BIBBY DISTRIBUTION THE PERFECT FIT FOR HAVELOCK

Corporate and retail interior fit-out supplier Havelock has extended its contract with Bibby Distribution for an additional year.

For the past decade, Bibby Distribution has transported interiors materials from Havelock’s distribution centre in Dysart, Fife, to stores, schools and financial offices across the country, and has had its contract extended thanks to its proven track record of meeting challenging delivery windows.

Bibby also provides shunting from Havelock’s factory in Kirkcaldy to the distribution centre.

Because of the nature of commercial space fit-out, on-time delivery is essential. Refits often need to take place in the space of a single night because the store or bank branch will need to be open the next day, so the construction contractors involved need to be certain that Havelock’s products arrive exactly when needed. Bibby Distribution has an on-time delivery success rate of greater than 99 per cent.

Paul Doleman, Operations Director, Havelock, says: “We are a challenging customer as the nature of our business is ‘just-in-time’, and our volumes fluctuate dramatically. That means we need a very flexible delivery partner. Bibby Distribution delivers on its promises, which means we can keep ours.”

Bibby Distribution operates a mixed fleet of standard and urban articulated trucks, allowing it to deliver fit-out goods to even the busiest city centres. Because the goods transported are often low-weight, Bibby Distribution has invested in double-decker trailers allowing more goods to be loaded per truck, cutting the cost of delivery for Havelock.

Drivers also play a crucial role in assisting with loading and unloading, and enforcing health and safety. Because the goods transported are ‘ugly freight’ – the industry term for a load consisting of mixed pallet sizes – drivers provide manual handling assistance to help get goods on and off the truck.

Havelock supplies interiors via Bibby Distribution to a range of customers, including Lloyds TSB, Primark and Marks & Spencer. Bibby Distribution provides distribution across the UK and Republic of Ireland.

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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

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