COMAH Warehousing, Chemical Transport

H.W. Coates is the UK's #1 chemical warehousing and transport company.We have more COMAH sites than anyone else, a 100% ADR fleet and the best quality scores in Europe (source: SQAS)

Our strength is our ability to take the long-term view. We have built up the business over fifty years and have invested at every stage in the highest quality vehicles, leading edge IT and freehold property. The business remains debt-free and ready to support innovation to serve our customers better - witness our leading role in the Hazchem Network.

This website offers a snapshot of us doing our job.

COMAH Warehousing:
The drone footage above shows our Middlewhich site. This offers 25,000 sqm of specialist stores. It's one of ten Upper Tier COMAH sites in H.W. Coates. No one has more.

Chemical Transport:
A 44-tonne Volvo articulated lorry with automatic gearbox and digital tachograph, telematics and positioning gateway fully compliant with Euro 6 emissions regulations. There are 100 in the fleet - all of them ADR.

Safety, Quality:
Andy Colbourne MSc, manages our safety and quality systems. He's backed by six qualified DGSAs on our team. Together they ensure full compliance to the standards - and a culture that supports the spirit, as well as the letter, of safety and quality.

Hazchem Network:
Here's where it all comes together. 2,000 pallets and parcels moved every night, giving next day service throughout the UK. The Hazchem Network is the UK's only pallet network for chemicals.