A shining example of how we add value for the long haul.

Since 2000 Bibby Distribution has been partnering with Tetrosyl to revolutionise the way their market-leading products are distributed from their manufacturing base in Chadderton, Greater Manchester to the rest of the UK, and to their 75 overseas markets.

Since the beginning of our relationship our approach of understanding our customer’s business, and finding all the ways in which we can help improve distribution and reduce costs has resulted in Bibby becoming an integral part of the Tetrosyl team.

As a part of Bibby Line Group External link , which is also a 200-year-old family business, we have the unique mindset and means to be able to provide truly bespoke solutions that make a real difference.

How we’ve helped Tetrosyl


Bibby Distribution become Tetrosyl’s first outsourced logistics partner, complementing their in-house distribution fleet. Our initial service provided Tetrosyl with a national distribution network using Bibby sites as hubs in strategic geographical locations.


Within two years we took over the entire UK distribution and incorporated Tetrosyl’s employees into our own organisation. We also transferred the ownership of Tetrosyl’s vehicle fleet to Bibby ownership, providing an equity release and significant savings on running costs.


Our experience and expertise in providing multi-partner logistics resulted in Bibby taking over the control of the pallet supplier, further reducing costs and administrative headaches for Tetrosyl.


A major overhaul and consolidation of fleet and consignment efficiencies led to a significant reduction of truck journeys and road miles, resulting in even further savings for Tetrosyl whilst reducing their carbon impact.


A new fleet was rolled out carrying the livery of the Tetrosyl brand and products, providing a significant increase in brand and product advertising opportunities of car products to drivers on all the major roads throughout the UK.


Further improvements to maximise capacity were created by introducing the latest technology double deck trailers on the major trunk roads in the distribution network.


As part of the ongoing deepening of our partnership the distribution centre was relocated from our Heywood Distribution Centre to Tetrosyl’s Greengate site in Chadderton, Greater Manchester.


A major new contract was signed to extend the partnership by a further 5 years, highlighting the continuing added value that Bibby were bringing to Tetrosyl. We also updated the livery on a large number of our vehicles to promote Tetrosyl’s Carlube motor oil brand, resulting in a highly cost-effective nationwide advertising network directly to the target audience.


Some Key Facts on the Added Value Delivered by Bibby Distribution

  • We provide UK & offshore distribution, transport planning & management, ADR compliant distribution, ex work collections, and bulk tanker management amongst other services.
  • Equity release and reduction of running costs by reducing vehicle numbers by 66%, from an in-house fleet to a fully managed outsourced solution.
  • Significant reduction in distribution costs as a percentage of overall cost of sales.
  • Reduction in road miles by increasing trunk movements and reducing the core delivery fleet.
  • Minimised empty running by carrying out supplier collections on returning radial fleet.
  • Reduction in hours and increase in WTD compliance by reducing miles and minimising overnights in vehicles.
What our customers say

“Since 2000 Bibby Distribution have adapted to our business as it’s changed, and have adjusted the fleet size & type, and the service provision accordingly. We gave them some initial work on a trial basis and ended up outsourcing all our distribution and planning activity to them. We’ve made significant savings via a number of continuous improvement projects and now regard them as part of the Tetrosyl team. For the day-to-day operations, they have a clear understanding of Tetrosyl’s requirements, keep a tight control on costs and are making best use of available resources to minimise empty running.”

Barry Rennie, Tetrosyl Distribution Manager

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