Atchison Topeka

Atchison Topeka (AT), part of Bibby Distribution, has renewed its bulk tanker liquid contract with chocolate manufacturer Barry Callebaut – a contract it has held for 15 years.

A requirement of the renewal was to lower the cost base for Barry Callebaut, without compromising on quality or service.

Adam Cooper, head of tanker operations at AT, says: “This is a huge achievement for us, and has taken a supreme effort from all concerned to deliver the cost savings required whilst remaining true to our values.

“The Barry Callebaut contract has been close to our hearts for 15 years and further demonstrates that we are the number one chocolate mover in the UK, with a value proposition that delivers a low cost, high quality product to the market.”

Colin Bristow, supply chain manager at the chocolate manufacturer, says: “Atchison Topeka delivered a compelling business case for the renewal of the contract and their proposition represents the best value for Barry Callebaut. I’m pleased that AT were able to offer a low cost solution whilst maintaining the high standards which we require and have come to expect.”

Bibby Distribution bought Atchison Topeka for £26m in August 2011.