BIBBY DISTRIBUTION TO EXPAND EUROPEAN OPERATIONS

4 June 2015

Bibby Distribution is expanding its European operations, in support of plans by global food manufacturer Kellogg to increase its production capacity in Poland.

Bibby Distribution has been operating the Kellogg distribution centre (DC) in Kutno, Central Poland since July 2014, supporting a Pringles factory located on the same site. Both sites operate on a 24/7 basis, 365 days a year, with Bibby Distribution managing exports of the popular snacks across the Europe, Middle East and Africa region.

As Kellogg expands its operations at Kutno, Bibby Distribution is working to ensure it can provide the flexibility required to continue to support this growth.

Philip Winterhalder, European Transport Manager, Kellogg, says: “We originally selected Bibby Distribution for our Kutno DC operation due to its competitive proposal and flexible approach. They had a previous track record of delivering flexible solutions through the operations they provide for us in the UK and we are  pleased to have seen the same great service at Kutno.”

Bibby Distribution provides a full closed loop of support, bringing empty Pringles cans to the factory. Filled loads are then returned from the factory to the DC for full inventory management, including perpetual inventory counts and quality inspections. Bibby Distribution then dispatches finished product to the destination markets.

John Finnigan, Contract Manager, Bibby Distribution, says: “Our existing close relationship has allowed both firms to positively adapt the original requirements and tailor it to meet the needs of the production facility, while still delivering an efficient supply chain solution for the end markets.”

The Bibby Distribution-operated facility occupies 141,000 ft² and includes capacity for 8,000 pallets, each approximately 2.4m high. The DC is located just 200 yards from Kellogg’s factory, ensuring maximum efficiency.

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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