Suttons Group Tanker Division, based in the UK, has announced it is investing more than £17m in 200 tractor units for its road tanker business.
The firm said the purchase of more than 200 Euro-6C 6×2 vehicles in the next two years will provide capacity for recent growth and contribute to the company’s strategy to invest in equipment to boost service for customers.
A Suttons spokesman said the procurement process has considered the vehicle specification, fuel efficiency, vehicle reliability, after sales support and whole life cost.
John Sutton, Suttons Group chief executive, said: “Suttons Tankers is the UK’s largest bulk chemical logistics company and this latest deal continues Suttons commitment to investing in the latest equipment and technology for both existing and new customers.
“Our drivers’ safety and well-being is of great importance so all of the trucks have undergone an evaluation by a driver trainer, focusing on areas like seat comfort, cab and bed access, noise and cab design.
“Suttons is committed to ensuring our reputation for fleet reliability, legal compliance and customer service are protected and enhanced and our impact on the environment is reduced through new emission technology.”
Mike Corcoran, Volvo Trucks UK And Ireland commercial director, said: “Volvo Trucks is absolutely delighted and very excited to have won such an important supply agreement from Suttons, which is a long established, key fleet and loyal customer for Volvo and our dealer network.
“Volvo Trucks’ core values of safety, care for the environment and quality align perfectly with those of Suttons.” Mike continues, “We are very proud to be working closely with such an internationally important logistics and supply chain company.”
Suttons operates internationally with key business centres in New Jersey, Houston, Chicago, Widnes, Antwerp, Ludwigshafen, Paris, Kuantan, Singapore, Shanghai, Tokyo and Khobar.