Suttons Tankers sees big growth in industrial powders sector

Suttons Tankers has seen significant development within the industrial powders sector in recent months - in line with the business’ ambitious growth strategy.
The multi-sector logistics provider has won and retained a combined total of over £10 million (€11.6 million) worth of bulk powders business over the last 12 months.
One of the most significant wins in this sector is the Alpek Polyester business operating out of its Stockton depot, loading PET from Wilton and delivering product across the UK.
This product is business critical and is widely used in the FMCG industry for beverage bottles and food containers.
Suttons Tankers has also renewed the INEOS PVC contract for a further 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 a further two years.
The procurement of a new site in Featherstone has been material to the recent wins, enabling Suttons to offer a trunking operation which adds value by bringing efficiencies to its customers.
The introduction of the Featherstone depot is just the beginning of Suttons’ plans to expand its footprint in the UK to facilitate further growth in the powders sector.
Suttons has invested in 13 new powder tractors and 27 new powder tanks.
Michael Cundy, managing director of Suttons Tankers, said: “I am delighted that we are emerging into a new, growing sector.
“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.”

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