Nynas recently inaugurated its new Singapore logistics hub, which will speed up deliveries of naphthenic specialty oils and increase availability in the Asia-Pacific region. Delivery times to customers will be shortened from six weeks to two weeks.
“With this new logistics hub in Singapore, Nynas now has three hubs around the globe, including Antwerp and Houston,” said Simon Day, VP for Naphthenics at Nynas. “This will cut lead times greatly for Asia-Pacific customers.”
Nynas has now organized its supply chain in Asia Pacific the same way as it has in Europe and the Americas. This means that a greater variety of oil grades will be available on site at the Singapore hub, which has a storage capacity of 32,000m2.
“Previously, a blend of two base oils might require a specific delivery from Antwerp and would keep the customer waiting for about two months. Such a wait is now a thing of the past.”
With a wider portfolio of products available, the hub enables Nynas to supply blends to regional clients faster and produce tailor-made products on site. Nynas will also be better able to react quickly to sudden, unforeseen demands in the market. It will receive large volumes of oils from the Nynas hubs in Houston and Antwerp several times per year.