ABOUT US

We provide global Controlled storage & supply chain services

Our soft commodity heritage has driven our business to include cocoa, coffee, sugar, tea, general cargo and metals as our network expanded to Amsterdam and Antwerp as well as multiple centres around the UK; Southampton, Liverpool, and Tilbury to name a few.

Our vision

To be the preferred independent commodity supply chain specialists in our chosen markets of operation.

Continually invest in long-term relationships, while delivering sustainable, innovative and cost-efficient solutions for our customers to protect their interests and the value of their commodities in order to be most customer-centric and professional independent Commodity Supply Chain Specialist.

Our values

Our values reflect who we are and what we stand for as a company:

INNOVATION    AGILITY   FAIRNESSINTEGRITY   CONSISTENT QUALITY   DECENCY

INNOVATION.

With over three decades of experience, Commodity Centre has a proven record for innovation. Investment in the best people, commodity specific facilities and cutting edge equipment continues to place us at the forefront of the industry.

SUSTAINABILITY.

We strive to develop better supply chains for a better planet. Our aims and objectives are shaped by the three pillars of sustainability: Social, Economic & Environmental.

AGILITY.

Our company has a flat organisational structure to ensure that decision making can be made quickly and effectively, to respond to both opportunities and threats which are ever present in todays’ supply chains.

A WEALTH OF EXPERIENCE

The group has over 3,500,000 sq ft of dedicated storage. Handling more than half a million tonnes of goods a year utilising our own staff. They offer a wealth of dedicated experience in both country specific and commodity settings. Their expertise allows us to offer a frictionless service to our customers and the inspiration to face new challenges. Those same customers repeatedly entrust us their inventory utilising our in-depth knowledge of both the products and supply chain together with our appetite to drive innovation.

+ 500,000 tonnes

of goods handled per year

+ 500,000 tonnes

+ 3,500,000 sq ft

Of dedicated warehouse storage

+$1 billion

WORTH OF CARGO IS ENTRUSTED TO US TO LOOK AFTER

+75% green energy

Powers our buildings

+30 years

of industry experience

3 countries

With dedicated warehousing

MEET OUR
GROUP BOARD

Alec has been in the logistics business since leaving school which has, over time, afforded him comprehensive experience and understanding of the industry.

A motivated and experienced entrepreneur he embarked on creating a service that would rival the very best in Northern Europe. The business and product portfolio has grown steadily under his direction in the UK, Netherlands & Belgium.

Through the shrewd appointment of a first class dedicated team of directors, managers and staff and under the Commodity Centre brand Alec continues to develop the company into one of the most successful in its field. Dedicated to the further strategic growth of the Group he employs his visionary approach to the business.

ALEC GUNN

Founder & CEO

Dean joined the Commodity Centre (UK) in 2011 as the CFO after qualifying as a chartered accountant at a Top 20 London firm in 2006.

Applying his financial background to the Operational and Commercial activities Dean became Group Director in 2015, his main role to oversee the successful growth of the business in the UK and Northern Europe.

Dean was appointed to Group Managing Director in April 2020 and where he is responsible for the Group’s strategic policy, gearing it towards growth and profitability in a sustainable manner with his experienced team of Directors.

DEAN WARRINER

Group Managing Director

Andrew is the Finance Director of the group and is based at its headquarters in the UK. Andrew joined the Commodity Centre in March 2014 from MHA MacIntyre Hudson where he had acted for the Commodity Centre in a business advisory and assurance capacity.

Andrew is a graduate of Loughborough University and fellowship member (FCA) of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).

ANDREW JORDAN

Group Finance Director

MEET OUR
MANAGEMENT TEAM

Since 1977 Bert has been involved in all aspects of commodity warehousing and logistics. In the year 2000 he became Operational Director of a new joint venture which was primarily involved in the cocoa and coffee operations for a different Group and progressed within the commodity industry.

In 2003 he joined a warehousing business as local Managing Director and the company developed into one of the biggest cocoa operators in Amsterdam.

In 2016 he joined the Commodity Centre to bring his wealth of experience and to grow our start-up operation to the market leading operation it is today. With his experience and dedication, he has been pivotal in the construction of “Falcon and Osprey” Terminals and continues to manage the operation.

BERT SCHALIJ

Director, Commodity Centre Netherlands

Erik begun his 35-year career in commodity supply chain logistics in Amsterdam in a Dutch multinational Company involved in logistics, inspection services, warehousing, shipping and chartering, he later set up the UK branch of this company in 1997. After a succession of acquisitions Erik assumed the role of UK Managing Director of this company.

Erik joined the Commodity Centre in 2018 to develop and oversee long term partnerships with trade, processors and manufacturers to achieve sustainable, efficient, environmentally friendly and innovative supply chains.

ERIK BRINK

Head of Commodity Sales

A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport and a leadership expert with extensive experience and over 25 years in senior management and Board level positions. Widely proven in business transformation through the successful implementation of change strategies. Holds vast knowledge and expertise in continuous improvement, change management, operational transformation, business growth and quality management.

He holds a number of qualifications in business and operations, including a master’s degree with distinction in Applied Management.

MATTHEW BIBB

UK Operations Director

Tamara joined the Commodity Centre Belgium in 2013 as a Director having previously worked at a local warehousing business with Wim in the role of Deputy Operations Manager. Starting her career in the Port of Antwerp in 2000, Tamara worked through all landside-based stevedore operations including general cargo, steel and heavy lifts from trucks, barges and railcars.

With over 20 years’ of European commodity specific experience in the warehouse and supply chain logistics sector Tamara oversees the Commodity Centre operations in Belgium.

tamara tanghe

Director, Commodity Centre Belgium

A qualified charter surveyor, Toms’ experience covers all property disciplines which include holding senior roles in private practice, international development companies and pension fund management.

He has extensive experience in asset management, particularly with very substantial portfolios which include industrial and distribution, also overseeing investment and development strategies.

tom ketley

Property Director

Wim started his career in Warehousing and Logistics in 1998 at the age of 18 years old following his fathers footsteps in the warehouse industry. Wim was quickly promoted through the Company and was made Operations Manager in 2004 having set up the Operations Department after a period of sustained growth during 2000 to 2004.

He joined the Commodity Centre Group in 2013 as Director overseeing the Belgian business and is involved with the day-to-day operations as well as overseeing the growth of the Company.

wim jacobs

Director, Commodity Centre Belgium