British Sugar has chosen a UK provider of bulk food transport services, Abbey Logistics Group, to manage its bulk sugar movements across the nation in a long-term deal.

Following a competitive process, British Sugar selected Abbey based on the firm’s significant experience in the food sector and its understanding of the nature of the market.

The new contract will see Abbey take responsibility for transport planning and delivery services, supporting British Sugar to continue to offer a dependable service to its customers.

Abbey Logistics Group chief executive Steve Granite said: “We are delighted that British Sugar has entrusted Abbey with such a critical service. Abbey understands the sensitivities of seasonal food manufacture and delivery, and our significant experience of working with major food manufacturers and retailers will be instrumental in supporting the continued success of British Sugar and its customers.  We very much look forward to working with British Sugar.”

Abbey specialises in bulk food-grade logistics, operating the UK’s largest fleet of food-grade road tankers, while British Sugar is the UK’s leading sugar producer - supplying 1 million tonnes per year to the food industry and supermarkets.

British Sugar head of supply chain Paul Townsend said: “Abbey shares our values when it comes to putting the customer at the forefront of everything we do. We’re confident that Abbey’s proven ability to deliver a flexible and scalable transport solution, will make them a valuable partner in helping us deliver the best possible service to our customers.”