Abbey continues growth in intermodal food transport

Abbey Logistics Group has continued its growth in Intermodal food transport by purchasing 10 more ISO tank containers from a Chinese manufacturer.

The latest delivery of ISO tank containers adds to Abbey Logistics’ existing fleet of bulk intermodal silos which transport foodstuffs from France to the UK.

Since starting on its growth strategy in 2009, Abbey has expanded from £18m turnover to £45m according to its latest set of accounts to June 2015, some £5m ahead of its forecast turnover. Part of its growth has come as a result of growing its volumes with customers based in Continental Europe and the group has ambitious plans to continue this growth.

Steve Granite – Managing Director at Abbey said “Continental Europe has long been a marketplace we planned to grow into and despite Brexit, we are still confident that with our existing & new clients we can increase our share of the Europe-UK market. The latest delivery of ISO tank containers will enable us to operate more efficiently versus driver accompanied road tank solutions, allowing us to grow our market share.  We strongly expect to be increasing our intermodal container fleet over the coming years as we become more competitive in this market and win new business.”

Granite continued “The business has ambitious growth plans over the next 5 years and as well as growing our core domestic business in bulk liquid and powder transportation, we also expect to see strong growth from our warehousing and European tanker/tank container divisions. Increasing our intermodal fleet also supports our key company value of providing Greener Logistics solutions.”

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