Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Chocolate Contract Is Sweet News To Third Party Logistics Company

Specialisation Pays Off for Atchison Topeka
Shipping News Feature

UK – Worcester based 3PL specialist food logistics company Atchison Topeka were delighted this month to secure a significant contract with food ingredients company, ADM Classic. Headquartered in Speke, Liverpool, ADM Classic is part of the multi- national food processing giant ADM based in Decatur, Illinois operating over 230 processing plants in more than 60 countries across six continents supplying products ranging from vegetable oil and milling flour to chocolate.

Atchison Topeka is to distribute cocoa powder and chocolate products to approximately 20 of ADM’s customers around the UK. The contract has been in work in progress for the last few months and has just been signed off. The company tells us they are currently experiencing increasing demand for their services as more and more ingredients suppliers and manufacturers are realising the benefits of integrating specialist third-party logistics into the traditional supply chain model.

Mike Philips, Atchison Topeka’s Managing Director commented: “ADM have a worldwide reputation for exemplary levels of food integrity and strong ethical values, so we consider working with them an endorsement of their confidence in us as custodians of a vital link in their food ingredients supply chain.”

Diane Byrne, ADM’s Supply Chain Manager said: “I am thrilled to be working with Atchison Topeka. ADM have undertaken a number of changes over the past year. We have found working with Atchison Topeka has enabled us to gain efficiencies and streamline our processes.”