Suttons Group, a leading supplier of global logistics solutions, is gearing up for a major tank container exhibition in Shanghai – where the company has a £10m annual turnover business.
The Widnes-based company set up a representative office in Shanghai in 1997 and three years ago was the first logistics specialist to obtain a business licence for its wholly owned foreign subsidiary in China. Last year, Suttons opened a new Tank Container Service depot on an 8000 square metre site at Shanghai’s Chemical Industry Park.
The annual exhibition takes place from the 8 -10 June 2010 and is organised by The International Tank Container Organisation (ITCO), a trade association promoting the interests of the Tank Container Industry. The focus for ITCO members is on quality, safety and environmental issues.
Andrew Palmer, Group Managing Director of Suttons, said:
"We already employ around fifty people at our main China office in Shanghai and this exhibition helps us to further develop our operation outside the UK with a particular focus in Asia and the Middle East.
"We have a strong track record in moving bulk liquids and chemicals around the world safely and demand for our specialist service is growing."
William Leigh-Pemberton, Suttons Manager in China said:
"The ITCO exhibition attracts the leading representatives from the global tank container industry. This year it is running alongside the Expo which provides a further boost and will help to attract more key customers from across the world."
Suttons is based in Cheshire, UK and operates globally with key business centres in Antwerp, Essen, Houston, Kuantan, Le Havre, New Jersey, Shanghai, Singapore and Tokyo.