Avertorial: One Park – One Cluster of Competence

GETEC PARK.SWISS AG

16.12.2019 The acquisition of the two industrial parks outside of Basel by GETEC and the integration of the two directly adjacent areas enables the competitive position of the location to be improved by increasing service efficiency and quality as well as greater flexibility.

Through the acquisition of Infrapark Baselland AG and its activities as well as the production and infrastructure facilities of Novartis by the energy service provider GETEC at the beginning of 2019, a new and diversified industrial park, GETEC PARK.SWISS AG, with economic significance for the entire region was created. It will further increase the competitiveness of GETEC PARK.SWISS AG as a hub for the chemical and life sciences industry and to create better growth opportunities for new companies operating on the site.

The expanded chemical and life sciences park can provide the industry with 50 hectares of outstanding developed real estate. The site is ideally located from a logistics point of view: direct access to the Port “Auhafen” on the river Rhine, situated close to one of the largest marshaling yards in Europe (Muttenz) and excellent access to the highway network. Besides existing buildings which can be converted, the area of free plots (green as well as brown field) available to interested companies increased to 14 hectares. As in the past, customers as well as companies outside the chemical park benefit from a comprehensive range of services which allow them to concentrate on their core business activities. Combining the two parks guarantees our customers a higher security of supply of our services like energy, incineration of exhaust gases from the production buildings or solvent regeneration.

GETEC PARK.SWISS AG complies with all provisions of the Swiss incident and dangerous goods regulations and, therefore, provides state-of-the-art requirements for a safe and environmentally sustainable location for industrial companies which are engaged in research, development and/or production, in the chemical and life sciences industries.

With our chemical and life sciences park we are located in the center of Europe close to Basel, one of the most dynamic economic regions in the world. In the Basel area you will find an extraordinary concentration of innovative companies in the field of fine chemicals and life sciences, an open-minded culture, an international environment, business friendly conditions and quality of life that will fulfill the most stringent requirements.

According to our customers, one of the decisive factors to settle their enterprise at the site in Muttenz is the speed at which they can realize their business, be it the permit to start with the construction work of a production building or the permit to start manufacturing chemical products. The authorities show a professional approach in dealing with special requests and are very familiar with the processes in the chemical industry. In addition, thanks to the well-established connections of our professional Health, Safety and Environment department, the early informal exchange of information with authorities enables companies to achieve target-oriented solutions.

The combined two sites, operating as a chemical and life sciences park since the beginning of 2019, have already as separate parks shown an impressive growth. Turnover with third party customers grew considerably and additional jobs were created. So far tenants invested several hundreds of millions of Swiss Francs in various projects to expand production capacities. To support this expansion, both parks have invested considerably in infrastructure like waste water pretreatment, energy, solvent regeneration and utility supply. Thus our Waste2Value approach is one of our unique selling propositions in order to satisfy our customers’ needs to reduce their carbon footprint and improve sustainability as well.

To date 25 companies are based at GETEC PARK.SWISS. These companies are active in the field of the production and development of specialty chemicals, agro chemicals, pharmaceuticals, green chemicals, industrial, pharmaceutical and medical gas products, but also chemical logistics, lab automation and other services that support the manufacturing companies at site and are not part of our own service offering.

Services for You

Facilities Management and Incident Management: We are anxious to keep our customers’ operating and administration costs low by means of our professional facilities management and administration services.

Security and Alarm Center: Our Alarm Control Unit is staffed around the clock and immediately investigates alerts from fire, gas and intrusion alarms as well as all fault messages generated by operations and mobilizes the responsible emergency services as required.

Our chemical incident unit and fire brigade is based on a militia system with on-call members from the various residing companies who are being trained by our professional firemen. These professionals are also able to offer safety solutions based on their many years of experience which are tailored to the specific needs of our customers.

Utilities: We offer our customers a wealth of energy products (i.e. electricity, natural gas, steam, cooling media, compressed air) and resources (e.g. water, nitrogen, acids, alkalis, peroxide).

Waste Disposal: Our customers profit from a comprehensive waste management program. It extends from incineration of solid, liquid as well as gaseous waste including source exhaust air (collection pipes) and an environmentally friendly solvent regeneration right through to a unique waste water pretreatment plant. This plant can pretreat effluents that cannot be treated in the
biological water treatment plant (heavily loaded with organic substances, contain low biodegradable organic compounds, heavy metals).

