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News: Steve Granite wins top UKWA award for Think Logistics initiative


The United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA) Annual Awards luncheon has been held this week at the prestigious Dorchester Hotel in London's Park Lane. The event saw senior figures from the UK’s warehousing and logistics sector as well as decision makers from the retail industry come together to recognise the achievements and innovations in the sector over the past year. The awards themselves comprised of ten individual categories covering all aspects of the industry including environmental performance and customer service. Concluding the event, the UKWA Chairman, Tony Mohan presents the Chairman’s Award, a special... Read More

Liquid tanker

News: Abbey Logistics win CILT North West, Best Practice Award


Abbey Logistics has been recognised by The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) at this year’s North West Annual Awards for Education and Excellence. The awards were presented at a gala dinner in Manchester on the 9th June, hosted by Dave Guest, Senior Reporter, BBC’s North West Tonight and were attended by leading figures from the logistics and transport profession across the region. The CILT North West Awards is an important event in the transport and logistics calendar and celebrate and recognise education, excellence, expertise and experience in the sector. The award is Abbey’s second in as many months,... Read More

bulk powder tanker

News: Bulk powder transport contract with Tata Chemicals and British Salt


Abbey Logistics has been selected by Tata Chemicals Europe to exclusively manage all bulk powder transport and logistics for all its products, including sister company British Salt, across the UK.   Tata Chemicals Ltd is one of the world’s leading producers of sodium carbonate (soda ash) and sodium bicarbonate. Sodium carbonate is a key raw material used in glass, detergent and chemical manufacturing. Applications for sodium bicarbonate range from food to pharmaceuticals to air pollution control. In the UK, Tata Chemicals Europe is the sole producer of Soda Ash (sodium carbonate) and the market leading producer of sodium... Read More

food grade drumming UK

News: 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... Read More

gas powered vehicles

News: Are gas powered vehicles now a realistic alternative?


That’s the question Abbey Logistics’ fleet Engineer David Batty has been asking for many years, and now with the extended range available on gas powered vehicles with compressed natural gas, is it a realistic alternative to diesel power? One of my most important roles at Abbey Logistics is to analyse and trial new vehicles and associated technology. Before selecting any vehicles for our fleet, I take a highly-detailed approach to understanding the vehicle’s whole life cost, taking into account everything from mpg performance, maintenance costs, kerb weight, specialist equipment fitting and aerodynamic drag. Having trialled many... Read More

award winning transport and logistics

News: Abbey Shortlisted For Top Motor Transport Award – Haulier of the Year


Abbey Logistics is excited to announce that we have been shortlisted for the Motor Transport 'Haulier of the Year' award. The winners will be announced at the awards evening which takes place at the famous Grosvenor House Hotel in London on 5th July so it's very much fingers crossed for now! The Motor Transport awards are the biggest awards event in transport and haulage recognising outstanding achievements in the road transport industry and a real highlight of the year. We have been proud recipients of this award twice before, in 2010 and 2014, joining only two other companies to ever win the award twice in its near 30 year... Read More

Logistics award

News: Abbey Logistics Wins Business Master Award


Abbey Logistics has been awarded the Large Business - Business Master Award at this year's BusinessDesk.com North West Business Masters Awards. The annual event organised by the Business Desk is fast becoming one of the key dinners in the region’s business calendar and saw the elite of North West England’s business community including professional services companies, leading entrepreneurs, innovators, exporters and large businesses coming together to celebrate companies who have all made a difference to business in the North West over the past year. The black tie awards evening was held at the Midland Hotel in Manchester and... Read More

Abbey Logistics Head of HR Marcia Findlay

News: Marcia Findlay Appointed as Group Head of HR


Abbey Logistics Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Marcia Findlay as Group Head of HR. Marcia will be responsible for the full range of HR functions, including employee relations, training and development, reward and recognition. Marcia’s appointment will support and strengthen the Group’s high calibre management team through a period of rapid growth. Abbey recently added more than 100 employees to the business as part of its acquisition of bulk liquid food tanker company Armet Logistics. Announcing the appointment, Steve Granite, Abbey Logistic’s CEO said: "Abbey's transformation into a recognised National and... Read More

Liquid road transport

News: Abbey Logistics acquires leading bulk liquid food logistics company


Acquisition enhances the combined business’ service offering and provides the platform for further European growth as one of the largest bulk liquid food logistics providers. Abbey Logistics Group announced today that it has acquired the complete share capital of Armet Logistics Ltd, one of the leading bulk liquid food logistics and transport companies in the UK. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. This significant development follows an exciting 12 months for Abbey Logistics; the Liverpool based specialist logistics provider, has seen the company complete a management buyout in August 2016 backed by NorthEdge Capital, and the... Read More

bulk liquid and powder transport

News: Abbey Logistics continues fleet expansion to increase flexibility for customers


Abbey Logistics Group, one of the UK’s largest bulk liquid and powder transport providers has expanded its fleet with the addition of 20 DAF XF and CF tractor units, as it continues to increase the efficiency and flexibility of its nationwide transport network. The new vehicles will support operations serving the food ingredients, construction, and non-hazardous chemical sectors and also provide flexible support to Abbey’s palletised business. “Abbey worked closely with DAF to tailor these units to suit the specialist products we transport.” Said David Batty, Abbey Logistics Fleet Manager. “Safety and hygiene standards are... Read More

David Batty, Fleet Engineer

News: Chairman of British Transport Advisory Consortium joins Abbey Logistics Group


