British Sugar chooses Abbey Logistics Group to manage bulk distribution

Abbey Logistics Group, the UK’s largest provider of bulk food transport services, has been selected by British Sugar to manage their prestigious bulk sugar movements across Great Britain on a long term deal.

Sugar will be transported in bulk granulated sugar tanks and liquid tankers from four state-of-the-art processing plants in the UK, strategically located to reduce the mileage from farm to factory for processing.  British Sugar is the UK’s leading sugar producers supplying 1 million tonnes per year to the food industry and supermarkets.

Abbey specialises in bulk food grade logistics, operating the UK’s largest fleet of dedicated food grade road tankers. This new contract will see them taking responsibility for transport planning and delivery services, supporting British Sugar to continue to offer a high quality, flexible and dependable service to its customers.

Following a competitive tender process, Abbey was selected based on their significant experience in the food sector and their understanding of the nature of the market. Their strong maintenance and depot network, allowing maximum efficiency by reducing vehicle downtime, was a perfect match for British Sugar’s needs.

Paul Townsend – British Sugar Head of Supply Chain said: “Abbey shares our values when it comes to putting the customer at the forefront of everything we do. We’re confident that Abbey’s proven ability to deliver a flexible and scalable transport solution, will make them a valuable partner in helping us deliver the best possible service to our customers.”

Steve Granite – Abbey Logistics Group Chief Executive said: “We are delighted that British Sugar have entrusted Abbey with such a critical service. Abbey understands the sensitivities of seasonal food manufacture and delivery, and our significant experience of working with major food manufacturers and retailers will be instrumental in supporting the continued success of British Sugar and its customers.  We very much look forward to starting the contract and the employees transferring under TUPE on 26th September 2016.”

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