Bibby Distribution Services has this week announced the launch of a new trading name, which will act as a centre of supply chain expertise within the Bibby Group.

The business will now have a new trading name moving forwards in 2014 – Bibby Supply Chain Services – and will now also include Bibby Ship Management within its portfolio. The change is in response to overall growth in the business, which now encompasses an entire range of services, operating in nine countries, including distribution and logistics services, recruitment, training and asset management.

Bibby Supply Chain Services works as a centre of supply chain expertise within the Bibby Group, and will act as a ‘nursery’ for smaller businesses, which can use the internal demand, infrastructure, shared service centre and expertise to help them roll out services, attract quality management and target customers.

Iain Speak, CEO of Bibby Supply Chain Services, says: “We are pleased with our improved performance in 2013 and look forward to building upon that with the establishment of Bibby Supply Chain Services, which allows us to offer a wider range of services to our customers across a wider international basis.”

In domestic operations, Bibby Distribution has successfully retained and grown its existing contract distribution business, as well as securing new contracts. These include Mizkan, Douwe Egberts and significant successes in the retail and automotive sectors.

Meanwhile, the establishment of Bibby International Logistics as a separate business within the company provides a firm foundation for consolidating and expanding its presence in the freight-forwarding sector.