Hoyer takes over plant logistics for Covestro in China

With the new contract in Caojing close to Shanghai, the bulk logistics company is continuing its expansion in Asia

Hoyer takes over plant logistics for Covestro in China

The logistics company Hoyer is expanding its business in the Far East: the full-service provider is taking over the logistics services in the SCIP (Shanghai Chemical Industrial Park) in Caojing close to Shanghai for Covestro, one of the world’s leading polymers manufacturers. A three-year contract with an extension option was signed for the start on 1 June 2016.

The German chemicals company Covestro (formerly Bayer MaterialScience), headquartered in Leverkusen, employs 15,800 staff at around 30 locations. One of the main products made at Covestro Integrated Site Shanghai (CISS) at Caojing is MDI (methylene diphenyl diisocyanate), an important intermediate in the manufacture of polyurethanes, which are used among other things as foams in the automobile and building industries.

With around 70 employees from the Supply Chain Solutions (SCS) business line at this site, HOYER takes care of tank containers loading, fully and semi-automatic drum filling, cold storage of drums, dispatch handling of palletised and non-palletised goods, and the servicing and maintenance of the logistics installations. New office equipment, workshop equipment, a forklift truck fleet, IT and a warehouse management system will be installed for the contract.

Hoyer already operated as a national and international transport services provider for Covestro. The two companies are now expanding their successful collaboration in the SCS area. The on-site logistics in Caojing had previously been operated by another service provider.

Felix Bossmeyer, Director Supply Chain Solutions Asia Pacific at Hoyer, says “We are pleased with the contract, and we hope our work for Covestro will open the door to other projects and new clients in China. We want to establish our SCS services here on a long-term basis.”