Today, April 28th, is World Day for Safety and Health at Work. At Manuchar we are committed to providing a safe and healthy work environment for our employees by taking the necessary measures to prevent accidents or risks that may arise in the workplace. We maintain high levels of safety by using personal and collective protective equipment and train our teams to handle any incidents associated with the type of products we handle and store. We have also introduced a wide range of OHS measures to reduce and control COVID-19 infection in our operations and offices.
Together we are Strong. Together we can Make The Difference!
At Manuchar we take the care of planet Earth very seriously. After all, the planet is our market, as we are a global trading, distribution and logistics company. We are therefore totally committed to doing business sustainably. This means reducing our environmental footprint and maximizing the well-being of our employees, neighboring communities and other stakeholders. Discover how we are helping to protect the planet by reading our Sustainability – Environment – Social Responsibility Report 2019
Great Place To Work (GPTW) is a global authority in the workplace and an expert in making organizations a Great Place to Work, recognizing and certifying the best work environments in over 50 countries around the world.
Manuchar is very proud of this important achievement and reinforces its commitment to be an excellent company to work for!
Manuchar Chile S.A. is opening a new warehouse in Talcahuano (near Concepcion). From this warehouse we will serve our customers in the South of Chile.
Address new warehouse : Jaime Repullo 1695, Talcahuano, Chile
Manuchar Chile is active in the distribution and JIT supply of chemicals and already has warehouse facilities in Santiago and San Antonio. In addition to distributing chemicals and related products, Manuchar Chile also provides complete logistic and financial solutions to its customers.
Manuchar Turkey has fully completed the certification process of ISO 9001/2015. Achieving this goal was the result of a hard and arduous work shouldered by all the members of the company.
ISO 9001 QMS certification is a globally recognized standard for management process controls that provide consistent, measured and monitored outcomes for business efficiency, productivity and profit.
Manuchar has received a Silver Award from Ecovadis! This CSR rating covers a broad range of topics including Environmental, Labor & Human Rights, Ethics and Sustainable practices. For every segment Manuchar (indicated in green) has rated better than the industry’s average (indicated by the black dash). (see PDF).
A few years ago, Manuchar set the stage for a far-reaching professionalization of the company. Also in terms of consolidation giant steps have been taken ever since. Among other things, an internally developed software platform has been set up to see through the international forest of data. Group Reporting & Consolidation Manager Danny Melis explains how he made that transformation tackles, and the challenges that he faces.
Check out our new corporate video (on our homepage) and get to know what Manuchar can do for you! “We keep your plant running, anytime, anywhere”
Manuchar Pakistan is located in Karachi. This gives the new affiliate a central position on our extensive global platform with local reach in emerging countries. The new operating company will provide Manuchar’s renown end-to-end supply chain services and chemical distribution activities within this growing country.
The activities include sourcing, distribution and DDP services focusing on inorganic chemicals, surfactants, fertilizers and specialty chemicals that are used in the detergent, home care, personal care, glass, paper & pulp, paint & coating and textile industries.
More information and complete contact details can be found here.
Manuchar Pakistan can be contacted via +92-13-5169717 .
WeylChem selected Manuchar to become their exclusive distributor in Central and South America
Because of its extensive presence in Latin America, local market knowledge and technical expertise, WeylChem´s Consumer Care business appointed Manuchar as their exclusive distribution partner in Mexico, Central America, Caribbean, Chile, Peru, Colombia and Ecuador.
As Manuchar, we are proud to represent WeylChem’s product range in the Home Care and Personal Care markets for both the existing portfolio and the recently launched products.
“We are excited to put more efforts into growing our business in Latin America,” said Gerhard Köppikus, Sales Director Consumer Care. “Manuchar is a real expert in emerging markets and I look forward to a successful cooperation.”
About WeylChem Group of Companies:
WeylChem Wiesbaden, part of WeylChem Group of Companies, develops products and solutions for the Home and Personal Care market with a specialized product range consisting of surfactants, bleach activators, emulsifiers, rheology modifiers and actives. www.weylchem.com
Manuchar Phu My (Vietnam) just completed the construction of 2 new warehouses on its leased land area in Phu My, 2 km from the main southern Vietnam deep sea ports.
The total surface of the warehouses is of +11.000 m2, offering a bulk storage capacity of 50.000 MT, with the objective to bring premium Logistic Services for agricultural commodities.
The warehouses are located just next to Manuchar Vietnam’s 3 years old warehouse, already exploited for chemicals.
Thanks to this investment Manuchar Phu My is expanding its activities from distribution of chemicals to offering premium Logistic Services for the import of agricultural commodities on behalf of international traders and local feed mills.
