Brenntag, the global market leader in chemical distribution, has held an Open Day celebrating the launch of the new site in the Turbine Business Park, Sunderland.
The new Brenntag North East site is an important development for the region and will serve as a major chemical & ingredients distribution, service and sales facility for North Cumbria and the North East of England.
The new purpose-built site is designed to store and handle chemical products and ingredients for the vast number of life, material and environmental manufacturing industries. The site features extensive mixing and blending facilities, dedicated specialised storage, bulk liquid storage, dedicated and segregated product storage etc, in all totalling an impressive 3.4 acres.
Over 100 manufacturers attended the open day, along with the Mayor of the City of Sunderland Lynda Scanlan, along with the Consort of the Mayor Micky Horswill, representatives of the North East Process Industry Cluster (NEPIC), Department of International Trade, and industry associations.
Russel Argo, Regional President Brenntag UK and Ireland, commented:
“In 2018 we were able to celebrate tracing our roots in the North East back 100 years, the new site marks a new era for Brenntag in the area. We have a fantastic heritage of servicing the North East and are extremely pleased that we will be able to expand our service offering to the region through our brand new facilities. This major investment signifies Brenntag’s strategic intent to further enhance the efficiency of our infrastructure, geographical reach and added value capabilities in the core markets we serve.”
The Right Worshipful the Mayor of the City of Sunderland, Councillor Lynda Scanlan said
“ It is fantastic to see Brenntag, a global leader in the chemical industry, investing in a new site in the city at a time when they are celebrating their 100th anniversary in the region. The multi-million investment will become the company’s hub for the North East of England, servicing both the current customer base and the wider Brenntag network. We are pleased to welcome Brenntag and their staff to the city and we wish them all of the best for the future.”