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Whyte Chemicals to distribute Shell Chemicals' products


Meeting Customer Needs

The core business of Whyte Chemicals is the distribution of chemicals and plastics. Our ability to service this business and fulfil the needs and requirements of our customers is dependent on the professionalism and integrity of the entire company.

We don’t believe it is sufficient just to make sure that customer needs are met. Whyte Chemicals recognises that we have a duty of care to all our stakeholders – employees, customers and the general public – to ensure that we store, transport and handle products in a safe and responsible way. This is especially important as many of the chemicals and plastic materials we supply are classified as hazardous,

Our experienced logistics team transport a vast range of products from suppliers in India, China, Russia, Latvia, Taiwan, the EU and many other countries – and prepare them for world-wide distribution. This has given us extensive experience in coping with the different demands of local customers and important / export health& safety and environmental regulatory issues.


The flagship distribution centre for Whyte Chemicals Ltd is on a nine acre site at Denaby in Yorkshire. Here some 1500 product lines are despatched to a wide range on industries. As well as handling general chemicals, Denaby distributes products to the food, pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries. Our Logistics department concentrates on providing customers and suppliers with value added solutions. Dealing with order sizes from bulk vessels to small parcels we regularly have annual On Time In Full rates of over 98.5% .

As well as our flagship nine acre distribution site at Denaby in Yorkshire, we also have warehousing facilities in Holland, Belgium, France, Spain, The Czech Republic, India, China and the USA.

Environmental Care

Whyte Chemicals Ltd is totally committed to ensuring that all its products are distributed in a manner that minimises environmental impact and maximises the protection of those who may come into contact with the product.

As part of this commitment we are signatories to the BCDTA Responsible Care Programme.

As well as following the principles laid down under the Responsible Care Programme (see box opposite), Whyte Chemicals also allows the release of individuals to serve on a number of UK and European industry committees – to share their experience and to ensure that we always adopt best practice. The committees we are currently actively involved in include:

  • Good Trade and Distribution Practice (BCDTA – Chairman)
  • Distributio (BCDTA – Chairman)
  • Safety Health and Environmen (FECC – committee member)
  • Good Trade and Distribution Practice (FECC – committee member)



Whyte Chemicals Ltd is committed to quality excellence in all areas of its operations and business processes and was first registered to ISO standards on the 19th June 1992. Since that date we have kept and updated our registration and are currently a fully accredited ISO 9001: 2000 company. The validity of our certificate is until the 4th December 2006 and covers both the head office at Finchley and our Northern warehouse facility at Denaby. (You will find a copy of the certificate by clicking the link below)

We are regularly audited by a third party, SGS Yarsley, who are themselves registered with UKAS. The Quality Assurance Manager is John Mugford BSc and he reports to the Managing Director/Chairman Melvyn M Whyte.

The scope of our registration is for the distribution, blending and warehousing of chemicals. We have a new drum and IBC filling line at our Northern warehouse and when our certificate comes up for renewal in december we will be adding product filling to our accreditation