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Rhenus Logistics and Solvay conclude a logistics partnership concerning Solvay’s Saint-Fons industrial platform

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24 March 2014--- On January 1st  2014, the Solvay Chemical Group entrusted the logistics management of its Saint-Fons industrial platform south of Lyon to Rhenus Logistics.

Subsequent to a call for tenders issued in 2013, Rhenus Logistics has now taken over the industrial platform’s logistics operations. The platform manufactures flavors for the food industry and intermediate products for the pharmaceutical and chemical industries. Rhenus Logistics personnel provide onsite 24/7 service including the packaging of products in bags, boxes, drums and big bags, along with  their  removal  and  warehousing  on  site  and  the  preparation  of  customer orders.

In-plant logistics: a specialty of Rhenus Logistics

On the strength of its longstanding position as an in-plant logistics provider at Solvay’s industrial platform in Tavaux near Dôle (Jura), Rhenus Logistics amply demonstrated its ability to meet the needs expressed by Solvay for the Saint-Fons plant.

Setting up a logistics provider in the midst of industrial activity requires irreproachable professionalism and quality of service from the latter.

At Tavaux, the Rhenus Logistics teams are fully integrated into the industrial process and provide high value-added services through their transport and logistics expertise. Constantly proactive and in close step with the client’s goals, the logistics provider counsels the client on its investments and on ongoing improvements to the site’s productivity.

This strong, durable partner relationship convinced the Solvay group’s decision- makers to renew their confidence in Rhenus Logistics for the logistics management of the Saint-Fons site.

This quality partnership concluded with an exemplary provider of logistics and people management services plays a significant role in making Solvay a leading player in its field,” affirmed Philippe Lorieau, Director of the Solvay industrial platform.

Rhenus France Media Relations: Florence Aubergier
Medienbüro am Reichstag GmbH - French office
Tel: +33 (0)6 60 16 02 95

Rhenus Logistics France: Isabelle Chamiot
Communications France
80 rue Condorcet - 38090 Vaulx-Milieu - France
Tel: +33 (0)4 74 94 60 40

As an international chemical group, SOLVAY assists industries in finding and implementing ever more responsible and value-creating solutions. Solvay generates 90% of its net sales in activities where it is among the world's top three players. It serves many markets, varying from energy and the environment to automotive and aerospace or electricity and electronics, with one goal: to raise the performance of its clients and improve society's quality of life. The group is headquartered in Brussels, employs about 29,400 people in 56 countries and generated 9.9 billion euros in net sales in 2013. Solvay SA is listed as SOLB.BE on NYSE Euronext in Brussels and Paris (Bloomberg: SOLB:BB - Reuters: SOLB.BR).

The Rhenus Group provides logistics services around the globe and has annual turnover amounting to EUR 4 billion. Rhenus employs over 24,000 people at more than 350 locations worldwide. The Rhenus business areas – Contract Logistics, Freight Logistics, Port Logistics and Public Transport – manage complex supply chains and provide a wealth of innovative value- added services.