Suttons Group is spending more than £17m upgrading 200 units on its fleet to provide capacity for the recent growth in its UK bulk tanker business. In May last year, Suttons decided to exit its long-term logistics contract with British Sugar and focus on the hazardous chemicals, gases and fuels sectors. In September 2016, it won a deal with bioethanol producer Vivergo Fuels. Suttons Group chief executive John Sutton said: “This deal continues Suttons’ commitment to investing in the latest […]
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Suttons Group looks set to flex its financial muscles under the leadership of new MD John Sutton and is looking at acquisition targets in the UK food supply chain market.
Widnes-based tanker specialist Suttons was founded by Alf Sutton in 1926 and remains family-owned. The founder’s grandson John Sutton was appointed CEO of Suttons Group in 2013 and the Sutton family still form the majority of the Suttons Group board. Suttons Group has two operating divisions: Road Tankers, headed by MD Michael Cundy; and Suttons International, where Barry McNally is MD. Road Tankers turns over around £70m a year, with the business split roughly 55% chemicals, 35% gases and 10% […]