Watson Fuels opens state-of-the-art Kent depot

Watson Fuels
Keen to reach more homes and businesses across the South East, Watson Fuels has opened a new depot in Headcorn, Kent. It joins Watson Fuels’ network of nearly 35 depots across the UK which, together, offer national reach combined with the friendly local service Watson Fuels customers have come to expect for over 60 years.

The Headcorn depot replaces an existing facility in Hawkhurst, Kent, and brings with it greater capacity to serve more customers. Through this new purpose-built depot, Watson Fuels is now able to take on new customers in the area and can serve homes and businesses in even the most rural locations across the South East.
“Kent has excellent road links, one of the UK’s busiest ports in Dover, and hundreds of fantastic rural businesses,” Scott Roberts – operations & logistics director at Watson Fuels explains. “It makes sense for us to invest in the area – a location that remains key to both national and local industry. Our new depot enables us to reach more customers across the region, helping businesses and families in the South East to manage their fuel supply easily and cost-effectively.”
“I am delighted to be in a position to confirm the new site at Headcorn, Kent is now fully operational. The new site further supports our desire to be our customers’ number one choice in Kent.  And, for our colleagues, the new site investment demonstrates our commitment to them ensuring they have the facilities to operate safely and efficiently as we grow our business further.”
The new Headcorn depot marks the latest in a series of operational investments by Watson Fuels. In the last 18 months, the distributor has opened a new facility in Grangemouth – the first Watson depot in Scotland – and a new operational location in East London, as well as improving the tank infrastructure and capacity within a number of existing depot and office locations. Watson has also been modernising its 350-strong fleet of tankers and will have replaced over 30% of the fleet with brand-new vehicles before the end of 2021.
The investments are key steps in making sure that, as Watson Fuels’ services grow, it continues to stay reliable, offering customers a cost-effective, efficient and dependable service.