Bibby Distribution has transported an incredible 9,000 tonnes of liquid chocolate to manufacturers across the UK in the build-up to Easter – enough to make an Easter egg for everyone in Britain.
A fleet of 30 tankers from the 3PL’s food and ingredients team has delivered the total tonnage of chocolate from one of the world’s biggest wholesale chocolate suppliers, to make up to 65 million eggs.
Plus, Bibby Distribution’s specialist technology has helped keep costs low for the supplier as each tanker can be compartmentalised to carry dark, milk and white chocolate on the same vehicle, while maintaining a steady temperature of 42°C to keep the cargo in prime condition.
Bibby Distribution enforces a stringent hygiene schedule for its vehicles with strict washing and access rules, ensuring the chocolate’s quality and safety is never compromised in transit. In addition, the 3PL keeps track of time-critical loads via telematics and a dedicated transport management system, which is also used to monitor drivers on their fuel efficiency and safe driving practices.
Vaughan Pendergest, Business Unit Director, Food and Ingredients, says: “When it comes to transporting liquid chocolate, we’ve got it cracked. Whether it’s cost-effectiveness, hygiene or sheer volume, our network is the best in Britain for delivering an Easter feast.”
Based at sites in Droitwich and Corby, the tanker fleet is part of Bibby Distribution’s specialist food and ingredient division, which provides transport for bulk and palletised food products, as well was warehousing and additional services. The skilled team provides a complete service for the entire food supply chain, from handling inbound delivery of ingredients, to storage and outbound distribution.
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.
Bibby Distribution, Head office, 105 Duke Street, Liverpool, L1 5JQ.
Further press information:
James Boley at Garnett Keeler PR on 020 8647 4467.