Safety Event at Dow Terneuzen

28 April 2016 - Van den Bosch Transporten recently organized the first onsite Safety Event at Dow Terneuzen in cooperation with KTN (Katoennatie). KTN is located near Dow Terneuzen and provides the storage, packing and loading of Dow and Trinseo products. Various quality and safety topics were dealt with by the Van den Bosch Transporten Experience Team on this interactive day.



Some 140 Dow Terneuzen Supply Chain Management and Business Process Services Center employees attended the Safety Event. Widely varying quality and safety aspects in Dow Terneuzen’s logistic process were explained, such as safe loading and unloading, a truck’s blind spot, bagging bulk into bags and securing loads. The modules covered both theory and practice.

Safety week
Joost van Neerven, Logistics Quality Manager at The Dow Chemical Company looks back on this Safety Event with satisfaction. “Safety is priority number one at Dow and its partners. That also applies to our employees. This day was part of a safety week that is organized in the supply chain department several times a year. Most people who work here work at the office have no direct link with operations and the safety aspects that apply. By organizing this day, our employees got an idea of the transport of our products and the safety risks involved." 

Safety above everything
Also Marijke Grevink-Sack, account manager at Van den Bosch Transporten, is enthusiastic about this educational day. “This is the first time a Safety Event was held onsite at one of our customers and that was to the satisfaction of both parties. It is a nice way to emphasize how important it is to put safety first in transport and logistics in a realistic setting. I see a future in such a way of cooperating between Van den Bosch Transporten and its customers."

Plastics and chemicals
Dow Terneuzen is part of Dow Chemicals, the world’s largest producer of plastics. Nafta and LPG are converted into organic compounds for ethylene, propylene, butadiene and benzene at the Terneuzen site. They are important components for many plastics and chemicals. Van den Bosch Transporten transports granulates and polyol products for Dow.

Van den Bosch Experience
The Van den Bosch Experience is an interactive Van den Bosch Transporten concept, offering business relations a unique look behind the scenes in the world of transport and supply chain management. Participants are offered a selection of various theoretical and practical modules to create their own programme. For more information, go to: www.vandenbosch.com/experience.

Movie: Blind Spot
At the Safety Event, an instruction film on the blind spot was used. Check out the film below.

Instruction Movie Blind Spot from Van den Bosch Transporten on Vimeo.