Shortly after Germany’s reunification, an office in Leuna, situated in a significant region of the chemical production industry, was opened to represent the SCHMIDT Group. Following rapid development and a large demand for storage capacity in this region, SCHMIDT established a logistics center at Grosslehna near Leipzig (Sachsen) in 1997. Right in the middle of the “Chemical Triangle” of Buna – Leuna – Bitterfeld a state-of-the-art plant with meanwhile 103 storage silos and storage/warehousing facilities covering 5200 m² was set up to store and process bulk goods.
Simultaneously, a vehicle fleet for this specific location was set up, complemented by the site’s very own tank cleaning and service facilities as well as rail access. In 2006, our hot purge installation with a capacity of 25,000 tons p.a. started its operation. It thermically processes PE granulate and removes monomere remainders (carbon exhaust fumes) from the granulate. This “degassing” is a prerequisite of numerous manufacturers in the plastics industry to be able to produce a multitude of parts. The excellent infrastructure of this location enables for handling import and export business. In addition, special block-train concepts are made available.
SERVICES SUBSIDIARY GROSSLEHNA
- Railway siding
SCHMIDT logistics centres have direct access to the railway net.
- Tilting platform for containers
Refilling granulate and free flowing powder products from 20′, 30′ or 40′ containers without mechanical impact (free fall) into road tankers, silo containers or box containers.
- Container terminal
Bulk storage in containers, container transhipment and storage site equipped with modern handling facilities.
- Intermodal traffic
Transport of dry goods as bulk in 20′, 30′ oder 40′ containers.
- Tarpaulin transports
Transportation of dry bulk products by tarpaulin trailers (only in conjunction with storage).
- Silo transports
Transporting dry goods as bulk in road tankers (Capacity 55 – 60 m³).
- Vacuum tanker
Special vehicle with evacuation device to evacuate dry bulk goods from silo batteries
- Container storage
Storing bulk goods into silo or box containers.
- Storing/Warehousing pallets
Storing/warehousing palletized, packaged goods in warehouses or in the open depot.
- Silo battery
Storing bulk goods into a silo battery.
Filling tubular or flat-film sacks (FFS), big bags, octabins, small packaging as well as containers with powdery and granulate products.
Process to eliminate gasses from the granulate.
Mixing to produce a homogenous quality of products with oscillating characteristics for granulate.
- Palletizing and shrinking
Carrying out palletizing and shrink work with and/or without providing packaging material.
Separating different granule particle sizes as well as coarse and fine powders.
Quality cleaning of the inside of road tankers and silo containers manually or in cleaning stations by means of automatic spinner heads (high-pressure cleaning) with subsequent issuance of a cleaning certificate.
- Maintenance and repair
Service, maintenance and repair for road tankers, silo-containers and technical equipment of SCHMIDT logistics facilities.
- Gas stations
Diesel- and AdBlue gas station for SCHMIDT-owned and subcontractor vehicles.
- Order processing
Communication with costumers and vehicles to process transport and storage/warehousing orders.
Integrated telematics solution for locating, transmission of orders, status reports, tracking & tracing.
- Quality Management
SCHMIDT subsidiary certified acc. to ISO 9001:2015.
The Safety and Quality Assessment System (SQAS) is a standard set by the European Organization for the Chemical Industry (CFIC). It serves to assess quality, safety and environmental compatibility of logistics providers.