Abbey_British salt

Abbey Logistics Group has won a deal with Tata Chemicals and its sister company British Salt to manage bulk transport and logistics for the two firms'products.

The Liverpool-based firm, which specialises in the transportation of bulk food products in liquid and powder tankers, has worked for several years as a third-party transport supplier to Tata Chemicals Europe and British Salt.

Under the new deal, the firm will provide transport for all products in bulk powder road tankers and oversee transport planning and on-site logistics services. Abbey will also work in partnership with both companies to develop and improve their distribution systems to better meet cyclical volume demands of individual products.

Pauline Sumner, Tata Chemicals head of procurement, said: “Through working with Abbey for a number of years we have seen first-hand the dedication and commitment they give to their customers.

"The partnership we have built has improved the service we provide our customers as we are able to deliver a safe, flexible and scalable transport solution, which is vital in the markets we serve.”

Dave Coulson, Abbey Logistics commercial director, said: “We are delighted that Tata and British Salt have entrusted Abbey with such critical services.

"We understand the sensitivities of seasonal food manufacture and have a deep knowledge of the complexities involved with sodium bicarbonate distribution, and very much look forward to supporting the continued success of Tata and British Salt and its customers.”

In January, Abbey purchased bulk liquid transport specialist Armet Logistics.