Our newest and biggest investment, Bertschi Zhangjiagang Liquids Hub, was built on the highest international standards and the best available technology in the field. It was also built right by the Yangtze River Delta, accessing one of the fastest growing and richest regions of East Asia.
The Yangtze River Delta is a triangle-shaped megapolis, which lies in the heart of the Jiangnan region, where the river drains into the East China Sea. It consists of the metropolis of Shanghai and the provinces of Zhejiang, Jiangsu, and Anhui, and is one of the most propelling growth engines of China, and home to roughly 15 percent of the country’s population.
Due to the region’s unique geo-economic advantages in urbanization, industrialization, as well as digital revolution, the Yangtze River Delta region has been able to provide about a quarter of China's economic output. It is truly an economic powerhouse, contributing extensively to the country’s foreign trade and investment. The Yangtze River Delta boasts a majority of the 23 chemical parks located in East China. It is the most comprehensive industrial base in the country, and especially interesting as well to the chemical industry.
As a leading logistics and transportation company servicing the chemical manufacturing industry, Bertschi has continually worked to understand our customers’ needs and to find new ways to support them. In recent years, this has meant that we need to respond to our customers’ fast expansion plans in China, and in Asia Pacific more widely. The Yangtze River Delta provides for the most strategic location for such an investment.
The new logistics center for dangerous liquid chemicals, located in Zhangjiagang at the heart of the Yangtze Delta area not far from Shanghai, will open in mid-2022. It consists of a dangerous goods storage facility for up to 1,000 tank containers, as well as automatic filling systems and three warehouses for different classes of dangerous goods, with space for 25,000 pallets. The plant has an annual capacity of 300,000–400,000 tons of chemical products. ‘This investment will further consolidate our position in the Chinese market, where we already enjoy a strong position with our tank container shipments to and from China,’ Hans-Jörg Bertschi, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Bertschi Group, believes.