Suttons has invested £1.8m in a new fleet of tankers in a move which further strengthens its long-term partnership with CF Fertilisers.

The investment sees the acquisition of 12 new nitric acid tanks from Crossland Tankers and the refurbishment of four anhydrous ammonia tanks.

Suttons Tankers said this latest investment is a demonstration of the company’s ongoing dedication to customer satisfaction and continuous improvement, in a partnership with CF Fertilisers which spans over three decades.

Under the deal Suttons are responsible for transporting various products for CF, including nitric acid, ammonia solution, anhydrous ammonia, and weak ammonium nitrate.

The products are loaded from Billingham and distributed to customers nationwide.

Suttons said the fleet investment will enable the company to maintain exceptional service standards for CF’s customers, with the latest equipment significantly decreasing downtime.

 Paul Blakeston, Suttons head of chemicals, commented: “At Suttons, investing in our fleet is key. It helps us maintain excellent service and safety, which we’re proud of.

 “We are delighted to strengthen our bond with CF even further and are excited to see where our partnership takes us in the future.”

 Cameron Dewhurst, CF Fetilisers supply chain manager, added: “The tanker investment with Suttons exemplifies our focus on continuing outstanding service and customer experience, whilst keeping safety at the forefront. 

“It also demonstrates our long-term commitment to supplying the UK market, and Suttons are a key partner for us in achieving this.”