Norkem Earns Accreditation from FIAAA

Norkem Limited – Australia have been audited successfully by SGS against compliance with the FIAAA Code of Practice. 

(Melbourne, Australia  April 2017)

Norkem Limited – Australia have demonstrated The Norkem Groups extensive procedures and capabilities as a responsible supplier of feed ingredients and additives to secure full FIAAA accreditation. As a Certified Member of FIAAA, Norkem Limited – Australia will be committed to keeping the highest standards of compliance with the FIAAA Code of Practice and our highly regarded industry status as a preferred supplier of feed ingredients and additives.

FIAAA is an industrial forum of feed ingredients and additives suppliers, local feed producers and users constituted to advocate and promote the safe use of feed ingredients based on a comprehensive Code of Practice. FIAAA represents the feed ingredients and additives industry in Australia to the government, regulators and users. FIAAA has joined the Department of Agriculture – Biological Imports Consultative Group and regularly interfaces with APVMA and the Department of Agriculture on AgVet issues. Also, FIAAA has established a liaison with European counterparts FEFANA and FAMI-QS, the latter being accepted by APVMA as an equivalent GMP system for overseas suppliers.

A spokesperson for Norkem said, “We operate in many niche markets and animal care and feed products distribution is one of the most important industry sectors for Norkem. In keeping with this, our accreditation shows to the world our whole hearted commitment to the highest standards.”

About Norkem

Norkem are a major global stockist, distributor and producer of high quality speciality and general chemicals including unique solutions for the agricultural and fisheries sector.

Privately owned, Norkem was established in 1970. With a head office situated in the United Kingdom and sister offices located in The Netherlands, Spain, Chile, USA, Australia and China. They also have production facilities in the UK, Belgium and Australia.

For more information visit http://www.norkem.com

Norkem’s Spanish Growth – Keeps Growing!

Cheshire based international chemical distributor Norkem announce development of their food and drink sector in the Spanish region.

The board of Norkem UK made the following announcement about the Groups performance in the Spanish region.

Norkem have developed strong sales growth across all regions, channels and products during 2016, with a particularly notable performance in Spain and Italy.

A Norkem source has been quoted as saying “The natural diversification of our portfolio of products and geographies is a source of balanced and continued growth for Norkem overall. In addition, through our strong governance processes and our proactive management approach we seek to make the most of opportunities as they arise.

Our Spanish operation is a case in point, we have seen significant strategic diversification and organic sales growth in the region, and we are committed to maximising the potential for this across Spain and into Italy where we have recently established a new office.

It is for this reason that we are committing significant investment into the Spanish region with our food and drink additives business.  Operational processes and personnel are all in place to make solid gains. A complete set of product brochures and product programmes are now available to support this important initiative. “

About Norkem

Norkem are a major global stockist, distributor and producer of high quality speciality and general chemicals including unique solutions for the agricultural sector.

Privately owned, Norkem was established in 1970. With a head office situated in the United Kingdom and sister offices located in The Netherlands, Spain, Chile, USA, Australia and China. They also have production facilities in the UK, Belgium and Australia.

For more information visit http://www.norkem.com

 

Norkem Report 2016 Results and Sunday Times List Success

UK based international chemical distributor Norkem announce review of their results and hail their Sunday Times Success

(Cheshire, UK -21st January 2017)

The board of Norkem made the following announcement about the group’s performance in 2016 and include an announcement of  their success at achieving entry into the Sunday Times list of Top Track 250 Companies for the second year running.

 

“Once again our company has been recognised in a UK national newspaper as one of the fastest growing businesses in the country and we are justifiably proud of this achievement, which has been awarded now for two years running.

 

The growing international reputation we enjoy has been further enhanced by new customers for us from Brazil, South Africa, China, Thailand, and Vietnam.  They are appreciative of our very high standard of service and prompt attention to their needs.

 

We service a great variety of industries; for example: animal feed, food, chemical, pharmaceutical and construction and have expanded our range of products into these areas.  Examples include a large array of chemicals for galvanising, Sucralose for the food industry and new surface stains for construction.  There are also a number of exciting new projects in the pipeline in which we will succeed in the coming year.

 

We must not forget our core products which over the years have been developed to make us market leaders in some areas; for instance: Zinc Oxide, Barium Carbonate, Copper Sulphate, Iodine and its derivatives.  In all of these products we represent some of the world’s leading producers who I am sure appreciate that the Norkem Group now sell their products in over twenty countries on most continents.  We certainly appreciate their support and hope to build on longstanding relationships worldwide in our supply sources, some lasting over twenty years.

