Africa

Services: Ocean, air and ground transportation; lead logistics process analysis, design and management; export freight forwarding; import customs clearance and regulatory compliance; project logistics; warehousing/consolidation/distribution; web-based shipping transaction/tracking management systems

Key Facts: Privately held; freight logistics centers in more than 20 cities throughout North America and a network of subsidiaries, joint ventures and strategic partnerships in 122 countries


BERTSCHI
Duerrenaesch, Switzerland
www.bertschi.com
Hans-Jorg
Bertschi, President and CEO
2011 Sales: €520m ($673m)
2011 Chemical Sector Sales: €510m ($660m)

Geographies: Europe, Russia, CIS countries, Asia, America, Australia, Middle East, Africa

Services: Bulk liquid and dry bulk logistics in tank and box containers; intermodal rail; deep-sea transport; supply chain management; transportation management; rail terminals; tank cleaning stations; tank container storage locations

Key facts: 16,000 tank and dry bulk containers; 1,200 road trucks, 44 subsidiaries on global scale; 21 owned intermodal rail terminals in Europe; 2,100 employees


BOWKER GROUP
Preston, UK
bowkertransport.co.uk
UK operations director Bill Bowker; sales director Neil Bowker
2011 Sales: NA
2011 Chemical Sector Sales: NA

Geographies: Europe

Services: Contract hiring; UK and European distribution, freight forwarding and warehousing


CARDINAL LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT
Concord, North Carolina, US
www.cardlog.com
CEO
Tom Hostetler; chief operating officer Jerry Bowman
2011 Sales: NA
2011 Chemical Sector Sales: NA

Geographies: US

Services: Customized transportation solutions including specialized equipment and handling, and integrated technology; dedicated contract carriage, home and jobsite delivery; transportation management; supply chain consulting; warehousing; distribution; bulk and chemical transport; industrial and manufacturing logistical support services

Key Facts: 1,550 power units; 5,000 trailers; 1,800 employees


CHEMLOGIX
Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, US
www.chemlogix.com
President
and CEO J Steven Hamilton
2011 Sales: NA
2011 Chemical Sector Sales: NA

Geographies: North America, Europe, Asia, Middle East, Latin America

Services: Transportation management technology; managed logistics services; intermodal transportation and management; international trade management; freight benchmarks and procurement; rail fleet management; freight audit and payment; supply chain consulting

Key Facts: Founded in 1997; supports more than 1,500 carriers, 2m shipments, and $1bn in freight spend annually across all clients


C.H. ROBINSON WORLDWIDE
Eden Praire, Minnesota, US
www.chrobinson.com
Chairman
and CEO John Wiehoff
2011 Sales: $10.3bn (€13.3bn)
2011 Chemical Sector Sales: NA

Geographies: North America, Europe, Asia, South America, Australia, Middle East

Services: Freight and transportation logistics; outsource solutions; information services

Key Facts: More than 230 offices worldwide; 10m shipments handled in 2011; more than 8,350 employees; more than 53,000 contract transportation carriers; more than 37,000 customers worldwide


CT LOGISTICS
Cleveland, Ohio, US
info.ctlogistics.com
President Allan Miner
2011 Sales: NA
2011 Chemical Sector Sales: NA

Geographies: North America, Central America, South America, western Europe, eastern Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific

Services: Audits and validations focused on cost savings, freight analysis, reporting, logistical efficiency, management controls, accounting codes application and invoice standards

Key Facts: Since 1923, CT Logistics has been providing transportation freight audit services to hundreds of shippers, including chemical organizations; operates in more than 27 countries


DAMCO
Copenhagen, Denmark
www.damco.com
Global
head of chemicals Anthony Elwine
2011 Sales: $2.8bn (€2.2bn)
2011 Chemical Sector Sales: approx $420m (€324m)

Geographies: Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa, North America, Latin America

Services: Specializing in the chemical industry with customized end-to-end freight forwarding and supply chain solutions covering all modes of transportation; integrated IT solutions

Key Facts: 10,800 employees in more than 300 offices across 90 countries and representation in another 30 countries; in 2011, managed more than 2.5m TEU (20ft equivalent units) of ocean freight and supply chain management volumes, and air freighted more than 110,000 tonnes; part of the A.P. Moller - Maersk Group


