Norbert Dentressangle, which took over Christian Salvesen in 2007, has been awarded a two-year temperature-controlled storage and distribution contract with baked goods manufacturer Speedibake.

Part of Associated British Foods, Speedibake is one of the leading producers of own-brand bakery products for the UK retail and foodservice sector.

With turnover of around £70m, it employs 600 people at two bakeries in Yorkshire and specialises in US-style muffins, traditional ball doughnuts, baguettes, garlic bread and speciality breads.

Norbert Dentressangle will distribute frozen products from Speedibake’s two production facilities into major multiple retailers’ distribution networks.

For Speedibake, Norbert Dentressangle’s ability to cost-effectively accommodate extreme fluctuations in demand at short notice was also a major factor in its appointment.