Alpeco updates Caldo Oils’ main depot

Caldo's new Alpeco skid

Recently installed – Caldo’s new Alpeco skid

Alpeco has recently installed a new bottom loading skid at Caldo Oils’ St Helen’s depot.

The company’s main depot was originally fitted with a top loading facility, which although was regularly serviced and maintained, was deemed too old. Managing director, Mike Scott was keen to replace the unit with an analogue installation: “I specifically elected to use an analogue system as I’m a traditionalist. I very much liked the cogs and wheels of our previous system, which lasted more than 30 years, so we’ve no reason to expect any less from the new installation.”

Alpeco was awarded the contract to supply and install a brand new bottom-loading skid, equipped with four loading arms and mechanical meters configured for 900 lpm loading rates. Alpeco also provided a finance package through its business finance partner, CBF.

 “Although we have a number of depots, we provide all our fuel supplies from the St Helens facility as this is our only wet depot. Alpeco came up with a very good deal through CBF and we believe that it’s much easier to use one source to design, manufacture, install and even finance the whole project,” Mike explained.

“Alpeco also offers a very good back up service. This means a lot, as I can pick up the phone certain in the knowledge that they won’t present us with an invoice for something that should have been provided in the first place. Also you can actually speak to someone, which is always a great help.”

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