BIBBY DISTRIBUTION ANNOUNCES NEW MANAGEMENT APPOINTMENTS

2 February 2015

Bibby Distribution has appointed Oliever Hecht, 50, as its new Managing Director.

Hecht brings more than 20 years’ experience in pan-European logistics and supply chain consultancy to his new appointment. Previously he has served as Managing Director of Metro Group Logistics Turkey and Greece, Chairman of Managing Directors for Brink’s Deutschland and joins Bibby following a period as Managing Partner of U-Net Supply Chain Consultancy in Berlin.

Hecht says: “I am delighted to join Bibby Distribution, which has a wealth of opportunities to grow and lead the UK logistics market. The Bibby Line Group has a fantastic international heritage and I will ensure that Bibby Distribution plays its part in maintaining and bolstering the Group’s enviable reputation in business to business services.”

As Managing Director, Hecht will focus on developing Bibby Distribution’s presence in its core vertical sectors, including retail, automotive, high-cube and food and ingredients. He will be based at the company’s headquarters in Duke Street, Liverpool.

Bibby Distribution’s activities will be overseen by Mike Brown, who was appointed to the new role of Group Portfolio Director for Bibby Line Group in September last year. His role incorporates oversight of Bibby Distribution, Bibby International Logistics, Packaging Logistics Services (PLS) and Bibby Employment Services which previously fell under the remit of Bibby Supply Chain Services.

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Notes to editors:
As one of the top ten logistics providers in the UK, Bibby Distribution exists to enable other companies to drive value from their supply chain activities. The company specialises in providing contract logistics, warehousing, distribution, systems integration and added value services to a wide range of customers.

Bibby Distribution operates from 90 locations across the UK, employs 2,500 people and manages 2million ft² of warehousing space.

The majority of Bibby Distribution’s business is based on long-term partnerships. Its diverse capability also means it can share best practice across the various industry sectors it operates in, from Automotive to FMCG.

The company is part of the £1.4bn-turnover Liverpool-based Bibby Line Group, a 200 year old family owned business-to-business services specialist. It is involved in ship-owning and operation, shallow water accommodation, offshore oil and gas services, contract logistics, financial services, memorial parks, employment law, health & safety advisory services, specialist plant & equipment hire and retail.

Bibby Distribution, Head office, 105 Duke Street, Liverpool, L1 5JQ.

www.bibbydist.co.uk
www.bibbygroup.co.uk

Further press information:
James Boley and James Keeler at Garnett Keeler PR on 020 8647 4467.

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As one of the top ten logistics providers in the UK, Bibby Distribution exists to enable other companies to drive value from their supply chain activities. The company specialises in providing contract logistics, warehousing, distribution, systems integration and added value services to a wide range of customers. Bibby Distribution operates from 90 locations across the UK, employs 2,000 people and manages 2million ft² of warehousing space. The majority of Bibby Distribution’s business is based on long-term partnerships. Its diverse capability also means it can share best practice across the various industry sectors it operates in, from Automotive to FMCG. Bibby Distribution is part of Bibby Line Group, a diverse and forward-looking family business delivering personal, responsive and flexible customer solutions for over 200 years. Bibby Line Group is a £1.4 billion business, operating in more than 20 countries, employing over 4,500 people in industries including retail, offshore, financial services, distribution, shipping, marine based businesses, plant hire and woodland burials. To find out more about Bibby Line Group, visit www.bibbylinegroup.co.uk. Bibby Distribution, Head office, 105 Duke Street, Liverpool, L1 5JQ. www.bibbydist.co.uk