Eddie Stobart Logistics (ESL) has extended its reach in the bulk sector after clinching a five year deal with Lallemand Biofuels and Distilled Spirits (LBDS).

The contract with LBDS begins this month (2 June) and will see ESL deliver logistics support for the LBDS bulk cream yeast business for the UK’s distilled spirits industry.

LBDS will use ESL’s specialist food grade tankers which have temperature maintaining insulation. The vehicles will also use telematics technology to help distribute bulk cream yeast to a number of major distilleries in Scotland.

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Tony Leighton, sector director at ESL said “We’re delighted to have been selected as the LBDS logistics partner of choice for this project, which further underlines our commitment and experience across the bulk sector."

Vic DeMelo, MD at the UK Lallemand production facility, said "We are thrilled about this new partnership which will see us offer an improved and more flexible service to meet all of our customers’ requirements.

“Eddie Stobart’s scale of network and infrastructure is a great fit for our business and we look forward to enjoying the benefits and possibilities of this new working relationship.”