Sugar Stone, Bury St Edmunds, Brandon, Norwich

Client

British Sugar - Cemex

Contractor

EWS (D B Schenker)

Date

Annual campaign

Volume

Circa 90,000 tonnes

Located in the East of England and East Midlands, British Sugar operate four state-of-the-art sugar processing plants that can match anything in the oil, chemical and power industries for complexity. 

Together these sites produce over 2.1 million tonnes of sustainable products every year, from sugar to animal feed and electricity to tomatoes.

Around 3,600 farmers contract with British Sugar every year and between September and March each year, seven and a half million tonnes of sugar beet are delivered to be processed at these sites. The sugar beet travels an average distance of 28 miles from farms to the processing factories.

 

The factories operate around the clock, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s day included.

RFS carryout the unloading of box wagons to stockpiles and reloading to road haulage for delivery to sugar beet processing factories throughout the region.

The stone handled is 150mm dolomitic limestone used for its chemical properties in the sugar manufacturing process

Schedule for deliveries is managed by RFS to suit factory process, rail programme and stockpile availability

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