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Fuller Tankers buy-out completed

23 January 2013 #CV Show #Top Stories #Truck

After many years of negotiation the management team of Fuller Tankers has now successfully completed a buy-out of the company.

The buy-out was led by Managing Director Nathan Jones and Director Justin Cooke who have a combined 39 years at Fuller which started business in 1951 manufacturing agricultural vehicles.

The move to tankers came in the 1980s and last year the company ensured it is keeping itself fighting fit for the future with it’s first Type Approved truck, a recycler based on a 6×2 Volvo FM chassis which it will proudly exhibit at the CV Show in April. A Type Approved 8×4 chassic cab version is also available.

Jones told Transport News Brief: “Manufacturing has changed. This will really help us move into the next era, the next phase of building with Type Approval.

“The aspiration is to increase turnover, too. It’s a mammoth task, especially coming out of recession, but I think the economy is recovering.”

Jones says Fuller Tankers is currently being kept busy with customers wanted to secure a Euro 5 vehicle before more expensive Euro 6 regulations become compulsory.

“It was the same with Euro 3 and Euro 4,” says Jones who is ready for any dip in business which may come after the Euro 5 rush.

Look out for Fuller Tankers’ 6×2 ECWVTA cemonstrator at the Commercial Vehicle Show from 9 to 11 April at the NEC on stand 4F120.