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Abbey Logistics has extended its contract with British Sugar to provide bulk movements across the country.

Following the company’s successful tender for the bulk sugar contract in 2016, the two firms have adopted a ‘one team’ approach, with Abbey becoming an extension of British Sugar’s logistics team.

As a result, Abbey said that British Sugar had improved its ability to provide sugar to their customers in a much more reliable, cost effective and flexible way.

Stewart Dickson, logistics contracts manager at British Sugar said: “We knew from previous hauliers that the KPIs we set Abbey Logistics were challenging, but we also knew that by adopting the right approach and working closely with us, they were achievable.

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“Our business is unique and never predictable and for Abbey to succeed they needed to work alongside us to understand our customer profile and the characteristics of our sector.

“We’re delighted that they did just that.”

Mike Ellis, Abbey Logistics’ business development director said its contract team had been working “shoulder to shoulder” with British Sugar for the last four years: “The success of the two teams working together demonstrates the importance of a collaborative approach to transport operations of this scale and proves how effective working in partnership can be in delivering on objectives and providing the best possible service to customers,” he added.

British Sugar processes around eight million tonnes of sugar beet that produces around 1.4 million tonnes of sugar each year.

This amounts to more than 350 bulk tanker deliveries per week for Abbey Logistics to manage.