Abbey Logistics’ Food Grade Drumming Facility Begins Operations

Abbey Logistics has started food grade drumming operations at our warehousing facilities in Bromborough on the Wirral

The drumming plant is will support a key liquid food customer and provide a significant added value service to the bulk liquid transport we provide to liquid food manufacturers in the UK and Europe.

Initially, the drumming plant will support a key customer by providing bulk tanker movements of finished products to the drumming site, tankers will discharge finished products into the facility to be packaged in drums. Filled drums will then be transported through Abbeys distribution fleet across the UK and Europe.

Although drum filling isn’t a core service offering for Abbey, we have experience and capability within the business to deliver this safety and hygiene critical service on our customer’s behalf. Our knowledge and expertise in food grade logistics mean we have the specialist experience essential to this service and hold all the necessary accreditations and management processes to ensure our drumming service is a success for our customer.

Nick Highet, Abbey’s Palletised Divisional Manager said: “Before we could offer drumming as a service, we would have to transport products to a subcontracted packaging company to fill the drums from our vehicles. Now we are able to handle all of the filling and logistics from here.

“The win for our customer is that we have significantly reduced transport mileage and costs associated with subcontracting filling. Our customer can now rely on Abbey to look after every aspect of the supply chain, from point of manufacture to point of delivery of the filled drums which Abbey transports through our distribution fleet. This enables Abbey to control the strict standards of hygiene required for transporting food grade products.

Dave Coulson, Abbey Logistics’ Commercial Director said: “The drumming facility is another example of how Abbey responds to our customers’ requirements with innovative and tailored solutions.

“As our customers grow and their requirements change, we have the flexibility and resource needed to grow and adapt to their needs, always providing a service that continuously improves their ability to service their own customers’.

“We have built the drumming facility with growth in mind and are now able to provide food grade packaging to other customers looking for a flexible and reliable full service logistics partner.”

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