Expanding worldwide

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The cotac group has almost doubled its service sites for cleaning, workshop and depot services from the previous seven branches in Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium and France to a total of 12 stations worldwide.
Since end of October last year, the provider also has additional sites at its disposal for comprehensive tank container services in the US, China, Thailand, Vietnam and Singapore.
By taking this step, cotac said it has established the provision of services in standardised high-level quality, safety, and security at central international logistics hubs and has become one of the leading service providers in this segment worldwide.
In the past few years, cotac has grown from being a regional provider into one of Europe’s largest, offering the highest standards of service for tank cleaning, repair and depot services.
Its technical services for tank containers guarantee the smooth, safe and secure progress of liquid products logistics, and are an important part of the logistics chain.
cotac specialises in cleaning containers for chemical products, liquefied gases and food items. As a supplement to repairing tank containers, road tankers, intermediate bulk containers (IBCs) and mini pressure tanks (MPTs), its portfolio includes modifications as well as servicing and certifications.
With its historic roots in the strong European market, the cotac group is now expanding into regions of the world that are especially relevant for chemicals logistics, and are located close to central freight handling ports and logistics hubs. cotac’s managing director Lars Nennhaus explained: “We support customers exactly where they ask for our portfolio of performances and services.”
In concrete terms – the company invests in creating new sites wherever they are needed, and the infrastructure they require, either on its own or in close cooperation with selected partners.
“We can further optimise the customer supply chain by expanding our worldwide network,” said Nennhaus, who added that cotac stands for “complete tank care” and takes his promise seriously. Around 700 expert employees worldwide provide reliable, quality-assured services relating to tank containers at cotec.
Safety, security and quality are especially important to the company, whose central headquarters is in Hamburg. Workforce training courses are a global standard, as are the analyses and internal know-how of product cleaning processes by cotac’s chemicals experts. According to Nennhaus, all the cotac sites undergo regular internal and external audits.
He added that sustainability and environmentally conscious action were also the rule, in addition to integrity and commitment.
Company expansion

In Houston, US, the cotac site, with its services provided in the immediate vicinity of the international Port of Houston, adds an area of 130,000 m2 with 600 tank container storage spaces, a workshop and 11 cleaning lines.
Additionally, a further 40,000 m2 of depot area, with capacity for 5,000 tank container parking spaces, four workshops and 40 cleaning lines are being added in Asia.
All the sites have been established for many years and are being integrated into the cotac group’s existing network. Altogether, the company now has at its disposal an approximate area of 500,000 m2 and 12,000 storage bays in its depots, and around 100 cleaning lines. This enables around 200,000 cleaning operations and 100,000 workshop orders to be carried out for cotac customers every year. Nennhaus concluded: “By enlarging the number of sites, we have completed another important step in our global expansion strategy. More projects are in the planning phase.”
For more information: Visit: cotac-group.com

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