DB SCHENKER BTT
Mainz, Germany
www.btt-gmbh.de
Managing
directors Jorg Hilker, Berthold Jesse
2011 Sales: €4.5bn ($5.8bn) (for DB Schenker Rail)
2011 Chemical Sector Sales: approximately €650m ($842m) (BTT together with DB Schenker Rail)

Geographies: Europe

Services: Forwarding for liquid, gaseous and pourable goods; intermodal and wagonload transport - organizes the main leg by rail, trans-shipment at the terminal, and pre-carriage and onward carriage by truck for all European routes; full management of customers' rail tank cars

Key Facts: 100% subsidiary of DB Schenker Mobility Logistics


DE RIJKE GROUP
Spijkenisse, the Netherlands
www.derijke.com
CEO
Kees de Rijke (Europe)
2011 Sales: €400m ($158m)
2011 Chemical Sector Sales: €320m ($414m)

Geographies: Europe, Middle East

Services: Focus on petrochemicals and packaging

Key facts: Privately held; owns facilities in nine countries, more than 28 locations; active in the Middle East through joint venture MDR Logistics, as service provider to local industry, enabling logistics between the Middle East and Europe; 1,900 employees


DHL
Bonn, Germany
dhl.com
CEO Frank Appel
2011 Sales: €52.8bn ($68.4bn)
2011 Chemical Sector Sales: NA

Geographies: Europe, Middle East, Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific

Services: Integrated supply chain management; freight forwarding; courier and parcel services; transportation management; warehousing; customs brokerage


DUPRE' LOGISTICS
Lafayette, Louisiana, US
www.duprelogistics.com
CEO
Reggie Dupre; President Tom Voelkel
2011 Sales: $151m (€117m)
2011 Chemical Sector Sales: $115m (€89m)

Geographies: US

Services: Logistics consultation; bulk; dry van; refrigerated; flatbed; information services; supply chain management; site and private fleet services, strategic capacity services; energy distribution services

Key Facts: More than 900 drivers; carrier partners; supply chain management process; 2010 American Trucking Associations President's Trophy winner


EVANS DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS
Melvindale, Michigan, US
www.evansdist.com
President
John Evans
2011 Sales: NA
2011 Chemical Sector Sales: NA

Geographies: US

Services: Warehousing; asset-based transportation services in US Midwest, transportation and supply-chain management, logistics staffing services,

Key Facts: Founded in 1929; family-owned and operated; employs 500 associates and operates more than 1.7m sq ft of space in six states in the US; multi-client hazmat facility in Detroit, Michigan, US; 100 trucks and 300 trailers


FORT STORAGE WAREHOUSING & DISTRIBUTION
Winnipeg, Canada
www.fortstorage.com
Manager
Alan Smith
2011 Sales: NA
2011 Chemical Sector Sales: NA

Geographies: Canada

Services: Industrial warehousing; logistics and distribution; handling hazardous materials for the agribusiness, chemical compounding, manufacturing, mining, forestry, oil and gas, paints, coatings, aerospace and construction sectors

Key Facts: Certified by the Agrichemical Warehousing Standards Association for safe storage and handling of a hazardous materials


FW Warehousing
Sauget, Illinois, US
www.fwwarehousing.com
President
and CEO Mark Cusumano
2011 Sales: NA
2011 Chemical Sector Sales: NA

Geographies: US

Services: Hazardous chemical storage; distribution; fulfilment; secondary contract packaging; pick and pack; hand stacking; drop shipping; cross docking; rail transloading; intermodal transport; trucking including Midwest shuttle program, national drayage and low-cost less-than-truckload

Key Facts: ISO 9001:2008 certified; certified by FedEx and UPS for small package chemical shipping and fulfilment; certified to handle flammables, corrosives, oxidizers and other environmentally sensitive chemicals (Classes 2, 3, 5, 6 and 8); family owned; more than 25 years' experience in the 3PL industry; warehousing and distribution centers in Missouri, Illinois and Indiana totaling 2.5m sq ft; climate-controlled environments; 200+ truck dock doors; 20 rail sidings; material handling equipment for carloads, drums, pallets, ISO tanks and totes


GEBRUDER WEISS
Lauterach, Austria
www.gw-world.com
CEO
Wolfgang Niessner
2011 Sales: €1.07bn ($1.39bn)
2011 Chemical Sector Sales: NA

Geographies: North America, South America, Europe, Asia

Services: Overland transport; air and sea freight and logistics; subsidiaries provide logistics consultancy (x|vise), high-tech business services (tectraxx), software solutions for transport management systems (inet-logistics), railway transport (Railcargo) and parcel service (GWP)

