Certas Energy Acquires Three New Forecourt Sites In UK
UK fuel provider Certas Energy has announced that it reached an agreement with Preston-based Petromex Forecourt Services to acquire three new sites in the area.
The agreement will see 13 million litres of retail volume moving from Texaco to Gulf, with the transformation starting in the next two months.
Two of the sites, Millbrook Way in Preston and Canal Head in Ulverston have been acquired by Certas, while a third, Harwood Bar in Preston, has been secured on a long-term dealer supply agreement.
Certas says that this deal 'strengthen's Gulf's growing market share' in North West England, and 'further reinforces the brand's credentials as a major force in UK petrol retailing'.
“These are high quality forecourts and exciting strategic locations that will enable us to showcase the Gulf brand in the North West," said Ramsay MacDonald, retail director for Certas Energy.
"We believe that under the Gulf brand we can increase volume by at least another three million litres as well as develop and enhance the shop and valeting businesses on site. The sites will look fantastic in Gulf colours and support our growth plans for the region."
Certas Energy currently supplies over 700 locations across the UK, including 500 Gulf-branded forecourts.
"Year on year we have been growing our business across the UK and this presented a perfect opportunity to create three flagship Gulf forecourts in the north of England,” said MacDonald.
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