Wacker Opens Another Logistics Center in India
Wacker Chemie AG, Munich, Germany, has opened a new logistics facility at its production site in Amtala near Kolkata, India. The high-bay warehouse has a capacity of 5,000 pallet spaces and will be operated by Wacker Metroark Chemicals Pvt. Ltd. (WMC), a joint venture between Wacker and Kolkata-based Metroark Ltd. Pvt.
The new logistics center compliments WMC’s existing network of warehouses strategically located in Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai and Kolkata. At the opening ceremony, attended by WMC Executive Director Levi Cottington and WMC Managing Director Soumitra Mukherjee, Dr. Christian Hartel, President of Wacker’s silicones business division, said the new facility will help maximize flexibilty of logistics, increase delivery speed, and minimize lead times for customers. He emphasized that investing more than one million euros for the facility will have an immediate effect on WMC’s ability to increase the efficiency of its logistics operations.
Wacker Metroark Chemicals Pvt. Ltd. (WMC) is headquartered in Kolkata and responsible for production, marketing and sales activities in the Indian subcontinent relating to Wacker silicone products.
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