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Special Report: Providing world-class petrochemical logistics

by Arabian Oil & Gas Staff on Apr 18, 2018

Left to right: Hani Fawzi, site manager, Babar Ahmad, sales and marketing manager, Oliver Klingbeil, managing director, Mohammed Al-Hammed, HR manager, S.A.TALKE.
Left to right: Hani Fawzi, site manager, Babar Ahmad, sales and marketing manager, Oliver Klingbeil, managing director, Mohammed Al-Hammed, HR manager, S.A.TALKE.

With extensive knowledge of logistics and years of experience in the industry, S.A. TALKE implements proven best practice solutions to improve its customers' processes.

S.A. TALKE is a joint venture company between ALFRE TALKE from Germany, SISCO Group from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and Al-Jabr Group from the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia. The core offerings of the company are on-site operations, logistics, logistics solutions, transport and consulting.

S.A. TALKE offers logistic solutions, logistics analysis, consultancy, optimisation of logistics processes, and turn-key construction of logistics plants to its clients. The company’s logistics solutions business unit develops modern and efficient supply chain concepts tailored to the specific requirements of each customer and site. In 2017, the company increased its volume of business to 8.5 million metric tonnes (MMT) from the 7.4MMT volume of 2016.

On-site operations

One good example of the on-site operation is S.A. TALKE’s activities with a leading manufacturer of polymers in Jubail. The operational start-up was in Q1-2004 and volume handled was 1.6 million tonnes of polypropylene and polyethylene, where activities included packaging; maintenance (machinery and equipment); storage (on-site and off-site); re-bulking of packed material; loading in bags, or bulk; administration (SAP R/3); and silo and dispatch coordination.

“As a performance-oriented business, the downstream business would rather focus on its core competence and let us take care of its on-site logistics. Companies in the sector are increasingly outsourcing their on-site logistics to professional service providers like S.A. TALKE,” says Oliver Klingbeil, managing director of S.A. TALKE in Saudi Arabia.

“We can manage entire logistics centres, or individual facilities on behalf of a downstream company. Our logistic services range from supplying the production process and handling finished goods, to re-packaging and warehouse logistics, as well as packing and preparing goods for transport. Equally important is the fact that we also handle the maintenance and repair of the plants and facilities – which means a big reduction in the workload of the refineries and petrochemical units,” remarks Klingbeil.

“The petrochemical logistics will always be there in different ways to support people in their lives, organisations in doing the businesses, and industry in developing the economy. Our core business will always be the chemical and petrochemical segments; but, logistics is a wide spectrum, and we are exploring alternative segments.”

“The logistic industry is a very dynamic industry which is constantly evolving. The TALKE Group has 70+ years of experience and due to our vast knowledge and experience, we are very well positioned to face any requirements and needs of our customers. We also share our best practices within the group, and our regional team meetings further allow us to develop innovative solutions from the knowledge of lessons learned,” comments Klingbeil.


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