Infracor Takes Over Logistics for the BP Product Group EMPERA
Two companies continue to strengthen their core businesses
The ink had barely dried on the first contract that put Infracor in charge of all services required for the maintenance of BP production plants in the Marl Chemical Park when the two companies signed yet another contract. With this second contract, Infracor provides BP Chemicals Marl with further assistance in concentrating on production, its core business. On July 1, Infracor took over all logistics for the EMPERA product group (the former VESTYRON) - a polystyrene granulate used for such things as packaging, CD cases and disposable plastic tableware.
The contract is valid for five years and also includes the transfer of nine workers. The contract emphasizes the importance of the Logistics Business Line as one of Infracor’s core businesses. Logistics will take charge of BP’s silo facilities, the plant’s polyethylene bag-filling operation, the palleting of the bags, and the shrink-wrapping of the pallets in Building 2030, as well as the entire parceled goods storage operation.
Infracor will also be in charge of loading bulk trucks. Other plans include retrofitting 14-silos and equipping them with new controls and conveying lines that were formely used for VESTOLIT products.
The retrofitting should result in an annual transfer of up to 180,000 metric tons of EMPERA into bulk trucks and as bag products. Infracor will also be taking over activities in raw materials supply (rubber for the high-impact-resistant EMPERA grades) and the disposal of faulty granulates.
"Both partners benefit from this agreement," says Dr. Dietmar Ruttert, head of the Warehousing Product Line. "BP is able to concentrate on its core business of production, while Infracor Logistics continues to confirm its expertise and competitive ability."
In addition to its bulk logistics for powdery materials (above all PVC), Infracor now also has significant proof of its ability to handle granulates. According to Dr. Weert Zell, Managing Director of the operational segment, "This gives us a very important basis for the further development of our Warehousing division."