Widnes firm, which has operations worldwide, is buying around 70 new FM Volvo Globetrotter XL cabs as part of an ongoing replacement strategy to upgrade the existing vehicles. Tony McDonough reports
Liverpool city region logistics giant Suttons Group is spending more than £6m on new cabs for its fleet of road tankers.
The Widnes firm, which has operations worldwide, is buying around 70 new FM Volvo Globetrotter XL cabs as part of an ongoing replacement strategy to upgrade the existing vehicles along with new tanker barrels and isotanks.
The cab specification has been modified from 2017, with extra-large cabs featuring an upgraded audio package and fridge. In 2017, more than 200 tractor units were bought by the Group costing £17m.
New updated branding has also been revealed with a plan to update all livery within the next five years.
Suttons chief executive John Sutton said: “We are the UK’s largest bulk chemical logistics company and are continuing to grow with a number of key business wins. It’s therefore vital that we invest in the latest equipment and technology.
“The £6m investment is part of our five-year strategy for growth and the modernisation of our business. As part of this, we have refreshed our brand to represent our focus on advanced technology, excellent customer service and our continued focus on safety.”
Suttons operates in the UK with a fleet of more than 500 vehicles focused on the chemicals, gas and fuel sectors and internationally with key business centres in New Jersey, Houston, Chicago, Widnes, Antwerp, Ludwigshafen, Kuantan, Singapore, Shanghai, Tokyo and Khobar.