Haulier expands its fuels sector interest with refinery contract
Widnes-based Suttons Tankers has won a new business contract with Essar Oil UK, which started at the beginning of July, transporting products from the Stanlow Refinery near Ellesmere Port to customers in the Midlands and across the North West.
Essar selected Suttons as one of its haulier partners to significantly strengthen its supply chain.
The customer-focused logistics provider was able to deliver sustainable added value through providing Essar with a solution delivering competitive advantage, facilitating sales growth and visibility of a clear cost to serve.
With flexibility and reliability being key requirements, the scale of the Suttons network was a key factor in meeting Essar’s business needs.
The haulier said the strategic objectives of both businesses are well aligned and Suttons has the capability to assist in enabling Essar’s aspirational growth strategy.
Suttons is keen to expand in the fuels sector and demonstrated a willingness to invest, as well as having the ability to offer agility and flexibility to meet the customer’s needs.
Michael Cundy, Suttons Tankers managing director, said: “This new contract with Essar marks a significant point in our strategic objective to grow in the fuels sector.
“Our ability to drive cost efficiencies for Essar, especially in the current climate, is crucial and demonstrates our commitment to providing our customers with tailored solutions.”
Mark Barnes, head of logistics at Essar, said: “Suttons are a significant and reputable player in the market and we were impressed with their detailed approach in understanding the needs of our business throughout the tender process.
“Following a successful implementation at the start of July, Suttons have so far demonstrated that they will be a partner adding strength to our supply chain.”
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, Antwerp, Ludwigshafen, Kuantan, Singapore, Shanghai and Tokyo.