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Abbey Logistics to close general haulage and pallet track division

LBR Staff Writer Published 13 September 2017

UK-based Abbey Logistics has unveiled plans to close its general haulage and pallet track division, in a bid to focus more on its core road tankers business.

Based on a strategic review of group activities, the company has decided to close the general haulage and pallet track division by the end of October, which is not part of its long-term objectives.

Abbey intends to increase its focus on core road tanker and value-added services businesses such as warehousing, drumming and reprocessing.

Last two years, the firm received significant contracts from the food, polymers and non-hazardous chemicals sectors, enabling to expand its core tanker business.

Abbey provides employment to around 68 people, including drivers and operational staff, under the general haulage and palletised division.

The company will enter a period of consultation with the affected employees to explore chances for transferring them to its tanker divisions.

Abbey Logistics Group chief executive Steve Granite said: “We continue to make strong progress in our road tanker business in the food sector. In addition, we have grown our customer base and the range of services we provide to new markets, including polymers, minerals and non-hazardous chemicals.

 “This closure enables us to provide a greater focus on the markets and customers where our core skills are strongest and we can make a positive impact and bring the most value to our customers.”

Earlier this year, Abbey Logistics acquired bulk liquid food transport company Armet Logistics, which operates an advanced liquid bulk road tanker fleet and modern tank wash facility in Liverpool.

Armet offers fully managed logistics solutions, in addition to single spot product movements to deliver arrange of food grade liquid products across the UK.

Image: Abbey Logistics will close the general haulage and pallet track division by the end of October. Photo: courtesy of ABBEY LOGISTICS.