Supply Chain

Safic-Alcan, as one of the leading distribution companies of specialty chemical ingredients for the various formulating industries, has among its main objectives to deliver best-in-class logistic services to its customers and principals.

Our target is to bring ultimate simplification of the logistic for our principals, being totally or partially their route to market.

On our customer side, our goal is to deliver ours products, in accordance with our high safety standard, anywhere, on time and in the desired delivery form, to reach the highest standard of customer service.

Flexible warehousing

Safic-Alcan has a comprehensive supply chain network, which gives us the flexibility to support challenging local and global demand with the highest services levels.

We outsource most of our logistics to reliable third party partners with whom we have long-standing business relationship. Those third party partners have expert knowledge in storing, handling and delivering chemicals, including specific requirements from given industries and appropriate certifications or authorizations.

This grants Safic-Alcan to operate with full compliance with existing regulations and business standards while combining high quality standards and cost effective solutions, thanks to state of the art warehouses and IT service of our partners.

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Warehouse partners are continually monitored by our supply chain teams and audited as often as deemed necessary. In specific cases, we however keep the flexibility to operate some own facilities, complementary to our third party partners.

As a result, we operate an extensive network of strategically located warehouses in all our operating countries with a combination of local warehouses (one-stop-shop approach for our customers combined orders) and regional storage (Hub concept, key for our PAN EU principals and for cost optimisations).

Product availability and inventory management

Safic-Alcan manages enough inventory of products to meet customers need for on time delivery, even with short notice demand, as part of our key role of reliable distributor.

We also offer to our customers some outsourcing services whenever they value such solution.

Sampling and repacking

Our supply chain includes efficient sampling to our customers for their developments.

Some repacking solutions are also part of the service we can provide through our partners network.

In any case, please contact your Safic-Alcan contact for sales or customer service so that we can answer any of your demands, including custom-made solutions to be studied with you.

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