They are state of the art warehouses with automatic discharging equipment, reaching an impressive discharging speed of 580mt/h. This gives Manuchar Phu My a significant advantage over our local competitors because it will allow customers to reduce their overall discharging cost per vessel.
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The construction works began last October 2015 and the warehouses started to be fully operational beginning of August 2016.
For more information on the Manuchar Vietnam premium Logistic Service (LSP) for agricultural commodities, you can reach Matthieu Ghins, via firstname.lastname@example.org
In February 2016, Manuchar opened a new Affiliate in Turkey.
The foot on the ground in this for Manuchar yet undiscovered region, will open many doors to new business opportunities. Besides the already existing trading activities, Manuchar Turkey offers local services as a chemicals distributor and logistics service provider in the most dynamic country in the region.
Manuchar Turkey will act as regional hub for the Manuchar Group in Mediterranean & Eastern Europe.
More information and contact details can be found here.
Manuchar Turkey can be contacted via email@example.com
Manuchar has opened a new Affiliate in Canada, as from December 23, 2015. With Manuchar Inc. (MCA), the Manuchar Group wants to solidify its presence in Canada and the northeast of the USA and extend its footprint in already more than 105 locations situated in over 40 countries.
Besides the already existing trading activities in chemicals on a CFR/CIF basis, the newly set-up local team of Manuchar Inc. (MCA) will focus on extending the trading activities with DDP services. This will allow our partner chemical product manufacturers to enter and grow their businesses also in this region. The Manuchar team will focus on a defined product portfolio consisting of core products including: Sodium thyocyanate, Calcium nitrate, Caustic soda, Soda ash light, Citric acid, …
We will provide our typical local logistics services, complemented with value added logistic services such as bagging, dissolving, … through third parties.
Manuchar Inc. will be headed by Sébastien Fortier, who will be assisted by Marie-Claude Genest and is established in Trois-Rivières, Québec.
Manuchar Canada can be contacted on:
1100, Rue Notre-Dame
Trois-Rivières, Québec, G9A 4W8
In Madagascar, we settled a long term partnership with the sale of a plant and the supply of chemicals.
Manuchar was able to sign an exclusive and long-term contract with a Malagasy customer to supply chemicals.
The contract was a result of a joint project between Manuchar and a Malagasy customer. Manuchar advised in the design and construction of the plant and warehouse of 1.200 m2. The taylor made plant was originally set up in South Africa and then shipped to Madagascar for assembly and start up. Manuchar also supplied the partner with a 27.000 liters tank truck for final product delivery, a forklift, analysis equipment and chemicals to ensure smooth continuous operations. Further, Manuchar gave guidance on health and safety measures to ensure the processes are meeting European HSE standards.
Our Brazilian subsidiary, Manuchar Comercio Exterior Ltda. (MCE) has acquired a majority participation in Fertilizantes Santa Catarina Ltda. (“Fertisanta”). The transaction is effective since the 29th of May 2015.
Fertisanta (www.fertisanta.com.br) occupies an area of 60,000m2 within the primary zone of the port of Imbituba, attained through a public lease agreement signed in 2012 for 25 years and renewable for another 25 years. Next to being a port operator, Fertisanta offers additional services like mixing and bagging of simple elements and NPK (fertilizer) through automated equipment with a production capacity of 3,000 tons per day.
The Fertisanta Terminal (TERFER) already boasts a covered area of about 30,000m2 and will soon be expanding with an additional 15,000m2 of modern warehouses, which will raise the static storage capacity to more than 150,000 tons. Besides the TERFER area, Fertisanta also occupies zones outside the port, with over 30,000m2 warehouses with an additional static capacity of 100,000 tons.
Manuchar will support Fertisanta to continue increasing Fertisanta’s capacity and operational efficiency through strategic investments in the coming years.
In Brazil, Manuchar has been present since 1993 and today covers the entire country. Its 200 employees are based in its local headquarters in Rio de Janeiro and six other offices and operational sites in Recife, São Paulo, Santos, Curitiba, Imbituba and Blumenau. The port of Imbituba is an ideal gateway to supply the south of Brazil with fertilizers, chemicals, animal feed, steel, cement and many other products because it is set on the open sea, free of congestion and well equipped with mobile cranes, ship loaders, complete stowage material and qualified personnel. Large volumes of grain, maize, soybeans and other products that are produced in this fertile region of Brazil are also exported through the port of Imbituba.
Manuchar Argentina is investing in 6,000m2 warehousing facilities inside the port of Del Guazu/Buenos Aires. This investment will not only allow Manuchar Argentina to offer bulk warehousing facilities to multinational customers at a strategically interesting location, but Manuchar Argentina will now also become a port terminal operator meaning that full port handling and warehousing services can be offered to a variety of bulk industries such as fertilizers.
