Craggs Energy Group expands to the south west with acquisition of Moorland Fuels
Calderdale-based fuel supplier Craggs Energy has recently expanded its group of companies with the acquisition of Devon based fuel distributor Moorland Fuels.
Founded 15 years ago, Heating Oil and Red Diesel distributor Moorland Fuels operates seven tankers from their base in Okehampton. With a fantastic reputation for customer service the acquisition by the Craggs Energy Group will ensure that they will benefit from a shared vision, growth and further investment.
As the third acquisition in less than two years for the Craggs Energy Group who are actively seeking further opportunities across the UK, Chris Bingham, CEO of the group comments:
“We are really excited to bring the Moorland Fuels team into the group of businesses, not only because it increases our geography dramatically, but it also means that we can bring even more experience and knowledge to the services that we offer. By sharing our best practices and resources we look to further grow the Moorland Fuels footprint in Devon while also ensuring that the loyal customers which have helped the company grow are well looked after.
We are looking forward to working closely with both Abby Turner, Sales and Marketing Manager and Simon Turner, Operations Manager at Moorland Fuels who will be staying on to help run and grow the business. I’m delighted to have another team on board to continue on our journey of growth.”
Abby Turner said: “Being part of the Craggs Energy Group enables Moorland Fuels to expand our operations. We are already benefiting from significant investment from the Craggs team and are looking forward to the new opportunities ahead while continuing to provide the excellent service that Moorland Fuels is known for.”
The Craggs Energy Group celebrate their tenth anniversary this year. From humble beginnings in 2011 with just three staff members, one tanker and one emergency 4x4 Land Rover the group has expanded to now employ over eighty people and operate a fleet of nearly forty vehicles.
The Craggs Group consists of a variety of businesses in the fuel oil sector which are based across the UK and now include two fuel distribution companies, an environmental risk mitigation business, a fuel card provider and a fuel and lubricant brokerage business.