Specialist bulk liquid and powder road tanker operator Abbey Logistics has launched a new dedicated animal feed tanker division.
Abbey is no stranger to the animal feed sector, and has provided road tanker transport for some of Europe’s leading manufacturers for more than 20 years.
“This latest move has enabled the company to dedicate more vehicles and tankers to the animal feed sector and crucially puts in place a dedicated support team consisting of planning and commercial functions that will concentrate solely on customers in this sector,” the company stated.
“Abbey has a transport and depot network in place throughout the UK that supports its key contracts with volume fluctuation and seasonal demand variance, this expertise has proved highly effective in serving existing liquid animal feed customers and the creation of a dedicated division was a natural progression.”
The company added that its ability to provide extensive and tailored management information, forecasting, dynamic ETA updates and live tracking, combined with its modern and reliable fleet has been met positively by customers, and the company is now looking to establish these added-value services and high standards in the animal feed sector, where it believes there is a strong appetite for providing more value to customers than just A to B transport.
Sophie Lucy, Abbey Logistics’ animal feed commercial manager, said: “Our new division signals Abbey’s intent and commitment to customers in the animal feed sector which we hope to develop over the coming years.
“We know from the feedback we get from customers in other sectors how much value is placed on having a dedicated planning resource, customer service contact and tailored management information and we are now replicating this with our animal feed customers. The benefits our customers can expect include greater visibility of their products, increased transport reliability and the capacity to strategically plan and forecast.
“The planning team we have put in place has significant experience in the sector and its unique characteristics and we have selected drivers with considerable experience in liquid animal feed, so although this is a new division, we are already well established in this sector and we hope that by focusing our efforts we can develop and grow with existing customers as well as reaching new clients looking for more value from their transport provider.
“The current animal feed transport market is relatively regionalised and we aim to offer customers a nationwide solution due to the existing Abbey infrastructure which will provide our customers with a more robust national supply chain.”