Last week, at Unilever’s Partner to Win Event in London, Manuchar received the “Capacity and Capability Building” Award in the presence of Unilever’s CEO Paul Polman. Manuchar is the only company worldwide to have received a Partner to Win award for the second year in a row since Partner to Win was launched 4 years ago – last year we won the Award for Operational Excellence. If you know that Unilever counts 100,000 suppliers worldwide including Cargill, BASF, Bayer, Novozymes, Solvay, etc., this is a truly fantastic achievement!
Quimica Industrial, one of Manuchar’s Ecuadorian subsidiaries, purchased a plot of land of 12,800m2 and constructed a 4,000m2 warehouse that started operations in June. This warehouse supports the expansion of our local distribution business in that it suits our needs perfectly, reduces our average warehousing cost and secures our long-term future in Ecuador.
Manuchar Colombia has opened its new 7,800m2 warehouse facility in Buenaventura.
This new Manuchar investment will secure our position for import of bulk, break bulk and containers near the rapidly expanding port of Buenaventura. Buenaventura is the sole port on the west/Pacific side of the country offering access to major cities and consumer markets such as Cali and Bogota and is as competitive as Cartagena or Barranquilla on the Atlantic side for supply to Medellin.
Manuchar NV employees at headquarters in Antwerp joined forces in December 2013 for their traditional Christmas charity event. This year funds were raised to support the victims of super typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines via the local GMA Kapuso Foundation. In addition, Manuchar Philippines made a donation and used all their organizational, logistic and warehousing skills to volunteer in the Foundation’s warehouse and repack clothes donated to the victims.
Manuchar further diversifies its product range by establishing a new business unit for the worldwide trading of products for the cement industry, such as clinkers and slags. As a result, the cement industry can now also benefit from Manuchar’s supply chain expertise.
Manuchar El Salvador has extended its Acajutla warehouse with an additional 5,100m2. This new facility allows Manuchar El Salvador to provide excellent bulk storage services and increases the total storage capacity in Acajutla to more than 15,000m2.
Manuchar takes over the activities of its most important wood supplier as from July 2013. The company Fédèle André Bois is located close to Reims in the Champagne-Ardenne region and cuts, prepares and transports forest products. Part of these products is sold locally to be processed into paper or floor products and the remainder is predominantly exported to China but more and more to other Asian countries as well.
Our ambition in the wood business is to become the biggest exporter of hardwood in Europe. To realize this, it is crucial to control our supply in an area that is perfect from a logistic point of view. In that sense, Champagnes-Ardenne is the most ideal location since it is close to the port of Antwerp and Le Havre.
Manuchar has selected Phu My port as the best alternative for the future. The port and industrial area of Phu My are located in the province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau. Located at some 50km from the fast-growing urban area of Ho Chi Minh City, the port of Phu My is an ideal base from which to supply our customers in this region. Manuchar Vietnam acquired a 45,000 m2 plot of land with a newly built warehouse of 5,000m2 in the Phu My 1 Industrial Zone. The warehouse is very close to the berth and also allows us to accommodate bulk imports from now on. The expansion of the warehousing capacity is scheduled for the coming years.
During Unilever’s ‘Partner to Win’ Dinner in Singapore, Manuchar was recognized with an Award for Operational Excellence, in front of attendees that represented Unilever’s Top 180 Suppliers. Manuchar is Unilever’s global partner for amongst others bulk inorganic chemicals used in laundry powders. This award recognizes both our outstanding service and the infrastructure investments we have made in areas such as port handling facilities and warehouses which are improving efficiency of Unilever’s freight handling.
On 18th May, Manuchar Chile, an ISO9001 certified company, moves to a new warehouse and office building in Quilicura, just 10 minutes from the international airport of Santiago. This new Manuchar facility enables our local office to increase the volume of products handled and ensures safe handling and storage of speciality chemicals. Please contact Manuchar Chile (www.manuchar.cl) for more details.
Manuchar Hong Kong participated in the first “Race for Water” held on Sunday 10 March 2013. The event was the kickoff of the World Water Day 2013. As a fund raising event to tackle water shortage issues in Northwest Mainland China, all participants carried 4.5 litres of bottled water on their backs.
The aim of the event was twofold: on the one hand the aim was to improve the lives of the peasants in the arid Northwest Mainland region and on the other hand to raise public awareness of the water shortage problem of Northwest China.
Manuchar Middle East FZE is established in the Jebel Ali Free zone, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, where it has its office and warehouse. This new regional office holds a license to import, stock and re-export a wide range of products to the United Arab Emirates and neighbouring countries (Oman, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Pakistan etc.). Manuchar Middle East FZE will focus on the sourcing, trading and distribution of chemicals and other product groups in the region. After many years of direct support from our Belgian headquarters, this milestone brings Manuchar even closer to its suppliers and customers located in the Middle East.