The drainage system at the site consists of separate sewers for industrial and sanitary aqueous effluents as well as clean water. To avoid any harmful impact on the Rhine water quality, the discharged aqueous effluents are constantly monitored. With ten retention basins ample retention volume is available.

Health, Safety and Environment: Companies located at the chemical park can benefit from designated experts who provide solutions-led advice for individual projects of our customers and for operating their plant and storage facilities as well as regarding an emission management in line with the legal requirements.

We are providing support to our customers in all aspects of plant safety as well as the preparation of basic information and documentation for the approvability of investments by the respective authorities. This service is the key to our success.

Medical Services: The on-site medical service offers our customers a comprehensive occupational health care service as well as emergency medical care.

Logistics where the chemistry is right: Scheduling, warehousing and intra-site transportation are part and parcel of the day-to-day business of manufacturing plants. We have profound experience in transporting (trimodal connections rail, road, water) and handling of hazardous substances and dangerous materials, such as toxic and explosive goods. Our dangerous goods safety adviser supports and advises our customers regarding the handling of hazardous and dangerous goods. The logistics of GETEC PARK.SWISS has the status of an Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) and Known Consignor.

Technical Services: We have an expert team of consultants with specialized knowledge in engineering available to support our customers. In addition to engineering consultancy, we also provide support in the planning of processing plants in terms of control systems, process control engineering and processing. We offer services for the repair and maintenance of equipment being used in production of our customers, as well as maintenance services for buildings and infrastructure.

Analytics: Challenge us with your analytical issues! Our experience is based on a wide range of chemical compounds (polymers, dyestuffs, pigments, surfactants, chemicals), with more than 2,500 individual substances. Our experienced team advises and supports you during the product launch, from method development and validation right up to production. The main focus of the used techniques is trace analysis, purity testing and physicochemical properties determination of substances. Our analytical labs have the Swiss Accreditation for ISO/IEC 17025:2018.

Company Profile

The two combined chemical parks in Muttenz near Basel are the perfect location for industrial companies which are active in research, development and/or production, especially those in the chemical and life sciences industries.

Infrastructure:
GETEC PARK.SWISS provides the industry with a comprehensive range of services. Due to the acquisition of the two parks by GETEC and, hence, combining the two sites the area grew to 50 hectares of outstanding developed real estate with open plots of approx. 14 hectares. We comply with all provisions of Swiss SEVESO and dangerous goods regulations and, therefore, provide state-of-the-art requirements for a safe and environmentally sustainable industrial location.

Location:
Situated at the heart of Europe at the point where Switzerland, Germany and France meet, GETEC PARK.SWISS is integrated into the business hub of Basel. Hardly any other region demonstrates a comparable convergence of industrial companies and research institutions in the chemical and life sciences industries as Basel.

Vicinity:
The location is extremely well-connected to international transportation routes by means of rail, road and river, with its own access to the Rhine. The EuroAirport is just 15 km away.

Services:

  • Facilities management and administration
  • Utilities
  • Waste disposal
  • Health, safety & environment
  • Logistics
  • Maintenance
  • Technical services
  • Analytics

Residing companies:
Accroma labtec AG; aprentas; AVA Biochem BSL AG; BASF Schweizerhalle AG; Bayer CropScience Schweiz AG; Beyond Surface Technologies AG; Brenntag Schweizerhall AG; Clariant Additives (Switzerland) AG; Clariant International AG; Clariant SE, Frankfurt am Main, Zweigniederlassung Muttenz, Schweiz; Clariant Plastics & Coatings AG; Comar Chemie AG; GETEC Switzerland AG; Lehmann Rohrleitungsbau AG; mateco GmbH; Novartis Pharma AG; PanGas AG; Permatech GmbH; Remondis Chemical Waste Services AG; Renata AG; Step Bios GmbH; Swiss Performance Chemicals AG; Syngenta AG; TFL Ledertechnik AG; vanBaerle AG

Contact:

GETEC PARK.SWISS AG
Rothausstrasse 61
CH-4132 Muttenz
Switzerland
Tel.: +41 61 264 01 11
Email: info@getec-park.swiss
www.getec-energyservices.com

 

 

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