Abbey tanker

Lime supplier Lhoist UK has awarded a new long-term distribution contract to Abbey Logistics Group.

The operator will deliver lime products to Lhoist’s customers in the construction, waste water, drinking water, food, agriculture, flue gas treatment, chemistry and soil stabilisation industries.

The contract will cover deliveries from Lhoist’s quarries in Hindow, Derbyshire and Kirkby Stephen, Derbyshire, using a core fleet of tankers in two different sizes.

Abbey’s commercial director, Dave Coulson, said: “This latest contract award is testament to how Abbey have developed over the past three years, particularly in the bulk powder distribution market and we are delighted to have secured this prestigious contract which sits in line with our five year growth aspirations set in 2010”.

Lhoist sales and logistics director Gwyn Watkins said the firm had been impressed with Abbey’s approach to service and delivery.

Earlier this year, the operator had its contract with food ingredients firm ADM International renewed and won a contract with brewer Halewood International.