It is a tradition for colleagues at Manuchar headquarters to organize small fundraising activities in the month of December. We look for useful social projects that support local communities in countries where Manuchar operates. In 2012 our fundraising supported the community of Chuabajito in San Martin Jilotepeque. In 2011, this Guatemala region was hit by an earthquake that decimated the available drinking water supply. The collected funds allowed us to provide the Chuabajito community with water filters that are made in Guatemala from sustainable materials such as clay sawdust and colloidal silver.
The National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) requires its members to strictly follow and comply with a set of well-defined “Responsible Distribution” (RD) protocols. RD is an initiative that promotes continuous improvement in the Environmental Health, Safety & Security (EHS&S) performance of all NACD member companies and their operations, while being sensitive and responsive to community needs and public concerns. Thanks to this certification Manuchar has fulfilled a prerequisite to be able to source from the most demanding producers.
This certification ensures compliance with feed and food quality and safety regulations. GMP is the European Union and world standard developed by the Food and Drug Administration, the organization responsible for registering drugs and food. The GMP certification is a great tool to showcase the high quality level of our services and it also enables us to enter into new markets in Europe. This certification has enabled Manuchar to further extend its product portfolio in Europe with prominent products such as zinc sulphate.
Manuchar acquires a 25% stake in Disachim (www.disachim.com) from Zundel & Kohler and is now able to offer national sales coverage in France. Established in 1982 by regional distributors, Disachim is an international chemicals trading company that ensures the promotion and sale of the products of its principals as well as the technical support to its customers. The latter belong to various industries such as the metal industry, detergents, synthesis, feed, food , …. Disachim has its main office in Paris and imports a broad range of products via the ports of Le Havre, Fos-sur-Mer, Antwerp and Hamburg. Through this acquisition Manuchar becomes part of an association that links it to other French distributors like Gaches Chimie, Charbonneaux Brabant and Häffner.
Manuchar South Africa acquires a superb 34,000m2 warehouse facility in an attractive location situated in the industrial node of Anderbolt, Boksburg. This property in the eastern part of Johannesburg holds 2 warehouses for a total of almost 9,000m2. The site is ideally situated to serve Manuchar South Africa’s main customers and provides a stable base to realize Manuchar’s growth ambitions in South Africa.
Manuchar Colombia S.A.S. has acquired two wings of 2,000 m2 each and the necessary office space at the Parque Industrial Santa Lucia next to the international airport of Bogota, Colombia. This important investment further increases Manuchar’s available storage facilities in Colombia. Manuchar Colombia now holds a strong market position to serve its customers thanks to its presence in the ports of Buenaventura, Cartagena and Barranquilla and in inland cities like Bogota, Medellin and Cali.
Manuchar establishes Manuchar Guatemala S.A. with the ambition to develop a local distribution network of small to mid-sized end users in various industries. In addition, Manuchar Guatemala also allows Manuchar to respond to requests from its multinational customers to provide local deliveries.
Manuchar South Africa came out the winner in the category of Export Services at the Gauteng Exporter Awards. This award ceremony is organised by the Johannesburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The awards go to companies who have achieved consistent superior performance in increasing or promoting exports and whose achievements have contributed significantly to creating jobs and boosting Gauteng’s revenue.
Manuchar South Africa was established in 2003. It offers comprehensive services including strategic sourcing, local logistics, transporting and stock management on behalf of many South African and international corporates in the detergent, glass, mining, chemical, steel and textile industries.
Manuchar South Africa has taken over a 7,250m2 warehouse inside the port of Durban. Thanks to its excellent location at only a few of meters from the berth, Manuchar South Africa will increase its competitiveness in providing logistic services for bulk supplies.
As Manuchar has been active for many years in Trinidad and Tobago, it is a logical step for Manuchar to establish Manuchar Trinidad Limited. Thanks to its office and warehousing facilities in D’Abadie, Manuchar Trinidad can make local deliveries to our existing customer base. Manuchar Trinidad is dedicated to local distribution and JIT deliveries of chemicals, and indent sales of steel products and construction materials. As a member of CARICOM, Trinidad gives Manuchar easy access to the other CARICOM members including Barbados, Dominica and Jamaica.
To keep factories running at all times, we have located our warehouses close to our clients; providing more than 405,000m2 accumulated warehouse space.
To keep factories running at all times, we have located our warehouses close to our clients; providing more than 405,000m2 accumulated warehouse space.read more
Manuchar receives Silver Award from Ecovadis & Manuchar Turkey is ISO 9001 certifiedread more
Every day we have more than 600,000 metric tonnes of chemicals on the way to our clients.read more