Abbey Logistics Group, one of the UK’s largest bulk liquid and powder logistics providers, has appointed the chairman of the British Transport Advisory Consortium to lead their engineering department. Well known and respected engineer David Batty will manage Abbey’s rapidly expanding fleet of liquid and powder tankers, trucks and distribution trailers, and take responsibility for Abbey’s maintenance depots across the country. David will oversee all new vehicle specification to ensure Abbey Logistics provides the most appropriate equipment for each of its customers. He will also play a leading role in supporting Abbey’s... Read More

bulk food transport

News: Abbey expands senior team with two new appointments


Abbey Logistics Group, the UK’s largest provider of bulk food transport services, has announced two new appointments to strengthen its senior team. Respected logistics industry expert Andrew Palmer has joined the group as non-executive director, and experienced marketing professional Michael Fox will take up the role of Group Marketing Manager. Andrew has enjoyed a distinguished career which has seen him lead a number of international transport and logistics companies through extended periods of growth. He was Managing Director at Bibby Distribution, and DTS Logistics before joining Suttons Group where he successfully led the company... Read More

salt transport

News: 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 are 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... Read More

road tanker

News: NorthEdge backs MBO of Abbey Logistics Group


NorthEdge Capital has invested an undisclosed sum in support of a Management Buy-Out of road tanker company Abbey Logistics Group, led by CEO Steve Granite. The investment represents the fourth deal transacted by NorthEdge this year and is the second investment out of the recently raised £300m Fund II. The Liverpool-headquartered company was set up more than 25 years ago by the Lucy family, specialising initially in the liquid food ingredients transportation market, with more recent diversification into the bulk powder market, palletised transport and warehousing under the leadership of current CEO Steve Granite. Long-standing... Read More

intermodal food

News: 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 have ambitious plans to... Read More

award winning transport

News: Think Logistics and Career Ready win Motor Transport’s Partnership Award


Merseyside-based Think Logistics with educational charity Career Ready each received a major industry honour at last night’s 31st Motor Transport Awards in London, picking up the Partnership Award for their efforts to bring more young people into the transport and logistics sector. Think Logistics, founded by Abbey Logistics MD Steve Granite, is an industry-led initiative to reach out to school children and tell them of the outstanding career opportunities the industry offers. Its partnership with Career Ready has the overriding objective to educate young people about road transport and logistics by developing direct and long-lasting... Read More

liquid road tanker

News: Abbey Logistics Group Secures ISO50001 Accreditation


Abbey Logistics Group Limited is pleased to announce that it has been successful in attaining the ISO50001 Standard for Energy Management. A crucial standard for a liquid and powder road tanker company. The company decided to pursue the ISO50001 Energy Management Standard in order to comply with the Environment Agencies requirement to comply with the ESOS regulations (brought into force on 5th December 2015). Resisting the temptation to just have an ESOS assessment (as was the route for many companies) the decision to achieve the ISO50001 gave us the platform to not only comply with these regulations but also to identify and promote... Read More

FORS Accreditation

News: Abbey Logistics Group Secures FORS Accreditation


Abbey Logistics Group Limited have adopted best practice demonstrated by the Construction Industry by successfully attaining FORS Multi-Operating Centre Accreditation across the UK. FORS (Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme) is a voluntary scheme and is only awarded to hauliers demonstrating the highest levels of fleet management with emphasis on the safety of other road users, with additional emphasis on vulnerable road users. The FORS audit is an intensive test of how well run our fleet is in terms of safety, driver wellbeing, driver training, efficiency, environmental concern and many other aspects of quality of management. In... Read More

Bromborough, Wirral warehousing

News: Abbey becomes full member of UKWA with Bromborough, Wirral warehousing facility


Abbey Logistics Group has become a member of the UK Warehousing Association (‘UKWA’) following a successful inspection of its Bromborough, Wirral warehousing facility. The warehouse now meets UKWA standards which includes a rigorous inspection by a UKWA Board member on eleven areas including the likes of Health & Safety, Buildings and perimeter inspection, Handling & Storage equipment and Environmental. It offers customers the confidence that they are dealing with an established and professional organisation who are operating to an accredited standard. Nick Highet, Warehouse Manager for Abbey said “We opened our warehouse... Read More

bulk road transport

News: Abbey secures £13.5m HSBC funding to develop bulk road transport business


Abbey Logistics Group has agreed a £13.5m funding package with HSBC to ensure it has enough cash to develop its bulk road transport business to £70m turnover by 2020. The funding package includes a confidential invoicing financing facility, a cash loan and asset finance credit line. 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 due to be published next month, some £5m ahead of its forecast turnover. Due to the success in exceeding their expansion plan, Abbey decided to have a year of consolidation in 2015 which allowed them to focus... Read More

Logistics Award

News: Abbey wins Quiet Logistics Award for its use of ‘silent’ DAF trucks


The Noise Abatement Society (NAS) is a dynamic UK charity whose remit is to raise awareness about noise pollution. Its internationally respected work helps to relieve the physical and mental distress caused by excessive noise which profoundly affects health, learning, productivity and social cohesion. The John Connell Awards are named after the NAS’ far-sighted founder John Connell OBE, who lobbied the Noise Abatement Act through Parliament in 1960 when noise became a statutory nuisance in the UK for the first time. These annual awards, known as the ‘Noise Oscars’, are now in their 14th year. They acknowledge the importance of the... Read More

food grade ISO tank

News: Abbey Logistics enter multi-modal marketplace with food grade ISO tanks


Abbey Logistics Group are delighted to report the commencement of multi modal movements from Europe to the UK with the introduction of food grade ISO tank containers. Dave Coulson, Commercial Director stated “This is a new and exciting venture for Abbey Logistics Group - which will provide a secure, environmentally friendly, flexible and cost effective solution for our bulk movements across European borders – as well as protecting our customers products from the ongoing threat of potential immigration intrusion. We have worked with our customers to ensure maximum security of their valuable loads whilst crossing European borders and... Read More

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