Business Focus

Clever chemistry fuels business

With most biodiesel currently traded through the Rotterdam barge market, one UK company has revealed ambitious plans to convince the UK that home grown biodiesel from waste is the way forward  Having set out to develop a ‘robust and flexible Read more »

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Striving to be the best

“It’s amazing how things can improve when you really put your mind to it,” Mark Nicholls, general operations manager at NWF Fuels, told Fuel Oil News editor, Jane Hughes on a recent visit to the Group’s head office near Nantwich Read more »

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Grand designs

  Although still a young company, Rochdale-based Ingoe Oils has big ambitions. Liz Boardman spoke to managing director and company owner, Jordan Ingoe about establishing the business and his plans for future expansion. A learning curve Having bought the Fern Read more »

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Reap what you sow

As the domestic market tails off over the summer months, for many distributors, it is their agricultural business that picks up speed. Below Liz Boardman looks at this market’s seasonal peaks and troughs and asks whether agricultural shows are still the Read more »

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An interview with Raphael Hüttman, managing director, Mabanaft

In July 2012 Raphael Hüttmann stepped into the role of managing director of Mabanaft Limited. A long-standing employee of the group holding company Marquard & Bahls AG, a member of the board and a former financial director of Mabanaft Limited, Read more »

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The shipping news

Like many other industries, shipping was a casualty of the economic downturn in 2008. Liz Boardman looks at how the distributors supplying the marine market were affected, how the industry has bounced back and concerns over new legislation A downturn Read more »

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Seeing it through at CDS

Started in 1973 by a group of construction industry professionals and academics including Bill Lea, a building engineering graduate from the University of Liverpool, CDS Computer Design Systems celebrated its 40th birthday in January. Buying a mini computer, CDS set Read more »

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In pole position

With the motor racing season in full swing, FON looks at some of the key participants from within the fuel oil distribution industry The WP Group has unveiled a new look for its motorsport division – WP Racing. New branding Read more »

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Growing business loses weight

Keeping busy Eighteen months on from making its first deliveries of kerosene, the company has a real stronghold in the Wellington area of Somerset, is “very, very busy” and has grown considerably in size. “We now have approximately 2,000 regular Read more »

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Fuelling investment

When Carrs Billington Agriculture (Sales) Oil Division bought Wallace Oils in 2005, Derek Wallace said that he would stay with the business for three years. Eight years on, he is still there and at 67, has no intention of retiring Read more »

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