 

None of this would be possible without the efforts of all of our staff, currently situated in all parts of the world, and the Directors thank them most sincerely for their efforts and look forward to another successful year in 2017. ”

 

About Norkem

Norkem are a major global stockist, distributor and producer of high quality speciality and general chemicals including unique solutions for the agricultural and fisheries sector.

Privately owned, Norkem was established in 1970. With a head office situated in the United Kingdom and sister offices located in The Netherlands, Spain, Chile, USA, Australia and China. They also have production facilities in the UK, Belgium and Australia.

For more information visit http://www.norkem.com

Norkem announce EuroTier 2016 results

UK based Norkem showcased their latest range of advanced chemicals, additives and supplements at the  Eurotier exhibition this year and now announce their results.

(Cheshire,UK 21st December 2016)

 

norkemNorkem, who are chemical distributors, showcased their range of Animal Nutrition and health products at the EuroTier 2016 exhibition this November and can now report their success at this event.

Norkem is a leading supplier of minerals, additives and supplements for the animal feed industry exhibited at the EuroTier event in Hannover, Germany. EuroTier is the world’s leading trade show for animal production.

Commenting on the results of the event a spokesperson for Norkem’s Marketing team said “EuroTier was a great success for the Norkem Group.  We are a leading international company and in keeping with this we have made many solid trade leads with potential clients in over 50 different countries during this one exhibition.”

“We are always committed to making this exhibition a great success, and secure our place almost two years before the event.  Our stand was manned with 16 members of staff from offices across Europe, speaking 6 different languages.”

Throughout the exhibition Norkem’s experienced sales managers were on hand to advise on all the products available across its range and explain how they can be tailored to meet individual requirements.

 

About Norkem

Norkem are a major global stockist, distributor and producer of high quality speciality and general chemicals including unique solutions for the agricultural and fisheries sector.

Privately owned, Norkem was established in 1970. With a head office situated in the United Kingdom and sister offices located in The Netherlands, Spain, Chile, USA, Australia and China. They also have production facilities in the UK, Belgium and Australia.

For more information visit http://www.norkem.com

 

Norkem Showcase Product Ranges at EuroTier Exhibition

The Norkem Group will show their latest range of advanced additives and supplements at the EuroTier exhibition (Hanover, 15-18 November).

(Cheshire,UK 1st November 2016)

Norkem, a leading supplier of additives and supplements will be attending the EuroTier event in Hanover, Germany this year. EuroTier is the world’s leading trade event for animal production.

Norkem will be attending with solutions in the following categories:

  • Aquafeed
  • Cleaning and disinfecting products
  • Feed premixes
  • Minerals
  • Phosphate feeds
  • Supplementary feed
  • Vitamins and active agents

Norkem supplies a comprehensive range of products in this industry sector. They are a leader in the field of animal feed supplements and distribute their full range of products internationally.

This will be the first time that Norkem have exhibited their Aquafeed range, a specialist range of products aimed at the fish food industry.  They now offer raw materials which are used in the manufacture of a wide selection of aquatic feed products.

A spokesperson for Norkem said “EuroTier has always been a successful event for the Norkem Group, this years’ EuroTier is expected to be the busiest exhibition for us to date.  As a leading global company we need to be here and in keeping with this, past EuroTier events have generated leads for us from over 50 different countries.

Norkem’s Group Marketing team said “we are totally committed to making this event a huge success and our stand will be manned with 16 members of staff, speaking 6 different languages.”

“We operate in many niche markets and animal nutrition and health is one of the most important industry sectors for Norkem.  Visitors will have an opportunity to speak to our experienced sales team who can advise on the many products available across our range and how they can be tailored to individual needs.”

EuroTier is running from 15th to 18th November 2016 at Hanover Exhibition Grounds, Messegelände, 30521 Hannover, Germany.   Visit Norkem at their stand H14, hall 20.


 

About Norkem

Norkem are a major global stockist, distributor and producer of high quality speciality and general chemicals including unique solutions for the animal nutrition and health sector.

Privately owned, Norkem was established in 1970. With a head office situated in the United Kingdom and sister offices located in The Netherlands, Spain, Chile, USA, Australia and China. They also have production facilities in the UK, Belgium and Australia.

