Baking company, Hovis, has awarded Abbey Logistics a UK contract to provide bulk flour distribution to its bakeries in the Midlands and the South.
Hovis reportedly selected Abbey Logistics following a competitive tender process, where Abbey demonstrated the added value it could provide through its flexible and responsive distribution model, ability to invest in new equipment and its focus on data-driven continuous improvement.
Abbey Logistics, the UK’s largest bulk food powder tanker company, is set to invest significantly in new equipment to bolster Hovis’ existing fleet and is committed to supporting its new customer with flexible resource from its wider nationwide bulk powder tanker fleet. All existing bulk distribution staff currently supporting Hovis in the Midlands and the South will also transfer to Abbey Logistics when the contract begins.
“We are delighted that Hovis selected us to deliver this prestigious contract and look forward to providing the company with a dynamic and flexible service that enhances its quality of service,” said Abbey Logistics CEO, Steve Granite.
“Our two companies are very closely aligned in terms of our commitment to quality and continuous improvement and this new partnership once again demonstrates Abbey’s commitment to investment in equipment that supports our customers,” he said.
“We needed a transport provider with expertise, experience and the ability to drive supply chain service to ensure that Hovis can in turn deliver to our customers and consumers,” said Hovis Milling Supply Chain Director, Chris Harrop.
“Abbey also demonstrated its commitment to us through its fleet investment and we were impressed by the company’s ability to capture and analyse real-time data which will deliver increased operational flexibility,” he said.