JET – nearing its target of 400 branded sites

A further 12 sites have joined the JET network including one owned by north of Scotland distributor Simpson Oils.
Among the latest wins are sites in Thurso, Gloucestershire and Grimsby with nine new sites in the north east thanks to a deal with KSC Worldwide.  The latter sees a multi-million litre volume deal for its nine Teesside and County Durham sites which are a mixture of smaller community-based and larger high volume traffic sites on main routes.
Expanding its north east presence
“JET offered us a competitive deal,” said KSC finance director Chirayu Patel.
“Combined with the refinery down the coast offering a secure and flexible supply, it gave us confidence that JET was the right choice for us. Our sites have been quickly and expertly rebranded and we’re predicting a very successful future with JET!”
“We’re very much looking forward to a long and prosperous relationship with KSC and to further expanding our brand in this key region,” said Carl Smaller, JET’s territory manager Immingham north & east.
Simpson Oil goes with JET
JET has also secured its most northerly Scottish site, Ormlie filling station in Thurso; a site owned by Simpson Oils, a longstanding wholesale customer of Phillips 66.
Hugh Simpson, director of Simpson Oils, commented: “We knew we had to choose a really strong fuel brand to compete with the two other forecourts in Thurso. With its competitive pricing, JET was simply the best solution for our local customer base. As a Phillips 66 wholesale distributor for over six years, choosing JET as our fuel brand also feels like a natural progression. We know the company very well and have an excellent working relationship. Security of supply was also a key factor in our decision-making process.”
Also in Scotland the JET brand has recently resigned a contract with Springburn Service Station in Glasgow – a 48 nozzle site and the largest site in JET’s Scottish network. Co-operative Food also chose JET following a £5 million programme of investment to overhaul its Aberfeldy filling station and supermarket. So far this year, four new JET sites have joined JET’s Scottish network, with four others committed to join in the coming months. The network now spans from Newton Stewart in Dumfries and Galloway to Thurso in the Highlands.
JET has also agreed a retie deal with the country’s largest independent dealer MRH (GB) for eleven existing JET branded sites and has also secured an additional MRH site in Grimsby. The sites span from York to London and will all be rebranded in JET’s latest image throughout June and early July.

The KSC JET-branded Bells Hill service station at West Rainton in Durham
The KSC JET-branded Bells Hill service station at West Rainton in Durham