Bulk food transport service provider Abbey Logistics Group has been selected by Tata Chemicals Europe to manage its bulk transport and logistics for all its products, including sister company British Salt, across the UK.

Abbey will take responsibility for transport planning and all on-site logistics services, and work in partnership with Tata Chemicals Europe and British Salt to develop its distribution flexibility and reliability to meet the cyclical volume demands of individual products.

Abbey has provided transport services to Tata Chemicals Europe and British Salt for several years as a third-party supplier and, during that time, the companies have developed a strong working relationship.

“We are delighted that Tata and British Salt have entrusted Abbey with such critical services,” said Dave Coulson, commercial director for Abbey Logistics.

“We understand the sensitivities of seasonal food manufacture and have a deep knowledge of the complexities involved with sodium bicarbonate distribution,” Coulson said. “We very much look forward to supporting the continued success of Tata and British Salt and its customers.”

Tata Chemicals is one of the world’s leading producers of sodium carbonate and sodium bicarbonate, while British Salt is the UK’s leading manufacturer of pure dried vacuum salt products.

In January 2017, Abbey appointed Tony Kenny as the company’s operations director.