Successful partnership for 20 years: Evonik and Grieshaber celebrate anniversary of cooperation!

Grieshaber Logistics Group AG has been providing logistics services for the Silica business line at the specialty chemicals group Evonik's site in Rheinfelden for 20 years.

In February 2002, the new logistics concept started with the takeover of the central warehouse functions and daily (365 days) production disposal from the plant in Rheinfelden in two shifts and worldwide dispatch processing at the French Grieshaber site in Hombourg/Mulhouse.

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In addition to the logistics services, which have grown enormously in recent years, new tasks have also been continuously taken on over the 20 years. Among other things, the service was expanded in 2015 with the takeover of in-house logistics services (365 days / three shifts) directly at the Rheinfelden plant.  The number of pallet movements since the opening of the logistics centre now amounts to millions.

The basis for such a long-term and successful cooperation is to generate added value as continuously as possible. In addition to pure operational handling, the key points here were

  • improved use of space in the factory through continuous production disposal (365 days in two shifts),
  • cost optimisation with simultaneous increase in flexibility and scalability
  • an increase in delivery reliability with a simultaneous reduction of the complaint & damage quota, as well as
  • an increase in process reliability & transparency through system-supported paperless processing and the integrated use of a forklift guidance system.


In addition, the following success factors were and are essential:

  • Openness and always maximum transparency,
  • mutual trust, but also proof of results (quality and service), and a permanent drive to
  • permanent drive to become better together, i.e. continuous further development of processes, systems and the employees deployed in accordance with the mission statement: "Actively live change!"

These impressive volume movements and successes would not have been possible without the high level of commitment and adaptability of the Grieshaber employees and the fair cooperation with the customer based on partnership.

Therefore, our thanks go to all the employees involved and, of course, especially to our customer Evonik for the always open and trusting dialogue!

"We are very proud to have been able to accompany the globally active specialty chemicals manufacturer EVONIK with our logistics know-how for 20 years. And this partnership continues to grow...we look forward to it!"

Kurt Grieshaber
Owner and Chairman of the Board of Grieshaber Logistics Group AG

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