Suttons Tankers has acquired the trade of Bullard, a UK transport company specialising in the chemical waste and fuels sector.

The deal sees the equipment, drivers and company’s customers, being managed by Suttons with the company’s founder Simon Bullard remaining in a key account management role.

The company based in Dinnington near Sheffield was founded in 1993. The Bullard name and brand will be phased out in favour of Suttons Tankers.

Michael Cundy, MD, Suttons Tankers said: “We already have the largest shared-user chemical fleet in the UK and this acquisition allows us to focus on one of our key strategic sectors for growth.

“Our UK network also adds flexibility and capacity to Bullard’s customers and will deliver improved service and capability.”

Simon Bullard, founder of Bullard, said: “I’m delighted to have the opportunity to formalise a relationship with a company whose track record of leading customer service and safety is well known in the industry.

“In this market, flexibility is key and the scale and infrastructure that Suttons offers is a real benefit to my customers and allows us to be responsive to the increased demand for our services.”