One of Europe’s top chemical logistics specialists, Van den Anker – which Imperial Logistics International took over at the end of 2015 – has been incorporated by the Imperial Group.

The company – which operates in Belgium and Holland – is now known as Imperial Chemical Logistics. The acquisition has enabled Imperial to gain access to a network of distributors which extends throughout the Benelux countries and into the neighbouring regions of northern France and Germany.

The network includes four dangerous goods warehouses, three of which are located in the Netherlands with one in Wetteren near Gent, Belgium. Since the takeover, Imperial has been able to offer storage facilities for almost every class of hazardous goods in the Benelux region.

In addition, the acquisition has meant the addition of a fleet of distribution vehicles which are used to deliver packaged hazardous goods such as pesticides, cleaning agents, paints and lubricants.