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Hovis has awarded Abbey Logistics a UK contract to provide bulk flour distribution to its bakeries in the Midlands and the South.

Abbey Logistics will “invest significantly” in new equipment to bolster Hovis’s existing fleet and will also support its new customer with resource from its wider nationwide bulk powder tanker fleet as required.

The contract will see the operator focus on bulk flour delivery from Hovis’s mill in Wellingborough.

Staff currently supporting Hovis in the Midlands and the South will transfer to Abbey Logistics when the contract begins in January.

Chris Harrop, Hovis Milling supply chain director, 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.

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“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.”

Steve Granite, CEO at Abbey Logistics, said: “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."

The deal does not affect CEVA Logistics’ work with Hovis, which sees the 3PL providing packed distribution for the baker.