Innovation, Performance and Reliability since 1919

Innovation, Performance and Reliability since 1919

Bowker have been a household name within the Transport Industry since 1919 but you may not be aware of their ever-growing prevalence within the hazardous warehousing sector. We spent some time with Bowker’s Commercial Director, Neil Bowker, who is a member of the family’s 3rd generation working within the business.

Who are Bowker and what do they do?

Head quartered in Lancashire, WH Bowker is a family owned business which was founded by William Henry Bowker nearly 100 years ago. We provide specialist logistic solutions focusing on highly regulated markets including the storage and distribution of hazardous chemicals.

Where are your facilities?

With seven strategically located warehouse facilities and distribution centres, 4 of which specialise in the handling of hazardous materials, Bowker have over 1,000,000 sq ft
of warehousing. Positioned in Lancashire, Yorkshire, Merseyside and Worcestershire our facilities are ideally placed and accredited to provide safe, reliable and cost effective storage for a wide range chemicals.

Bowker’s Transport Service

With a fleet of 200 vehicles and 450 trailers, we can offer the Chemical Industry a reliable transport solution. As founding members of the Hazchem Network we can provide a next day service throughout mainland UK, from 1kg consignments to full trailer loads.

In addition to the UK service, Bowker’s AEO status helps with time-sensitive European imports/exports of hazardous goods.

Professional Memberships and Accreditation

Dealing with hazardous goods requires specialist knowledge and skills. Ensuring the company is up to speed with the latest information and accreditations is vital to our operation. SQAS, ISO9001, COMAH and Responsible Care are just some of the accreditations we continuously update to certify compliance.

The future

Our company policy to continually invest in our facilities, improve our processes and solutions will ensure our high standards are adhered to in the future. A pro-active, responsive workforce ensure we consistently offer solutions to our customers that increase efficiencies and general performance.

Chemical Storage & Distribution

  • Upper tier COMAH accredited
  • SQAS Assessed
  • Online stock and visibility reporting
  • Next Day ADR Delivery Service
  • Daily European Services
  • AEO Status