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Cleaning plants in Operation Clean Sweep® (OCS) listed:

cotac sites of the HOYER Group among the first in Europe.

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Hamburg, 10 August 2023 –The cotac group, the service network for integral services of the HOYER Group offering facilities relating to cleaning, workshops and depots, and with cleaning sites in Mannheim and Schkopau, is one of the first in Europe to be officially listed in Operation Clean Sweep®. Thus cotac and HOYER demonstrate their commitment to sustainable logistics services.

Operation Clean Sweep® is an international programme that helps to prevent plastic waste in the marine environment. The signatories to the OCS® Pledge ensure that no micro- or nanoplastic particles enter the environment. Thanks to the high quality standards of the HOYER Group and its affiliated companies, cotac’s European cleaning sites were able to meet the requirements of the OCS® Pledge with only a few adjustments. cotac paid particular attention to the cleaning processes of silo road tankers for plastic pellets.

Udo Scheide, Senior Manager Cleaning Operations cotac Germany, explains that, “Consistent collection of residues from the tanks to be cleaned, together with our efficient systems for water treatment and the absolute cleanliness of our facilities, have been a central component. Technology and processes are only as good as the people who operate them. We have highly motivated staff on site, who are regularly trained in the relevant processes. They have played a decisive part in ensuring smooth implementation. We are proud that our teams, by working together, are making a further contribution towards protecting the environment in the logistics industry!”

The European Plastics Converters Association (EuPC) and Plastics Europe developed the OCS certification system in 2022. Externally-audited facilities that meet the specified requirements are listed in the openly accessible “OCS Public Register” - and now also include the cotac sites in Mannheim and Schkopau.

The cotac group is an integral part of the full-service portfolio of the HOYER Group. Worldwide, twelve locations at logistics hubs in Europe, Asia and the USA support the logistics processes of HOYER. cotac ensures globally uniform standards for tank cleaning, repair and depot services, and is regularly audited in accordance with DIN EN-ISO 9001 and SQAS. The technical services provided by cotac ensure the smooth, efficient and safe transport logistics of the HOYER Group - and do so all over the world.

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About the HOYER Group

HOYER, a traditional, independent family-run company since 1946, is one of the leading bulk logistics service providers worldwide, and as a specialist it possesses comprehensive know-how in the supply of complex services, and a special proximity to customers. Comprehensive solutions are developed and implemented in European and worldwide bulk logistics, especially for the chemicals, foodstuffs, gas and petroleum products sectors. Employees and representative offices at 96 locations on five continents support customers to be even more successful with well thought-out logistics solutions in their respective markets. HOYER has at its disposal trucks, road tankers, IBCs, tank containers and numerous logistics installations with depots, cleaning plants and workshops.

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