The addition of Phase Two will bring Bertschi’s total land area to 45,000 square metres. (Phase 1 -
30,610 sq. m.). With its expansion, Bertschi AG will invest an additional S$35 million in its second
facility, bringing its total investment in Singapore to S$80million.
“In the past year, we helped to fill a pent up need in the market, and have established ourselves as
reference chemical logistics company in Singapore, serving the specialty chemical sector on the
Island Ethylene Oxide corridor,” said Mr Lieven Vander Elstraeten, Managing Director of Bertschi
Since its opening just under 12 months ago, Bertschi Singapore has seen an increasing demand for its
services and built up a strong sales pipeline. The new facility aims to help meet the increasing demand
for specialised chemical logistics services in Singapore and the region. It will feature an additional
25,000 pallet position dangerous goods warehouse, with an expansion of its drumming activities. Targeted
for completion in Q4 2017, it will increase its staffing to 100, a 33 per cent increase from its current
staff strength of 75.
Bertschi leads the industry with its fully-integrated chemical logistics, door-to-door services that
integrates with its global deep-sea isotank operations with one of the largest isotank fleets in the
world. The state-of-the-art facility provides safe and sustainable handling and safe storage of
specialty and hazardous chemicals, backed by the company’s Best-in-Class safety performance.
“Bertschi’s decision to expand in Singapore so shortly after opening its first facility speaks volume
the growing demand for specialised logistics services. This is reflective of Singapore’s push to
the specialty chemicals sector, which has grown by 6.1% CAGR in manufacturing output over the last
years,” says Mr Damian Chan, Executive Director, Energy & Chemicals, Singapore Economic
Board. “To pursue growth areas, we will continue developing Jurong Island’s infrastructure and
such that we remain competitive and provide investors with the confidence to grow their business in
“We will continue to meet the fast-growing demand for chemical logistics in the region, with the
strategic advantage of Jurong Island as the chemical hub main gateway to Asia,” added Mr Vander
Ms Cindy Koh, Director of JTC’s Energy and Chemicals Cluster, said, “We congratulate Bertschi on the
opening of its second facility on Jurong Island. Bertschi, being a leading intermodal logistics
for liquid chemicals, plays a strategic role in Jurong Island’s ecosystem. Bertschi’s new facility
help meet the growing demand for logistics services of specialty chemicals on Jurong Island and in
region, and enhance synergies among industry players."
Bertschi combines drum filling, steam heating and chilling of chemicals, (non) dangerous goods isotank
storage and warehousing and trucking - all at one location in the proximity of the Jurong Island
production facilities. As a one-stop point for producers of liquid specialty chemicals in Singapore and
Asia, Bertschi offers companies shorter lead times, more efficient, transparent and streamlined supply
chains at optimized operations costs.
Bertschi Singapore - Phase 2 Groundbreaking
L to R:
Mr Krishnan Muthusamy, General Manager Bertschi Singapore Pte Ltd;
Mr Damian Chan, Executive Director EDB;
Ms Cindy Koh, Director JTC
Mr Lieven Vander Elstraeten, Managing Director Bertschi Singapore Pte Ltd
Mr Von Lee, CEO Expand Construction Pte Ltd