BIBBY DISTRIBUTION SHORTLISTED FOR MOTOR TRANSPORT AWARDS

8 May 2015

Bibby Distribution has been shortlisted for its second award of the year, in the Motor Transport Awards, the Oscars for the road transport and logistics sector.

The 3PL’s milk collection fleet is now in the running for the Technical Excellence Award, for its work in developing a new generation of farm collection vehicle that provides greater efficiency in getting milk from farms to dairies.

Terence Tory, Director, Bibby Distribution, says: “Our engineering team has spent months developing the true milk collection vehicle of the future, which offers greater convenience for drivers, lower costs for our customers, and greater environmental benefits for Bibby Distribution. We’re delighted the team’s hard work has been recognised by industry peers and hope that we will soon have an award to add to the outstanding carbon savings and roadworthiness scores that the new fleet has already delivered.”

The New Generation Milk Collection vehicle makes use of a fuel efficient Euro VI engine and incorporates a variety of customisations designed to make milk collection quicker and more efficient, while retaining a lower cost of ownership. The fleet collects 2.5m litres of milk every day from farms in Scotland, Cumbria and Wales and the new vehicles are estimated to take around 1,800 tonnes of carbon out of the supply chain over the next five years.

This is the second year running Bibby Distribution has been recognised by the Motor Transport Awards judges, with its collaboration with Morrisons shortlisted for the Partnership Award in 2014. This comes on the back of Bibby Distribution also making the shortlist for Logistics Supplier of the Year for the yet-to-be-awarded Grocer Gold Awards.

The Motor Transport Awards will be held in London on 1 July.

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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 2 million 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