New Alliance for the Hazchem Network

01 February 2005







Just three months after its launch in Autumn 2004, The Hazchem Network goes from strength to strength, announcing a new alliance with original pioneers of the pallet network concept and still, after 12 years, one of the market leaders, Palletline. The immediate impact will be to firmly establish The Hazchem Network as the clear leader in the specialized market of hazardous chemical distribution.


Around 15 Palletline members have already joined The Hazchem Network, with more set to follow in February. This takes the number of Hazchem Network members to over 30 and further strengthens coverage, ensuring a next day service nationwide. The Hazchem Network provides the operational efficiencies and commercial benefits of hub-and-spoke pallet networks to the UK Chemicals Industry, but ensures safety, security and environmental considerations remain the number one priority.


Commenting on the development, Managing Director Jim Scanlon said, “We are delighted to announce this alliance. Palletline were the pioneers of the original pallet network concept and are now first to respond to the unique demands of the hazardous distribution sector. They have recognized there is a growing requirement by chemical manufacturers and distributors for a technically robust and commercially viable method of delivering ADR packaged products, a need which The Hazchem Network is uniquely positioned to meet.”


He went on, “We are the only system to offer a specialist solution to ADR.  A substantial six-figure sum has been invested in equipping the hub with safety devices such as foam cannons, breathing apparatus, chemical protection suits, spillage kits, safety showers and specialist absorbents. We are also unique in having worked with the National Chemical Emergency Centre and Deltion Software to integrate a bespoke UN Number database, Tremcard Software and Chemdata, providing online and instant chemical data for all pallets traveling within the system. It is this level of specialization and industry knowledge that persuaded Palletline, itself no small player in the palletized ADR market and with unrivalled experience in pallet system management, to work with The Hazchem Network rather than continue to ship ADR through its existing, general pallet system.”


With a purpose designed chemical-hub in the Midlands and a proven management team The Hazchem Network working with industry pioneer, Palletline, is the future of packaged chemical distribution.



For further information, contact:


Ali Karim Safety & Technical Director


Email :

Mobile : 0044 1782 584249


The Hazchem Network Ltd

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Glebe Farm Industrial Estate


CV21 1RX


Tel      0044 1788 826584

Fax     0044 1788 578956


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