Clugston expands into fuel logistics

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Clugston Distribution has invested £500,000 to put four new 44 tonne tanker combinations on the road as it moves into the fuels market.

General manager David Heath said: “There is an opportunity in the Humber fuels logistics market for an operation that can provide a flexible resourcing solution for customers.”

The company has purchased two new tankers from Cobo, which will be in the Group’s distinctive new livery. A further two new LAG tankers are being supplied by Williams. All 4 six-compartment tankers are fitted with pumps for discharge to above ground storage tanks. All the new tankers will be on the road by the end of April.

 “Growth into the fuels market is part of Clugston Distribution’s strategic vision to diversify operational services into new market sectors, and one in which we intend to grow our presence year on year,” said Heath, who has 12 years experience in fuels logistics – most recently with TDG.

Clugston celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2012. The new tankers will compliment the specialist steel, building products, bulk food and bulk powder trailers that are already operated by Clugston Distribution Services from the company’s Scunthorpe, Croft and Driffield distribution centres.

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