Bibby Distribution is giving Santa a run for his money in keeping Britain’s homes filled with festive treats – thanks to its tanker fleet’s large-volume deliveries to chocolatiers, dairies and factories across the UK.
In time for the festive period, the 3PL’s fleet of more than 200 tankers will deliver in excess of 11,640 tonnes of liquid chocolate and 181 tonnes of mincemeat – enough to make 129 million advent calendars or 17 million tins of wrapped chocolates, and six million mince pies.
And for those who prefer eggnog, brandy butter or cream as their festive treat, the fleet has also transported 1,700 tonnes of milk from farms to dairies – meaning one in every 12 pints in the UK will travel on a Bibby Distribution tanker.
Vaughan Pendergest, Business Unit Director, Food and Ingredients, says: “Christmas is a very busy time for our operations and although customer demand is at its highest, our dedicated tanker team have been working around the clock to ensure every delivery is made on-time ahead of the festive feast.
“And while Santa’s job might be done by Christmas morning, we’ll still be working throughout the holiday season to keep shops refilled – and thanks to our carbon-busting tankers that reduce fuel consumption, we’ll be doing so without it costing the earth.”
Bibby Distribution’s tanker division operates from its Droitwich and Corby sites and transports a variety of food ingredients. The tankers are built with a variety of efficiency features such as high-quality Johnson cargo pumps and advanced insulation, meaning reduced fuel consumption and lower maintenance requirements.
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.
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