Transport firm wins contract to take the fight to COVID-19

Suttons Tankers

Widnes-based Suttons Tankers has won new business with Grace Overseas, transporting chemicals needed for hygiene products which will contribute to the battle against COVID-19.

The nationwide logistics operator with strategically placed depots and out-bases across the UK, part of global firm Suttons Group, was able to redeploy resources and materials within 48 hours of the request for transportation.

The scale of Suttons’ fleet, network and resource enabled it to scale up at pace and reassure both the collection distillery and the customer, Trafford Park-based Grace Overseas, that its systems, procedures and equipment are capable of delivering.

Michael Cundy, Suttons Tankers managing director, said: “This significant contract win with Grace Overseas sees the Suttons Tankers division, yet again, responding to, and being proactive in redistributing our materials and efforts where they are needed most.

“Suttons Tankers are proud to contribute to the battle against coronavirus and this new contract emphasises our promise to deliver life’s essentials safely more than ever.”

Sarah Taylor, managing director at Grace Overseas, said: “As we navigate through the pandemic, the demand for hygiene products has increased substantially.

“The capacity to deliver the chemicals that go into these key products on time and within the high quality control measures is critical and Suttons proved that they are able to meet our demands.”

Suttons operates in the UK with a fleet of more than 700 vehicles focused on the chemicals, gas and fuel sectors and internationally with key business centres in New Jersey, Widnes, Antwerp, Ludwigshafen, Kuantan, Singapore, Shanghai and Tokyo.