Bibby Distribution’s award-winning tanker division has once again played a key role in the nation’s Christmas celebrations by carrying out bumper deliveries to sweet & biscuit factories, chocolate makers and dairies across the UK and Europe.
Since October, the fleet of more than 200 tankers has delivered 10,000 tonnes of liquid chocolate and 2,500 tonnes of preserves – enough to make 50 million advent calendars and 40 million mince pies.
Additionally, the team has transported 17,500 tonnes of juice – the equivalent of everyone in the country having a glass on Christmas morning; and 2,000 tonnes of milk – one in every 12 pints transported in the UK.
In addition, 23,500 tonnes of liquid glucose has travelled on UK roads in Bibby Distribution tankers, for major confectionery manufacturers to produce sweet treats for the festive season and beyond.
Vaughan Pendergest, Business Unit Director, Food and Ingredients, says: “The build-up to Christmas is always an incredibly busy time of year for us, and this year has been no exception.
“Our dedicated and experienced team ensures deliveries are made on time, and our custom-designed tankers offer maximum fuel efficiency – savings that can be passed on to shoppers to keep the cost of goods down.”
He added: “While Christmas Eve marks the start of most people’s holidays, we’ll be working throughout the season to ensure products are where they need to be once the shops re-open.”
Named as Tanker Operator of the Year at the Tip-Ex/Tank-Ex Awards 2016, Bibby Distribution’s fleet of more than 200 tankers has reaped the rewards of multi-million pound investment. This includes £1.2 million earlier this year spent on 18 custom Vanhool tankers with a variety of efficiency features, such as high quality Johnson cargo pumps, a stainless steel chassis and advanced insulation, all of which mean reduced fuel consumption and lower maintenance requirements, resulting in cost-effective food ingredient transportation.
Notes to editors:
As one of the top ten logistics providers in the UK, Bibby Distribution exists to enable other companies to drive value from their supply chain activities. The company specialises in providing contract logistics, warehousing, distribution, systems integration and added value services to a wide range of customers.
Bibby Distribution operates from 90 locations across the UK, employs 2,000 people and manages 2million ft² of warehousing space.
The majority of Bibby Distribution’s business is based on long-term partnerships. Its diverse capability also means it can share best practice across the various industry sectors it operates in, from Automotive to FMCG.
Bibby Distribution is part of Bibby Line Group, a diverse and forward-looking family business delivering personal, responsive and flexible customer solutions for over 200 years.
Bibby Line Group is a £1.4 billion business, operating in more than 20 countries, employing over 4,500 people in industries including retail, offshore, financial services, distribution, shipping, marine based businesses, plant hire and woodland burials.
To find out more about Bibby Line Group, visit www.bibbylinegroup.co.uk .
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