Bibby Distribution has won a new contract with cardboard manufacturer Jardin Corrugated thanks to its high cube fleet expertise. Liverpool-based Bibby’s high-cube trailers, which provide a 15% volume boost over standard models, will reduce the number of journeys needed to transport Jardin Corrugated’s horticultural boxes from its production sites in Ely and St Ives across the UK. The four specialist SDC trailers will also collected paper reels from Jardin’s suppliers based in central and eastern England on return trips, maximising […]
Bibby Distribution has appointed former Wincanton director of transport for the UK and Ireland, Nick Graham, as divisional director. Graham has over 25 years of experience in the logistics industry and is a member of the FTA’s National Council. CEO Iain Speak says: “Nick has a proven track record in leading efficient operations, managing acquisitions and supporting implementation programmes. This experience is invaluable, and Nick’s skillset and industry knowledge certainly compliment our business ambitions.” His responsibilities at Wincanton included maximising […]
In 2012, Bibby training subsidiary System Training recorded a shock pre-tax loss of £7.5m, pushing its parent Bibby Distribution Services (Holdings) into a £4.6m loss.In 2013, System’s operating losses were cut to a “marginal” £500,000, and in its annual report Bibby said the business was now “more streamlined and focused” and that work was continuing to return it to profit.
The purchase of Bibby Distribution by Menzies Distribution in December last year is already paying dividends after the new addition – now named Menzies Distribution Solutions – landed a five-year extension to its contract with Ultraframe.