The value of a middleman
“Cutting out the middleman” is a phrase that’s often heard when businesses attempt to cut costs. And sometimes you do save some money by eschewing a go-between. But at Sirius, we provide more than just a transit point between producers and buyers. We help you at every step of the way. With Sirius, you don’t just have a middleman, you have a partner.
We do our own yearly audits in person at all of the manufacturers we work with, with a 30-point checklist to make sure their practices align with our values: worker safety and environmental protection. For example, if a manufacturer claims to have an on-site water-treatment facility, we know what to look for to determine if that water-treatment facility is actually theirs. Our experience with these audits means you can be assured that your company will only be sourcing from ethical producers who are fully committed to working with you for the long-term.
Sirius also handles everything there is to do with importing chemicals into the EU, a process that has been considerably complicated by the REACH initiative that requires, amongst other things, registering all compounds that are used in Europe and providing safety and data sheets. These need to be compliant with REACH, GHS, CLP, in agreement with local legislation, and made available in every local EU-language. We take care of transport arrangements within Europe as well, working with reputable transport companies that have a proven record of delivering goods on time and acting as our ambassadors.
Finally, on the purchaser’s side, Sirius takes several steps to ensure that the products are integrated as seamlessly into your processes as possible, to avoid waste and ensure that there are no unpleasant surprises. We take your storage facilities and factory accessibility into account when we arrange for deliveries and recommend package sizes. Our experience in dealing with mass orders and large quantities means that you can count on our expertise to make sure that a truck can get both in and out of your production facility, or that your hygroscopic powder will still be a powder when it’s time to use it.
Sirius does these things, and more, so that you don’t have to. We work with you to truly understand what you need, and find the best way to get it to you. We have the most recent options in products and packaging available, and thanks to our close relations with our manufacturers, the latest opportunities with chemicals can be yours, too. Working with Sirius means knowing that you’ve got someone taking care of the process of getting quality materials to you, so that you can focus on making great things.
The Sirius Effect:
Facilitating the development and production of sustainable products is something that Sirius is very proud to be a part of. It’s a small role with big consequences.