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Briar Chemicals has all the necessary skills and experience to manage and plan contract manufacturing activity. Through the efficient use of sales and operation planning processes, and expert procurement of goods and services, we ensure that we deliver on time, in full worldwide.

Raw materials procurement

Briar Chemicals has an excellent knowledge of the global chemicals sector. Raw materials and packaging materials are responsibly sourced worldwide. Our track record in cost improvement and working capital minimisation has enabled Briar to realise benefits for all stakeholders, working in partnership with our customers.

Shipping and logistics

With more than 50 years’ experience of shipping to over 25 countries worldwide on all continents, Briar Chemicals’ logistics team demonstrates expertise in import / export regulations, and the transportation of dangerous goods by road, rail, sea and air. We have a long established reputation for reliability, working ethically with all our suppliers and logistics partners.

In excess of 95% of our transactions are exported to destinations outside of the UK. From our site’s location in Norwich there is easy access to deep sea ports including Felixstowe, Liverpool and London from which we ship liquid and solid products (in bulk and in packages). Our proactive Customer Services team will advise on the most efficient and cost effective routing for shipments and complete the necessary customs paperwork.

Packing facilities on site supply chain management
Warehouse facilities on site


We offer extensive warehousing facilities and expertise in stock control to manage our customers’ inventories, becoming an extension of their supply chain operations.

Multiple warehouses are available on site to allow segregation of packaging materials and different classifications of raw materials and finished products.