Abbey Logistics Magazine Spring Edition 2021


a third party, and create a new service offering that has gone from strength to strength since launch. We now provide this service to several customers in the polymers sector. 2019

Thank you to our driver teams for helping to keep the UK fed! Coronavirus spreads around the world and the UK is put into lockdown. Our drivers, planners, workshop, tank wash and warehouse teams continue to work on the frontline as normal to ensure vital deliveries of food and pharmaceutical ingredients to maintain our customers’ supply chains and allow manufacturing to continue. 2020

Abbey awarded a regional distribution bulk cement transport contract by Tarmac in Scotland. The contract win is significant because it gives Abbey its first depot in Scotland and a base to grow and develop the business north of the border. 2018

Abbey was awarded the Microlise Driver Excellence Award at Microlise’s 2019 Driver of the Year Awards. The Awards are an annual industry event that recognises the most talented HGV drivers working in the UK transport industry and acknowledges the vital work they do. 2020

Abbey and British Sugar win Team of the Year at the Motor Transport Awards. The Abbey Logistics and British Sugar team has developed into a fully integrated, cost-effective and high-performing unit, which practices, shares and promotes teamwork in every aspect of the British Sugar transport contract. The Award was a wonderful acknowledgement from such a highly regarded event, and we were delighted to be recognised for the hard work and accomplishments our teams have achieved together. Our Driver Training Team

Baking company Hovis awarded Abbey a contract to provide bulk flour distribution to its bakeries in the Midlands and the South. Abbey invested significantly in new equipment to bolster Hovis’ existing fleet. 2018

Abbey was named an accredited Social Mobility

Employer, as part of a nation- wide drive to improve social mobility in the UK. Abbey signed up to the Social Mobility Pledge, which encourages businesses to play their crucial role in boosting social mobility by providing training and employment opportunities to local people from disadvantaged communities. 2020

picked up the Training Team of the Year Award at the annual Talent in Logistics Awards against some tough competition.

That brings us to the current day. Looking back, it doesn’t seem like 30 years. Abbey now employs over 600 people in the UK with revenues of £70m. It is thanks to our dedicated and committed employees that we have been able to achieve all we have during the last three decades, and hopefully

New bag-to-bulk materials handling service launched. Abbey was asked to design and build a reformatting facility to transfer one-tonne bags of plastic granules into bulk tankers. Through this new facility, we were able to eliminate a stage in our customer’s supply chain, reduce mileage and reliance on

this will continue for many years to come .


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