HOYER produces its 30,000th flexitank
Own production facility in Malaysia ensures quality
Hamburg, 7 March 2017 – The Powertex Asia Pacific subsidiary of the Hamburg based logistics provider HOYER has manufactured its 30,000th flexitank in Malaysia. For a number of years HOYER has offered this mode of transport supplied from its own production plant to customers all over the world. The flexitanks are made from linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE) and are especially suitable for transporting liquids such as food products and harmless chemicals in quantities from 14 m3 to 24 m3.
Flexitanks represent a cost-effective alternative to conventional tank containers. Designed for one-only use, they are particularly easy to handle but nonetheless robust enough to hold even large quantities of liquids such as oil or wine. Significant volume saving per delivery is possible compared to intermediate bulk containers or barrels. Flexitanks are used in 20-foot containers, and the flexitank construction material is recyclable.
HOYER already invested in a joint venture in Malaysia in 2010, and the site near Kuala Lumpur has been fully owned by the HOYER Group since 2014. HOYER’s own production facility with 23 employees in South-east Asia enables precise quality controls, and now fabricates 700 to 800 flexitanks of various sizes per month. Due to this container production, HOYER is able to provide every customer with the optimum transport container.
Eswaran Arunaselam, General Manager of Powertex Asia Pacific, says “We expect an even greater demand for flexitanks in the next few years, and we are well equipped for it. The quality of our product is right, and we want to become a major player in this market.” Accordingly, every product is subjected to a comprehensive quality test after manufacture, especially in respect of leak-tightness, with the result that leaks are virtually excluded. Special packaging then allows the finished flexitank to be sent anywhere in the world.
About the HOYER Group:
HOYER, a traditional independent family business, has been one of the world’s leading bulk logistics providers since 1946. As a specialist it has extensive know-how in the provision of complex services, and has special customer proximity. It develops and implements comprehensive solutions in European and worldwide bulk logistics, particularly in the chemical, food, gas and petroleum industries. For this, 5,700 employees in more than 115 countries support clients with well thought-out logistics solutions to make them even more successful in their respective markets. HOYER owns around 2,700 trucks, 3,000 road tankers, 24,900 IBCs, 36,400 tank containers and numerous logistics installations with depots, cleaning plants and workshops.
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