Key Facts: 4,650 employees; 158 company-owned locations; family-owned; history going back 500 years


GEODIS WILSON
Amsterdam, Netherlands
www.geodiswilson.com
Global vertical market director Martin Svantesson

Geographies: Europe, North America, Latin America, Africa, Asia

Services: A global logistics provider and wholly owned subsidiary of SNCF Group, Geodis is part of France-based Geodis group with a worldwide scope, ranking number four in its field in Europe. The group's ability to coordinate all or part of the logistics chain enables it to support its customers in their strategic, geographical and technological developments, providing them with solutions to optimizing their physical and information flows


THE HAZCHEM NETWORK
Rugby, UK
www.hazchemnetwork.co.uk
Managing
director Ali Karim; sales director Nada Marinovic
2011 Sales: £6.7m ($10.4m)
2011 Chemical Sector Sales: £6.7m ($10.4m)
Geographies: UK, Ireland with links to Europe

Services: Next-day ADR palletized and parcel distribution with track and trace

Key Facts: In 2011, trans-shipped 190,000 pallets, 33,000 parcels; established in 2004; 2005 Logichem Award for "Best Supply Chain Project in Europe"


HW COATES
Cosby, UK
hwcoates.co.uk
Chairman Gerald Coates
2011 Sales: £25m ($39m)
2011 Chemical Sector Sales: £17m ($26m)

Geographies: UK

Services: Warehousing and transport of packaged chemicals

Key Facts: 15 locations including six COMAH (Control of Major Accident Hazards); 100 vehicles - all ADR


INLAND EMPIRE DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS
Spokane, Washington, US
www.ieds.net
Vice
president of business development Matt Ewers
2011 Sales: NA
2011 Chemical Sector Sales: NA

Geographies: US

Services: Inventory control; warehousing; repack; case pick; logistics consultation; freight management; rail served for packaged chemicals only

Key Facts: Hazmat chemical warehouse facilities with primary and secondary containment in Pasco, Washington, US; multi-modal transportation access; computerized inventory control system with web access for real-time data; Designated Foreign Trade Zone; US Customs Container Freight Station;


INTERBULK GROUP
East Kilbride, UK
www.interbulkgroup.com
CEO
Koert Van Wissen
2011 Sales: €362m ($469m)
2011 Chemical Sector Sales: €350m ($453m)

Geographies: Europe, North America, Latin America, Asia, Middle East, Africa, Australia

Services: Intermodal logistics for dry bulk and liquids; terminal logistics; supply chain management solutions; fleet management

Key Facts: 450 employees; 9,800 containers; 9,500 tank containers; eight logistics terminals; variable cost model; no owned transport capacity


ISC GLOBAL
Basel, Switzerland and Singapore
www.iscgloballtd.com
CEO
Bernhard Frauendoerfer
2011 Sales: NA
2011 Chemical Sector Sales: NA

Geographies: Europe, Middle East, Asia Pacific, North America, South America, Africa

Services: 4PL, including freight forwarding and warehousing for the chemical industry; 220 staff


JACOBSON COMPANIES
Des Moines, Iowa, US
www.jacobsonco.com
President
and CEO Brian Lutt
2011 Sales: NA
2011 Chemical Sector Sales: NA

Geographies: North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa, Asia, Middle East

Services: Solutions design and project management; procurement services; consolidation/origin services; freight forwarding; international transportation; customs brokerage; deconsolidation; contract manufacturing; manufacturing plant support; warehousing and distribution; contract packaging; staffing solutions; freight management; transportation services; dedicated contract carriage

Key Facts: Founded in 1968; 195 facilities worldwide operating 35m sq ft of warehouse space; offshore legal entity Jacobson Global Logistics Ltd (JGL) in Hong Kong


KATOEN NATIE
Antwerp, Belgium
katoennatie.com
President Fernand Huts; vice president Fabian Leroy
2011 Sales: €830m ($1.07bn)
2011 Chemical Sector Sales: €440m ($570m)

Geographies: Europe, North America, Latin America, Africa, Asia, Middle East

Services: Integrated and tailor-made logistics and engineering services; storage on a variable basis; packaging; blending; grinding; sieving; onsite operations


