UK Chemical Transport

At H.W. Coates, we provide a comprehensive nationwide chemical transport service.

Our team are specialists in ensuring compliance with the safety, environmental and security requirements of chemical transport. We provide a next-day service supported by a modern, fuel efficient fleet and industry leading technology.


You can trust our service with delivery performance >99% OTIF

Every day our customers send through 5,000 orders. These are received directly via EDI and the web into our WMS and TMS systems, from where warehousing operatives pick and assemble pallets and parcels for despatch from among the 200,000 in our stores. Our vehicles make over 1,000 deliveries per day, and the Hazchem Network handles 2,000 chemical pallets and parcels each night. All of this – order, pick, packing, dispatch and control – is done to 99%+ accuracy.
Our distribution systems are connected via automated links to our warehousing system. With a digital workflow from customer systems all the way through to driver signature capture we can provide a completely integrated solution.


100% ADR transport and COMAH warehouses

We operate a modern fleet of vehicles and trailers, all equipped to carry dangerous goods. We are members of The Hazchem Network, the UK’s only ADR and hazardous goods pallet network. We train all of our drivers to ADR compliance together with safe driving practices.

Operating from our own network of freehold COMAH warehouses, we ensure fully compliant transport for your hazardous chemicals.


We offer fully national next day coverage

Through our own network of 15 freehold warehouses and 100+ ADR vehicles – and our membership of the Hazchem Network, we offer truly nationwide next-day ADR coverage.


Our driver colleagues are experienced, dedicated professionals

Uniformed drivers in the very best vehicles give the right image for your deliveries. Our long-serving, fully employed staff -we don’t use agency drivers- take pride in their fuel-efficient driving, accident-free records and high levels of customer service. This is why many of the leading worldwide manufacturers and distributors of chemicals trust us.


H.W. Coates were instrumental in founding The Hazchem Network in 2005

The Hazchem Network is the only ADR and hazardous goods pallet network in the UK. It transports over 2,000 pallets and parcels a night throughout the UK mainland and islands, as well as to 27 European countries. Membership cements our position as the UK’s Number 1 chemical warehousing and transport company.

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