SCHÜTZ Ireland Ltd., global manufacturer of IBCs and Drums, has protected its supply chain by installing an additional Barton Fabrications raw material silo. The 60 ton silo joins two existing silos and is used to store polyethylene feedstock for the company’s plastic moulding facility.
Supply restrictions in 2015, where a number of major European polymer suppliers declared Force Majeure, led to a shortage of plastic feedstock and delivery concerns within the industry. As a result, SCHÜTZ took a number of actions to ensure continued supply: these included increasing on site stocks of raw materials.
Barton Fabrications’ polyethylene storage silos at SCHÜTZ Ireland’s Killala site
Commenting on the importance of the silo installation, John Forkin General Manager at SCHÜTZ Ireland Ltd said:
“Supply concerns meant we decided to purchase an additional silo in 2016. Barton Fabrications had previously installed silos for us, both on our sister site in the UK and here in Ireland, and were successful in winning the latest tender process.
“The additional silo procurement and installation has gone very smoothly with Mark and his team at Barton Fabrications providing an extremely professional and prompt service throughout the process.”
Barton Fabrications is the UK’s largest supplier of aluminium silos and exports to customers around the world. Vessels and blenders are designed, manufactured and installed to suit a wide range of virgin and recycled plastic feedstock.