LESAINT LOGISTICS
Romeoville, Illinois, US
www.lesaint.com
President
Jeff Pennington
2011 Sales: NA
2011 Chemical Sector Sales: NA

Services: Supply chain management; transportation management; brokerage; warehousing; fulfilment; engineering consulting


LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS (LMS)
St. Louis, Missouri, US
www.lmslogistics.com
President
and CEO Dennis Schoemehl
2011 Sales: NA
2011 Chemical Sector Sales: NA

Geographies: North America

Services: Supply chain management and technology; customized solutions; freight management and optimization; transportation management system

Key Facts: Clients include Fortune 500 chemical companies; $1.5bn in freight managed annually


LOGI TRANS
Atlanta, Georgia, US
www.logitransexpress.com
President
Jeff McDaniel
2011 Sales: $10m (€7.7m)
2011 Chemical Sector Sales: $4m (€3.1m)

Geographies: US

Services: Supply chain management and consultation; transportation management; warehousing; asset trucking

Key Facts: Asset warehouse with established fleet of tractors and trailers; fully integrated transportation management system for 3PL division; vertical integration of supply chain management


MATERIAL LOGISTICS & SERVICES
Appleton, Wisconsin, US
www.wsinc.com
CEO
Robert Schroeder
2011 Sales: NA
2011 Chemical Sector Sales: NA

Geographies: US

Services: Bulk transfer capabilities; flammable storage; climate controlled rooms; blending and dilution services; custom packaging; contract labor and management services at customer facilities; transportation brokerage; freight forwarding; reverse logistics; fulfilment services

Key Facts: A division of WSI; serving the chemical industry for more than 40 years; facilities catering to the chemical sector with specialized containment, training and infrastructure


MENLO WORLDWIDE LOGISTICS
San Mateo, California, US
www.menlologistics.com
President
Robert Bianco
2011 Sales: $1.6bn (€2.1bn)
2011 Chemical Sector Sales: NA

Geographies: North America, Europe, Asia, Latin America

Services: Transportation management; warehousing; freight brokerage; supply chain management; 4PL

Key Facts: More than 130 warehouses in 20 countries on five continents; 6,500 employees


MONTREAL CHEMICAL LOGISTICS (MCL)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
www.mtlchem.com
President
A.K. Pattee
2011 Sales: NA
2011 Chemical Sector Sales: NA

Geographies: Canada

Services: Warehousing; chemical and hazmat specialization; transportation and delivery

Key Facts: Division of Vaudreuil Storage


NORBERT DENTRESSANGLE
Lyon, France
norbert-dentressangle.com
Francois Bertreau, CEO
2011 Sales: €3.6bn ($4.7bn)
2011 Chemical Sector Sales: €324m ($420m)

Geographies: Europe

Services: Transportation (FTL, LTL, packed, bulk); warehousing; transport management; 4PL

Key facts: 909 dry bulk tipping tankers; 231 liquid chemical tankers; 189 hydrocarbons tankers; 6,391 trailers and boxes


ODYSSEY LOGISTICS & TECHNOLOGY
Danbury, Connecticut, US
www.odysseylogistics.com
President
and CEO Bob Shellman
2011 Sales: NA
2011 Chemical Sector Sales: NA

Geographies: North America, South America, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia

Services: Lead logistics; supply-chain network evaluation and design; operational processes; volume aggregation; 3PL services including truck brokerage, intermodal transportation, customs brokerage

Key Facts: Patented, web-based information technology infrastructure


ORIENTAL LOGISTICS HOLDINGS
Hong Kong
orientallogistics.com
Managing director Gilbert W.K. Lau

Geographies: Greater China and Asia, North America, South America, Europe

Services: Records management; warehousing; repacking and value-added services; international freight forwarding; transportation and distribution; IT consulting and solutions; chemical logistics

Key Facts: Asset-based


PACIFIC COAST WAREHOUSE
Chino, California, US
www.pcwc.com
President
Jim Marcoly
2011 Sales: NA
2011 Chemical Sector Sales: NA

Geographies: US

Services: Storage; handling; transportation of hazardous materials in rack and bulk; shared and dedicated operations for industrial and retail industries

Key Facts: Since 1927, privately owned; NACD member


PACKWELL
La Porte, Texas, US
www.packwell.com
President
Al Duran
2011 Sales: NA
2011 Chemical Sector Sales: NA

