Suttons invests in UK road tanker business

(l-r)) Joe Roddy, Volvo’s network truck sales director North & Ireland with Michael Cundy, MD, Suttons Tankers and John Sutton, CEO, Suttons Group
Suttons Group is investing more than £17m in new tractor units for its UK road tanker business. The purchase of over 200 new Euro-6C 6×2 tractor units in the next two years will provide capacity for recent growth and contribute to the company’s strategy to invest in equipment that offers its customers the most effective and flexible solutions.
The strategic procurement process has considered the vehicle specification, fuel efficiency, environmental impact, vehicle reliability, after sales support and whole life cost.
“Suttons Tankers is the UK’s largest bulk chemical logistics company and this latest deal continues Suttons commitment to investing in the latest equipment and technology for both existing and new customers,” said John Sutton, CEO Suttons Group.
“Our drivers’ safety and wellbeing is of great importance so all trucks have undergone an evaluation by a driver trainer, focusing on areas like seat comfort, cab and bed access, noise and cab design.
The deal has been agreed with both Volvo and MAN with Volvo receiving the biggest proportion of orders in the first year.
“Volvo Trucks is absolutely delighted and very excited to have won such an important supply agreement from Suttons,” added Mike Corcoran, commercial director, Volvo Trucks UK & Ireland:
“We’re very proud to be working closely with such an internationally important logistics and supply chain company.”
Suttons operates internationally with key business centres in New Jersey, Houston, Chicago, Widnes, Antwerp, Ludwigshafen, Paris, Kuantan, Singapore, Shanghai, Tokyo and Khobar.