Abbey Logistics Group will be distributing well-known drinks brands such as Lambrini, Crabbies and Tsingtao beer in the UK after a contract win with Halewood International, which owns and manufactures these and other brands. Abbey will invest over £1m in 10 new Daf trucks and 20 SDC curtain-sided trailers to serve the long-term contract. They will operate from the Halewood International site in Huyton, Merseyside, supported by Abbey’s national fleet. MD Steve Granite called the contract win “a significant step […]
Abbey Logistics has bought the complete share capital of bulk liquid food operator Armet Logistics, creating a business with a combined turnover of £70m.
A team of six cyclists, including Abbey Logistics MD Steve Granite and Abbey drivers John Thomas and Vinny Jones, has completed a gruelling 500 mile ride through five countries in five days from Dusseldorf to Manchester. The riders encountered bad weather, punctures and some big hills, but made it through to raise £5,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support. To learn more and donate go to www.justgiving.com/5countrybikeride
The bosses of Abbey Logistics Group and Suckling Transport are disappointed that their efforts to promote the industry with a Love Logistics livery on their vehicles haven’t been embraced by other operators. Six months after the Love Logistics liveries were introduced, inspired by former Labour spin-doctor Alastair Campbell’s suggestion at an MT Directors’ Club meeting that trucks were the perfect moving billboards to promote the industry, no other operators have followed suit. James Hookham, MD of policy and communications at […]