A leading provider of transportation and logistics for the European chemical industry has a new U.S. headquarters and brand identity.
Family-owned Talke, which is based in Cologne, Germany, recently opened a new business and transportation center (BTC) for its Talke USA division in Mont Belvieu, Texas, just east of Houston. The company held a grand opening celebration Sept. 16 at the new facility located at 10611 Langston Dr. in Mont Belvieu.
“The opening of Talke USA’s BTC is a milestone in our development in the United States and serves as a basis for the high safety and quality standards Talke provides to its global and local customers,” said Richard Heath, CEO and president of Talke USA. “We are very happy to be increasing our presence in the Mont Belvieu community and in the wider Houston region.”
The grand opening was attended by city and county representatives, area business and educational leaders, and company representatives.
The facility will enable to Talke to provide efficient and professional maintenance for its ‘state-of-the-art’ fleet while observing the “highest safety standards,” the company said. The building also house back-office and human resources departments.
Talke chose Mont Belvieu due to its proximity to their operations for the petrochemical industry, and ease of access to the Port of Houston. It has been operating in Mont Belvieu since 2017 and currently has approximately 380 employees.
The company also introduce a new logo, corporate design, and slogan, “Always a smart move,” which draws on Talke’s 75-year history, while also highlighting its “sharpened” strategic direction in a “visible and tangible way,” Talke said.
“When my grandfather founded Talke, he saw his primary task as being to develop solutions to the challenges facing his customers,” said Alfred Talke, shareholder and member of the executive management team. “We are continuing this self-concept as we embrace the future and make logistics a success factor for our customers.”