Abbey Logistics Group, the UK’s largest provider of bulk food road tanker services, has renewed its long-term partnership with British Sugar.
Abbey Logistics’ contract to provide bulk sugar movements across the UK has been extended with a new multi-year agreement.
Abbey began working with British Sugar in 2016. Since then, the two companies have adopted a ‘one team’ approach, with Abbey becoming an extension of British Sugar’s logistics team.
Together they have delivered several high-profile projects that focused on customer service, management information, reducing cost per tonne, safety and a significant reduction in empty miles.
“As a result of this close collaboration, British Sugar has improved its ability to provide sugar to their customers across the UK in a much more reliable, cost effective and flexible way,” stated Abbey Logistics.
“In addition to improved customer service, the environmental impact of the operation has been reduced through improved and more dynamic real-time planning, significant fleet investment in newer more efficient vehicles and trailers, and closer collaboration with customers to deliver the optimum service at times to suit them.
“British Sugar’s unique position of supplying the UK market without the need to import through deepsea shipping is more effective for many UK manufacturers, thanks to the shorter lead times and reduced carbon footprint that comes from sourcing raw materials from within the UK.”
As the sole processor of the UK’s beet sugar crop, British Sugar is the leading producer of sugar for the British and Irish food and beverage markets, processing around 8 Mtpa of sugar beet that produces around 1.4 Mtpa of sugar.
This amounts to more than 350 bulk tanker deliveries per week for Abbey Logistics to manage, feeding the supply chains of major food and beverage manufacturers.