Hürth/Luxemburg, 23 January 2014. With effect from 1st January 2014, the TALKE Group has taken over Luxembourg-based Hammer Logistik A.G. The acquisition has expanded the chemicals logistics expert’s European dry bulk network to a total of about 1,200 silo vehicles and containers.
The vehicle fleet, infrastructure and administrative functions in Luxemburg will remain there and will be integrated into the TALKE Group as a stand-alone location. “We are very pleased to take on board such an experienced team. The new location in Luxemburg helps us strengthen our presence in the European market as a provider of dry bulk transport services and as one of the leading logistics service providers for the chemical industry,” group managing director Alfred Talke explains. “Building additional European capacity is our response to our customers’ increasing internationalisation, which is reflected in the fact that the two largest users of our Luxembourg silo fleet are already customers of the group.”
Hammer Logistik A.G., which has been taken over by TALKE, was previously a subsidiary of Europaverkehre Hammer & Co. GmbH, Aachen, whose operations are not affected by the acquisition.
To the editors:
TALKE Group, founded in 1947, is among the world’s leading logistics service providers to the chemical and petrochemical industry in Europe, the Gulf States, India, and China. The company’s core competencies include the transportation and storage of chemical products, liquid chemicals and hazardous substances of almost all classes. TALKE also offers filling, storage and transport services for dry and liquid chemicals and polymer granules. Moreover, the logistics specialist offers tailor-made contract logistics solutions, state-of-the-art outsourcing concepts and planning and project management services for the construction of logistics facilities.
TALKE Group employs around 2,200 employees at 42 sites in Europe, the Middle East, India and China. Over 2,300 tankers, silo trucks and containers and an extensive range of special equipment to suit individual customer needs for both road and intermodal transports are at the Group’s disposal in order for it to provide its reliable transport and logistics solutions.
The company won the 2004 German Hazardous Goods Prize, which is awarded every year by the editors of “Gefährliche Ladung” (Hazardous Cargo) magazine, for its safe handling of sensitive goods and continuous improvement of transport safety. TALKE Logistic Services is a member of the Responsible Care programme, and was one of the first logistics service providers in Germany to join this initiative in 2009.
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