Suttons Tankers has seen significant development within the industrial powders sector in recent months.
The multi-sector logistics provider has won and retained a combined total of over £10m (US $12,424,800) worth of bulk powders business over the last 12 months.
A significant win in this sector is the Alpek Polyester business operating out of its Stockton depot, loading PET (Polyethylene terephthalate) from Wilton and delivering it across the UK. PET is widely used in the FMCG industry for beverage bottles and food containers.
Suttons Tankers have also renewed the INEOS PVC contract for another three years and have subsequently won a new contract with INEOS Olefins and Polymers, strengthening its longstanding partnership with the INEOS brand. The Sabic contract was also renewed for an additional two years.
The procurement of a new site in Featherstone has been material to the recent wins, enabling the logistics company to offer a trunking operation, which adds value by bringing more efficiency to its customers.
The introduction of the Featherstone depot is the start of Suttons’ plans to expand its footprint in the UK to facilitate further growth in the powders sector.
Suttons has also invested £4m (US $4,963,520) in a new fleet, with 13 powder tractors and 27 powder tanks.
To continue this growth, Suttons Tankers has appointed Stephen Cooper to the position of commercial manager for Powders. Cooper has more than 35 years of sector experience in various roles from driving to management.
“I am delighted that we are emerging into a new, growing sector," said Michael Cundy, Managing Director of Suttons Tankers. “The recent wins, supported by our appointment of Stephen Cooper to head up the sector, demonstrates our commitment to making further advancements, and providing new and existing customers with bespoke solutions and outstanding levels of service.”