Formed in 2016, the Abbey Logistics and British Sugar team has developed into a fully integrated, cost-effective and high performing unit, which practises, shares and promotes teamwork in every aspect of the British Sugar transport contract.
The integration of our teams produces initiatives and development on a rolling basis, with each side inspiring the other.
This Award is a wonderful acknowledgment from such a highly regarded event, and we are delighted to be recognised for the hard work and accomplishments our teams have achieved together.
In 2016, Abbey Logistics took over the British Sugar transport contract, a large scale operation that sees 400,000 tonnes of bulk sugar delivered a year and 300 UK deliveries each week.
The joint Abbey Logistics and British Sugar team practises, shares and promotes teamwork in every aspect of the contract. This has resulted in 99% on-time delivery in 2018/19, transport cost per tonne reduced by 13% and an 80% reduction in personal injuries.
Motor Transport judges were impressed with the seamless integration of the joint team from Abbey and British Sugar. “Abbey Logistics is completely embedded into the team at British Sugar,” said one. “Abbey Logistics and British Sugar are a great example of mutually beneficial and successful open-book collaboration.”
We have seen many successes through the Abbey Logistics and British Sugar Team and we shall see many more from the plans we have in place for 20/21. The integration of our teams produces initiatives and development on a rolling basis with each side inspiring the other.
This strong bond and eliminated bureaucracy mean our two teams can concentrate on their core skills and deliver a service that we are both extremely proud of.