On the 16th November 2018, a symbolic ceremony was held to celebrate the €8m ($9.1m) investment made by The HOYER Group, to develop a container terminal at the Clempark site in Dormagen, Germany.

Hoyer subsidiary, Supply Chain Solutions (SCS), developed the plans for the building in accordance with the requirements of Bayer AG, the multinational pharmaceutical and life sciences company for whom HOYER already works at the location. 

The future site provides space for 624 swap bodies or 20’ tank containers and will have six bays with connections for container heating. A ground-controlled portal crane will allow easy shunting. 

The terminal will comply with the highest safety standards and is expected to begin operations at the end of 2019.

By locating the terminal operation in Dormagen Chempark, it will contribute to cost reduction and will simplify production and logistics processes for Bayer AG. Liquid-filled tank containers will be held in intermediate storage on the terminal site until needed to supply the plants. The immediate geographic proximity to the production plants will save time when moving materials to and from plant operations, will reduce logistics costs by eliminating storage outside the site, and will relieve the traffic situation on public highways.

According to Ulrich Grätz, Global Director Supply Chain Solutions, “We have held intensive planning discussions and are delighted that we can now begin.” 

Jörg Sommer, Head of Active Ingredients Bayer AG, adds, “The terminal will relieve pressure on the space situation in our works and processes will become more efficient. We greatly welcome the joint construction project.”

(L-R): Albina Ibrahimi, HOYER Group; Jörg Sommer, Bayer AG; Norbert Lui, Bayer AG; Ulrich Grätz, HOYER Group; Wulf Schormair, Bayer AG.

(L-R): Albina Ibrahimi, HOYER Group; Jörg Sommer, Bayer AG; Norbert Lui, Bayer AG; Ulrich Grätz, HOYER Group; Wulf Schormair, Bayer AG.

Source: HOYER Group

SCS operates at 16 locations in five countries and has recorded a doubling of its order volume since 2008. The business line’s services combine the logistics expertise of the Hoyer Group with know-how in the areas of on-site and off-site logistics, filling, blending, handling liquid dangerous goods and dry-bulk logistics. SCS also operates intermodal and dangerous goods terminals, and supplies planning assistance for change projects in works.