Two acquisitions for the Crown Oil Group

Having recently acquired Birlem Oil, the Crown Oil Group’s Speedy Fuels brand is looking forward to expanding its presence in the south east
This month has seen Crown Oil acquire two fuel distributors – Oldbury-based Beesley Fuels and London-based Birlem Oil.
Run by the Beesley family for more than 50 years, Beesley Fuels which turns over £8.5m, was sold for an undisclosed sum.  Having worked together for the past 20 years, when Andrew Beesley decided to retire, Crown made the decision to purchase.
“I’m delighted to see Beesley Fuels become part of another strong family business and looking forward to watching it flourish,” said Andrew.
Expanding its presence in the south east, the Crown Group’s Speedy Oil brand has also acquired Birlem Oil which has three depots east, west and north of London.
“We’re delighted with the acquisition of Birlem,” said Matthew Greensmith, managing director of the Crown Oil Group.
“We’ve worked with the Buckley family for a number of years and they share the same values as us, the business is a natural fit for the group.”
“Speedy has been a valued partner of Birlem for a number of years so it seemed only right that the business should continue its journey under its care,” added Kirk Buckley.
“We’re pleased to have been able to reach a deal with Crown and the Greensmith family and look forward to watching Birlem go from strength to strength under their ownership.”

Headquartered in Bury, Crown Oil Group also offers fuel related environmental services (fuel testing, fuel polishing, etc.) and has interests in utilities connections, gas supply and uPVC building products. Established more than 70 years ago by the Greensmith family, it now employs 1,500 people