Mersey logistics specialist Suttons acquires chemical transportation business

Suttons Tanker has agreed a deal with DHL Supply Chain that covers chemical transportation from sites in Billingham, County Durham and Runcorn

Suttons Tankers
Suttons Tankers operates a UK fleet of more than 500 vehicles


Widnes-based logistics specialist Suttons Tankers is has agreed to acquire DHL Supply Chain’s domestic bulk commodity chemical business.

The deal predominantly covers chemical transportation from sites in Billingham, County Durham and Runcorn, Merseyside. DHL’s dedicated services in packed chemicals, bitumen, lubricants and fuels will remain with DHL.

Michael Cundy, managing director of Suttons Tankers, said:We see DHL’s bulk commodity chemical business as complementary to our existing offer and in line with our strategic commitment to this market. Customers can be assured Suttons will maintain the high levels of service and safety they expected from DHL.

This acquisition shows Suttons’ continued commitment to the bulk chemical sector and the benefits of a national shared user-support network.”

Suttons Group is an international logistics and supply chain specialist focused on delivering products and services to the chemicals, gases, fuels and food sectors and operates out of Widnes, New Jersey, Antwerp, Ludwigshafen, Singapore, Shanghai, Tokyo and Khobar.

Stuart Carlyon, VP, operations industrial transport within network logistics & transport division, DHL Supply Chain, added:We welcome this approach by Suttons Group. Like us, Suttons is a premium operator working in specialised logistics, utilising highly-skilled driver, workshop and support staff with an emphasis on safety and customer service.”

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