Geographies: US, China

Services: Plastics packaging; flexible intermediate bulk containers; seabulk containers; form fill seal bagging; sewn open mouth bagging; supply chain management; warehousing; customs service; packaging and re-packaging logistics services

Key Facts: Railcar facility/yard for more than 150 railcars in Houston, Texas, US; 350 employees; capacity to re-pack over 1.35m tonnes/year of plastic resin; facilities in Houston, US and Shanghai, China


PALMER LOGISTICS
Houston, Texas, US
www.palmerlogistics.com
Executive
vice president Brett Mears

2011 Sales: NA

2011 Chemical Sector Sales: NA

Geographies: US

Services: Warehousing; distribution; packaging; import/export; transportation (shuttle and drayage)

Key Facts: 1.5m sq ft of chemical distribution space (public and contract); hazardous materials, cGMP, ISO 9001 certified; NACD member; 91% year-on-year retention rate


PEOPLES SERVICES
Canton, Ohio, US
www.peoplesservices.com
President
and CEO Doug Sibila
2011 Sales: NA
2011 Chemical Sector Sales: NA

Geographies: US

Services: Warehouse management; contract warehousing; transportation; transloading; bulk packaging; milling; blending; hazardous materials storage; temp controlled storage; order fulfilment; Foreign-Trade Zone services

Key Facts: 400 employees; 4.5m sq ft of warehouse space; 15 locations; 100 powered units; ISO 9001, OSHA SHARP certification


POTTER GROUP LOGISTICS
Melmerby, UK
pottergroup.co.uk
Managing director Matthew Lamb
2011 Sales: £14.9m ($23.0m)
2011 Chemical Sector Sales: £6.1m ($9.4m)

Geographies: UK

Services: Warehousing; distribution; rail freight; regulated services

Key facts: 1.6m sq ft of warehousing space; five distribution centers; three rail freight terminals; 220 staff; family owned


RINCHEM
Albuquerque, New Mexico, US
www.rinchem.com
CEO
Bill Moore; President Charles Breinholt
2011 Sales: NA
2011 Chemical Sector Sales: NA

Geographies: North America, Europe, Asia, Middle East

Services: Lead logistics services, including segregated, temperature-controlled warehousing of chemicals and gases; over-the-road transportation; local delivery; on-site services; empty container return management; freight forwarding; cross docking; port logistics and drayage services; contract warehousing and logistics; training and consulting services; supply chain planning and optimization and logistics simulation; inventory visibility and oversight through warehousing and transportation-management system

Key Facts: ISO 9001 certified; stores, transports and handles more than 1.2bn lb of chemicals and gases annually. More than three decades of experience developing and managing chemical supply chains; 24 customized warehousing locations worldwide; asset-based lead logistics provider; chemical logistics services to 20 Fortune 500 corporations


SEAWAY
Thessaloniki , Greece
www.seaway.gr
Managing
director Isidoros (Sakis) Printezis
2011 Sales: €2.4m ($3.1m)
2011 Chemical Sector Sales: €1.9m ($2.5m)

Geographies: Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, other Balkan region countries

Services: Freight forwarding; supply chain management; transportation management; warehousing; customs brokerage; fiscal representation

Key facts: 25,000m2 of warehouse space; three locations in Thessaloniki and Athens, Greece; one cross-border office


SUTTONS GROUP
Cheshire, UK
www.suttonsgroup.com
Group
managing directors Andrew Palmer, John Sutton
2011 Sales: £138m ($213m)
2011 Chemical Sector Sales: N/

Geographies: Americas, Europe, Middle East, Asia

Services: Transportation, packaging and storage of bulk products, hazardous and non-hazardous liquids, powders, gases

Key Facts: Road tankers and ISO tank containers


TRANSPLACE
Dallas, Texas, US
www.transplace.com
CEO
Tom Sanderson
2011 Sales: $1.2bn (€927m)
2011 Chemical Sector Sales: $350m (€270m)

Geographies: US

Services: Transportation management system; brokerage; supply chain consulting; intermodal; ocean and air; cross-border services


TRANSPORT & LOGISTIK
Turkheim, Germany
www.finsterwalder.com
General
manager Klaus Finsterwalder
2011 Sales: €120m ($155m)
2011 Chemical Sector Sales: €78m ($101m)

Geographies: Europe, Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS)

Services: Freight forwarding; in-house logistics; outsourcing projects; dangerous goods handling; supply chain management; consignment stock handling; production process support; transportation management; warehousing

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