For more information visit http://www.norkem.com

The sugar tax – there is an alternative

Global stockist and distributor Norkem are a specialist supplier to the food and drink sector.  The announcement of a UK sugar levy on the Soft Drinks industry, often referred to as the ‘sugar tax’ and due to be implemented in April 2018, gives manufacturers a major headache.  Many are now turning to sugar alternatives such as Sucralose as they undergo a hasty product reformulation process.

It has been proposed that revenue raised from the tax be used to boost sports in Primary Schools and the UK is not the only country to implement such a strategy.  Aimed primarily at cutting childhood obesity, it has been trialled in a number of other countries with some success.

A spokesman for Norkem commenting on alternatives to sugar advised ‘as sugar is removed from soft drinks it needs to be replaced with a sweet alternative. There are many options, but the preferred additive appears to be Sucralose due to its versatility, sweetness and taste.  As you might expect this has caused a surge in demand, not just in the UK but across global markets.’

Norkem are quick to allay any supply fears, ‘we have a long-standing partnership with an established Sucralose producer and despite some shortages in the market we have no problems with availability. In addition to Sucralose we offer other non-sugar sweeteners such as Acesulfame K, Aspartame, Saccharin and Stevia derivatives so whatever your requirements are we can help’.

Norkem supplies a comprehensive range of products to the food and drink sector. They are a UK leader in the field of food additives and flavourings, and distribute their full range of products internationally.

About Norkem

Norkem are a major global stockist, distributor and producer of high quality speciality and general chemicals including unique solutions for the food sector.

Privately owned, Norkem was established in 1970. With a head office situated in the United Kingdom and sister offices located in The Netherlands, Spain, Chile, USA, Australia and China. They also have production facilities in the UK, Belgium and Australia.

For more information visit http://www.norkem.com

 

Record first half of the year for Norkem Group’s Food and Drink Department.

norkemGlobal Chemical Stockist and Distributor Norkem, who’s headquarters are based in the United Kingdom, is celebrating as the companies Food and Drink Department records its highest yet Q1 and Q2 sales figures this year. The dedicated team which is responsible for sales into the international food and drink industry has credited the boost to a number of key developments.

The appointment of a new UK Account Manager in 2015 helped the team gain a number of key customers allowing steady and impressive growth with sales to the soft drinks industry in particular having shown very strong performance.

In addition to recruitment, the company’s dedication to ensuring compliance in all areas of this highly regulated industry saw Norkem obtain its BRC Global Agents and Brokers accreditation in December 2015.  BRC Global Standards was the first standard to be recognised as meeting the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) benchmark and ensures the highest levels of competence in all key areas of food safety.

A spokesman for Norkems Food Team commented “The BRC accreditation as well as the other important testing and quality measures we have in place for the sale of our products gives our customers the confidence they need to continually award us their business. As our mission statement says – our aim is to be our customers preferred first choice supplier for all their chemical needs.”

He continued “An extensive product range combined with our in-depth knowledge of the industry are all contributing to help us achieve that goal.  The continued expansion of the department has been rewarded with impressive sales growth so far in 2016 and we have achieved year on year growth of 56%.”

Norkem also offer a wide selection of products for sale into the Agrochemical, Animal Feed, Pharmaceutical, Industrial and Building sectors.  With an annual turnover in excess of £160 million in 2015 the business continues to show consistent growth across all sectors.

To contact Norkem about the growing range of products they have available for supply into the Food and Drink sector please call 00 44 (0) 1565 755550 or visit http://www.norkem.com/products/category/food-and-drink

 

 

Norkem obtain BRC certification

norkemNorkem Limited now hold BRC certification against the Global Standard for Agents and Brokers in recognition of the increasing amount of business being done into the food and drink sector and in response to customer demand.

 

BRC Global Standards is a leading safety and quality certification programme, used by thousands of certificated suppliers in many countries, with certification issued through a worldwide network of accredited certification bodies.  It was the first standard to be recognised as meeting the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) benchmark and ensures the highest levels of competence in all key areas of food safety.

 

Introduced in 2014, the Global Standard for Agents and Brokers provides essential certification for companies that provide purchase, importation or product distribution services in the food supply chain.   It guarantees the standardisation of quality, safety and operational criteria and ensures that manufacturers and traders alike fulfil their legal obligations and provide protection for the end consumer.

