Commercial vehicle contract hire and fleet management company, Prohire Limited has secured the contract to supply Abbey Logistics with its latest tractor unit fleet requirement. The vehicles, which went into operation at the beginning of 2019 are to support a new bulk flour contract with British baker Hovis, distributing bulk flour from Hovis’s flour mill in Wellingborough to bakery sites throughout the UK on a 24/7 basis.
The Mercedes Actros 2446LS tractor units have been supplied on a 60-month contract term by Prohire. They are FORS silver compliant and include numerous operational and safety features, including Gardner Denver high capacity blowers suitable for both dry and wet product operation. The StreamSpace cabs are fitted with in-cab refrigerators and microwaves and provide a comfortable working and living space for drivers.
The Abbey Group is a leading provider of bulk road tanker logistics and the UK’s largest liquid and powder food transport operator, serving some of Europe’s largest manufacturers. It also supplies transport and logistics services to many other sectors including plastics, non-hazardous chemicals, animal feed, minerals, cement and aggregates, as well as warehousing and intermodal logistics through its fleet of ISO tank and silo containers.
Andrew Morley, Group Sales Director at Prohire who concluded the deal with Abbey Logistics commented, “Prohire is delighted to secure its first order from Abbey Logistics. Sourcing bespoke commercial vehicles to meet particular customer requirements is very much our area of expertise and it is excellent to have that recognised by one of the leading brands in the bulk transport sector.”
Paul Jamieson, Abbey Group’s Head of Finance added, “Bulk road tanker logistics is a very specialist area and Prohire proved able not only to source the most appropriate vehicles, but also to understand our usage requirements and meet our specification in terms of features and benefits.”
Prohire supplies commercial vehicles and full fleet support services to a wide range of business sectors including foodservice and catering, chilled food and pharmaceuticals, builders’ merchants, leisure retail and the brewing industry as well as to specialist logistics companies.