Sutton’s, a leading supplier of global logistics solutions, is investing £9.5m in new isotanks to meet the increasing demand for its specialist service.
A total of six hundred tanks have been ordered from China and South Africa with the first batch being delivered to Suttons in May.
Last year the company, which is a specialist in moving bulk liquids and chemicals around the world, invested £6m in four hundred new isotanks to further support its international expansion, which included two major chemical logistics solution contracts.
This brings the total investment in new isotanks to more than £20m in the last two years, almost doubling the size of its fleet.
Andrew Palmer, group managing director of Suttons, said:
"The international division continues to grow and we have seen significant growth in some of our key markets. However these are challenging times but we remain confident about our performance and ability to continue delivering a safe, reliable service for our customers."
The company has just renewed its contract with Oleon, Europe’s leading producer of oleochemicals and Harvest Energy, the UK’s largest independent blender and supplier of road fuels and leading forecourt retailer.
Suttons is based in Cheshire, UK and operates globally with key business centres also in Essen, Houston, Kuantan, Le Havre, New Jersey, Shanghai, Singapore and Tokyo.