 

To contact Norkem about the growing range of products they have available for supply into the Food and Drink sector please call 00 44 (0) 1565 755550 or visit http://www.norkem.com/products/category/food-and-drink

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Worsley Plant Say – The Best Quickcoupler On The UK Market By Far!

PrintA Birmingham based contractor offering specialist demolition and associated services throughout the UK, had already made their first investment in the Lehnhoff Variolock Fully Automatic Quickcoupler System from Worsley Plant, shortly after it was first introduced onto the UK market, so MD Sean Heron of Worsley Plant thought they would be very interested in finding out more about the quality and build of the product. After an eye opening trip to the factory where they are manufactured, Liston Group made the easy decision to invest in the Lehnhoff Variolock  from Worsley Plant.

 

Therefore they took a trip to the LEHNHOFF factory in Germany.  Tony McLean of Listons commented:  “The Lehnhoff factory really opened our eyes.  The R&D that goes into making their products is out of this world! The techniques that Lehnhoff are using are way ahead of anyone else.  In addition it is specifically designed for demolition, due to the flows required by the equipment, so fits the bill perfectly” Listons considered other Quickcouplers on the UK market, but after seeing the Lehnhoff technology they wouldn’t dream of investing in anything else.  It was “by far the leader of all the options available” to them, and although it is relatively new to the UK, it is the market leader in Europe.  Liston Group wanted to embrace the new technology ahead of their competitors.

 

After buying their first Lehnhoff system, Liston Group haven’t looked back.  Each time they have updated or added to their fleet, they have added a new Lehnhoff system and now have three Quickcouplers and buckets working on their EC250 Volvo Excavators.  These they see as long term investments, as every 3 or 4 years they will be refurbished and rebuilt at the Lehnhoff factory with no re-buy costs for the company.

 

Andrew Purse said: “Liston Group are a key customer for us.  We felt it was important to show them the technology behind the kit they were starting to invest in.  As Lehnhoff is relatively new to the UK market we wanted them to be comfortable with their investment in this market leading technology.”

 

Liston Group are already looking at their next Lehnhoff purchase.  They are just about to buy a new High-Reach Demolition Rig and plan to fit a Lehnhoff Quickcoupler system to both the short and high reach arms to maximise its productivity. Tony McLean concluded: “Since we invested in Lehnhoff we haven’t looked back.  We are saving time and money on all our jobs and having seen the manufacturing process in person, we wouldn’t buy another product.  It has been well worth the

investment.  Working with Worsley Plant has ensured we have the right tools for the job and can achieve our targets more easily, making significant time and cost savings.  There is nothing that comes close on the market today.”

 

About Worsley

Worsley Plant are a leading plant sales and hire company that supplies the landscaping, construction, demolition, waste management and recycling industries with the most comprehensive range of attachment based crushers and separators, as well as density separation equipment in the waste and recycling industry. All their equipment is available for sale or hire across the UK, and demos can be arranged.

 

Worsley Plant provide unrivalled sales, expertise and after care. With Worsley Plant , you can satisfy all your plant hire needs through a single, reliable and highly experienced source that understands your business and its specific demands.

To find out more about the Lenhoff Quickcoupler system visit www.worsleyplant.co.uk.

 

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NorthWest Surgeons Celebrate RCVS Specialists

Northwest Surgeons are hugely proud of three team members who recently qualified for ‘Specialist’ status with the RCVS.

specialistrcvsThree of our veterinary specialists have been recognised in their field by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. They are Ben Harris, Lorenzo Golini and Lucas Beierer.

The RCVS have a stated aim to enhance society through improved animal health and welfare. They do this by setting, upholding and advancing the educational, ethical and clinical standards of veterinary surgeons. Achieving recognition  as a specialist by the RCVS means that you are operating at the highest level of your profession and NW surgeons are proud that all three of these outstanding professionals work here at our premises in Cheshire.

About Northwest Surgeons

Northwest surgeons provide your pet with specialist veterinary knowledge from experts. All of our experts have their own specialist areas that they work in and have many years experience. Northwest Surgeons operate the safest and most technologically advanced animal clinic available.

Their specialist imaging equipment includes an in-house MRI scanner, two X-ray suites, ultrasound scanning, a wide range of endoscopic imaging equipment and  access to CT scanning machines.

For more information contact

Northwest Surgeons,
Delamere House, Ashville Point, Sutton Weaver,
Cheshire WA7 3FW England

Telephone: 01928 711400
or visit www.nwsurgeons.co.uk