Bulk Distributor Jan/Feb20 - Page 15

January/February 2020 Flexitanks B ULK D ISTRIBUTOR 15 40ft flexi launched by Hillebrand T he latest release from Hillebrand is a new versatile 40ft flexitank that can be used in both dry and temperature controlled containers. Designed to carry bulk liquid products in ‘to-the- degree’ conditions, Hillebrand says the flexitank also increases supply chain efficiency and saves emissions because it allows larger quantities to be moved in one container. Now customers can fix the exact temperature for their liquids depending on their thermal sensitivity and specific requirements during loading, shipping and unloading. “We have successfully transported beverages around the world since Hillebrand was founded in 1844. We will continue to evolve the services we offer our customers, constantly innovating to answer industry needs and deliver a service that exceeds expectations,” said Cees van Gent, CEO and chairman of the executive board Thanks to the logical design of the flexitank, the liquid carried can also be loaded and discharged from a single point, with minimal residue. It also incorporates unique and patented technology to mitigate risk by dampening the surging of the liquid during transport and preventing container bulging. Jacob Moe, COO of Hillebrand’s Bulk Division, added: “This new flexitank is the result of careful research and our promise to build bulk shipping solutions in response to customers’ needs. Born from the original request from a fruit juice- producing customer – to find a solution for moving product in frozen conditions and a latex customer to move product in hot conditions – this flexitank was designed to manage any non- Hillebrand’s 40ft flexitank is designed to carry bulk liquid products in ‘to-the-degree’ conditions hazardous product; whether cold, warm or ambient. This is a sustainable option for customers wanting to move large quantities of liquid in a flexitank that is 100 percent recyclable.” In December 2019, Hillebrand bought US warehouse and transport beverage only provider Royal Logistics and Royal Service Transport (Royal). The acquisition of the Baltimore, MD USA company is part of Hillebrand’s business plan, which commits to grow both organically and through acquisition. The move facilitates that aim, with storage, cross-docking, distribution, drayage and other value-added services now more accessible in the mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions. Scott Moorad, COO Hillebrand North America, commented: “This acquisition demonstrates Hillebrand’s commitment to invest in the North American network and to reinforce our services for the beer sector. Royal shares a similar culture and core values with Hillebrand; and both companies serve the same industries.” “The acquisition of Royal marks our second in less than six months and confirms our strong ambition to grow our business and extend our service portfolio in key markets such as the US,” added Cees van Gent. “Bringing Royal and its services under the Hillebrand name and into our network strengthens our position and offering as a one-stop logistics partner.” www.hillebrand.com