Widnes-based Sutton Group has acquired Imperial Tankers, the bulk chemical transport arm of Hargreaves, creating a single bulk tanker fleet of some 700 units with a combined turnover of approximately £114m from UK operations alone. Suttons bought the subsidiary of Hargreaves for £26.9m, with Hargreaves having purchased the tanker firm – which traces its lineage back to an MBO of ICI’s former tanker operations in 1989 – in 2007. Two years later it added Stockton-on-Tees firm Stiller Tankers to the […]
DX Group has entered an agreement to sell its Business Direct operations to ByBox Field Services by 21 December, disposing of its overnight parts distribution service.
Suttons Transport Group parent Thomas Cradley Holdings saw its UK turnover jump almost 10% in the year ended April 2012, from £75.4m to £82.9m. The figure includes a contribution of £63.5m (an increase of 14% year-on-year) from Sutton & Sons (St Helens), the UK road tanker, warehousing and drumming operation of Suttons Transport Group. Suttons & Sons (St Helens) profit before tax stood at £1.365m, up almost 25% on the previous 12 months’ £1.09m. Group MD Andrew Palmer said the […]