Global chemical company OQ Chemicals has successfully restarted production at its German plants in Oberhausen and Marl, Germany. The restarting of production comes after overcoming a recent disruption at a raw material supplier's synthesis gas plant. This led to a declaration of force majeure for certain products.

OQ Chemicals reports that during the operational pause, the company implemented strategic enhancements to optimize production processes such as data flows and work processes across asset management, operations technology, and engineering. These improvements, aimed at enhancing efficiency and reliability, align with its commitment to digitalization and process development.

“We are pleased to report that our units in Germany can ramp up again,” said Albrecht Schwerin, COO at OQ Chemicals. “The unpredictable shutdown has not been an easy time for us, especially since we have been experiencing high levels of customer demand. Nevertheless, OQ Chemicals has remained committed to supporting its customers throughout the disruption. Leveraging our cross-functional international production platform, we worked hard to supply our customers from other sites to minimize the impact on their operations and supply chains.”

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