Mersey logistics giant Suttons invests £10m in fluid-carrying capacity
Widnes group has purchased 800 new baffle isotanks taking its total fleet to 7,000 as it looks to meet growing demand to carry a wider range of liquids from both new and existing customers
Widnes-based international logistics giant Suttons Group has boosted its capacity to carry a wider range of liquids and fluids after purchasing 800 new baffle isotanks.
The £10m investment brings the total fleet to 7,000, with baffle tanks – specialist tanks for carrying liquids – outnumbering non-baffle tanks, in response to increased demand to move a wider range of products.
Suttons has already taken delivery of 500 with the remaining 300 entering the supply chain over the next six months.
Andrew Baird, technical services director, from Suttons Group said: “Our success in winning new business and ongoing commitment to our existing customers means we are continually updating our fleet.
“These new isotanks which are being added to the deep-sea fleet and deployed around the world, give us greater flexibility and the ability to carry a broader range of products.”
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.