Bibby Distribution is a privately owned multifaceted logistics company whose parent organisation, Bibby Line Group, was established more than 200 years ago. Operating in a number of sectors, the company employs more than a thousand drivers, has1,500 trailers and 600 tractor units.Over the last decade Bibby has bought half a dozen businesses as it expands its operations through both acquisition and organic growth.
A significant challenge has been integrating the various systems at these six different companies – with the existing technology at Bibby.
Bibby wanted to make sure it didn’t end up with a diverse array of systems not talking to each other. This, according to Commercial Director Nigel Tullett, would lead tothe business not being optimised; ultimately affecting the offering available to customers.
Once the decision had been made, a specialist Microlise team assembled to work closely with Bibby and ensure a comprehensive understanding of the goals for the deployment and the capabilities of the system.
Bibby decided to invest in a single telematics system across the business, and also in a solution which could be used to actively drive the health and safety culture at the business – priority number one for Bibby – which also owns shipping and oil and gas companies.
Bibby Distribution selected Microlise to be the telematics solution across its entire fleet.