Eddie Stobart celebrate new contract win in distilled spirits sector

Eddie Stobart celebrate new contract win in distilled spirits sector

Warrington-based transport and logistics business Eddie Stobart has been awarded a five-year contract by Lallemand Biofuels and Distilled Spirits (LBDS).

The contract, effective from 2 June 2019, will see Eddie Stobart deliver logistics support for LBDS' bulk cream yeast business for the UK’s distilled spirits industry. Yeast is a key LBDS product, used predominantly in the production of whisky.

LBDS is a division of US-based firm Lallemand, who specialise in the development, production and marketing of yeast, bacteria and other specialist food ingredients. 

Tony Leighton, Sector Director at Eddie Stobart said “We’re delighted to have been selected as the LBDS logistics partner of choice for this project, which further underlines our commitment and experience across the bulk sector. We are excited by this opportunity and we look forward to working with LBDS.”

LBDS will use Eddie Stobart’s specialist food grade tankers featuring state-of-the-art temperature maintaining insulation. The vehicles will also use telematics technology to help distribute bulk cream yeast to many of the major distilleries in Scotland. 

Vic DeMelo, Managing Director at the Lallemand production facility in the UK, said "We are thrilled about this new partnership which will see us offer an improved and more flexible service to meet all of our customers’ requirements. Eddie Stobart’s scale of network and infrastructure is a great fit for our business and we look forward to enjoying the benefits and possibilities of this new working relationship.”