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Clugston invests £500,000 in fuel logistics venture

By: David Howells
29 February 2012

Clugston Distribution may be looking at hiring drivers as it invests £500,000 in four new 44 tonne tankers, logisticsmanager.com reports.

Clugston, which celebrates its 75th anniversary this year, has made the half a million pound investment to support its move into fuel logistics.

All four of the new vehicles - two of which were supplied by Cobo and two from Williams - will be on the road from the end of April. They will feature a six-compartment storage system and pumps that allow discharge to above ground storage systems.

The new fleet looks set to be used to compliment Clugston's current operation in delivering bulk steel, food and powder from its distribution centres in Scunthorpe, Croft and Driffield.

Speaking to parklogistics.co.uk of the new acquisition, Clugston Distribution general manager David Heath explained: "There is an opportunity in the Humber fuels logistics market for an operation that can provide a flexible resourcing solution for customers.

"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."

The move into fuel logistics should be a familiar one for Heath, having gained 12 years experience in transporting fuel, most recently with chemical supply firm TDG.

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