OQ Chemicals has resumed operations at its German plants in Oberhausen and Marl after a recent disruption at a raw material supplier’s synthesis gas plant that led to a declaration of force majeure for certain products. OQ Chemicals says that during the operational pause, it implemented enhancements to optimize production processes such as data flows and work processes across asset management, operations technology, and engineering.

“We are pleased to report that our units in Germany can ramp up again,” stated 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.”