16 October 2019
The addition of 16 new tractor units has helped Bibby Distribution increase its on-time in full (OTIF) delivery rate for Roquette to more than 98 per cent while also cutting the environmental impact of the plant-based ingredient manufacturer’s supply chain.
The new 44-tonne DAF CF trucks, equipped with latest diesel engine technology, are part of an overall £1.6m investment by Bibby Distribution in its seven-year relationship with Roquette, which offers solutions to food and beverage industry manufacturers across the UK.
Each vehicle is 500kg lighter than its predecessor and is recording an improvement in fuel consumption as well as a significant reduction in ambient noise – providing continuous improvement on the contract, which was signed for a long-term renewal in 2018.
In addition to the optimised fleet, a dedicated Bibby Distribution transport team is based at Roquette’s production site in Corby to provide direct support, handle day-to-day route planning and traffic management, and can rapidly adjust transport scheduling when required.