Sean Gallagher with SIA Flexi-tanks founder and managing director Damien McClean
and European Director Greg Comer. Photo: Gerry Mooney
Every day around the world, companies are involved in transporting huge volumes of raw materials to their factories for use in the manufacture of all manner of products. Similarly, once produced, these finished goods must then be transported to distributors, retailers and to end users in every part of the world.
Rotterdam provides SIA with a stable, rewarding and internationally oriented business climate. The second city of the Netherlands is an excellent choice, and is the ideal entry point for the European markets.
The Netherlands: an internationally oriented country
The Netherlands is a very internationally oriented country. People from all over the world live and work here. Rotterdam is home to over 170 nationalities and over 30,000 expats, giving the city a very global and cosmopolitan personality.
SIA’s man in Rotterdam Robert van Campenhout Business Development Manager- Rotterdam.
Besides the cost savings – a flexi fits in 32,000 bottle equivalents compared with the 9,000 a container full of pallets carries Bulk shipping is being adopted for its eco-friendliness.
First, the flexitanks weight is mostly wine, whereas glass bottles weigh 300 grams at the lower end to and nearly 1kg at the irresponsible upper end.
In November Flexi Bob looked in the window of the SIA Ireland office. Since then we have adopted him and we take turns to come in and feed him at the weekend. Here he is enjoying the Donegal spring sunshine and waiting for his next feed.