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Dangerous Goods Competence for Romania

Kempten/Ploiesti, January 10, 2012. DACHSER has opened a dangerous goods warehouse near Bucharest with an area of approximately 6,500 square metres and 11,500 pallet spaces. As currently the only warehouse in Romania, the facility, with an investment volume in excess of ten million euros, complies with the Seveso II Directive (96/82/EC).
Dangerous Goods Competence for Romania

“The facility in Ploiesti is a flagship project in the expansion of our European logistics network,” comments Michael Schilling, managing director European Network Management & Logistics Systems at DACHSER. “With this commitment, DACHSER is setting standards for the entire growth region.”

DACHSER Romania has constructed the warehouse with the support of Liegl & DACHSER. The Hungarian joint venture has operated a dangerous goods warehouse in compliance with the strict Seveso II Directive in Pilisvörösvár near Budapest since 2006.

Engelbert Liegl, managing director of Liegl & DACHSER Hungary, explains: “In combination with the excellent connection to the DACHSER Eurohub in Bratislava, we are able to offer international customers from the chemical industry efficient and safe contract logistics for the entire region”.

State-of-the-art technology
Dangerous goods in the VCI dangerous goods classes 2, 3, 4.1, 6.1, 8, 10–13 can be stored safely in Ploiesti. The facility is divided into six fire protection zones separated by fire protection walls and doors. Sprinklers with foam mixing system are installed at each storage level. The dangerous goods warehouse is also equipped with fire alarm systems and sensors for combustible and toxic volatile substances. The warehouse floor is waterproof and repels oil and chemicals.

DACHSER stores twice as much extinguishing water in Ploiesti as is legally required. Tanks and lines to the warehouse can be heated when temperatures fall below zero. Two special 2,000-cubic-metre concrete retaining basins beneath the facility ensure that not a single drop of contaminated extinguishing water or liquids escaping as a result of accidents or damage can seep into the ground. The high shelves can withstand earthquakes up to a magnitude of 8 on the Richter scale. Additional stability is guaranteed by supplementary metal clips and twice the amount of steel as is usually used. These measures are unique in any racking system in Europe.

“The new warehouse underscores our dangerous goods competence. The safety measures are in line with the latest technological standards,” explains Steve Heidner, Central Dangerous Goods Management at DACHSER.

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