Key strategic investment by Oil 4 Wales completed on-time and within budget.

Colin Owen Oil 4 Wales

Oil 4 Wales is a newly formed independent oil distribution company serving domestic accounts, retail forecourts, agricultural and business fleet operators across the south and western counties of Wales. The company has set itself ambitious targets for a turnover of around £60m in its first year of trading.

“And the plan is coming together, says founder Colin Owens. The company is building up a chain of branded retail forecourts and has signed its first distribution deal for eight petrol stations across South Wales. And we have completed our first major strategic investment with the setting up of a £350K regional distribution depot alongside the Nant y caws filling station on the A48, near to Carmarthen.”

Based on three bulk storage tanks for diesel, gas oil and kerosene, the Oil 4 Wales depot facilities were installed by Oil Tank Supplies of Moreton in Marsh, Gloucestershire. The work was completed under a turnkey contract covering planning, civil works, surface drainage, security and loading facilities.

Oil 4 Wales has over 7,000 customers ranging from home deliveries domestic heating oil and commercial fleet operations. These are serviced by a fleet of ten short wheelbase tankers and a larger capacity articulated unit for bulk deliveries from refinery to commercial customers and the distribution depot.

“Having decided to build the depot we approached a number of business contacts in the oil industry and Oil Tank Supplies was recommended. They had excellent credentials for maintenance work and we were very impressed with their understanding of our requirement.”

Colin Owen — Founder, Oil 4 Wales.

“The depot at Nant y caws was a logical step as the distribution area has expanded from the refinery at Milford Haven,” explains Colin Owens. We have reduced operating costs by rationalising vehicle movements from the refinery and the depot has improved the efficiency of our logistics.”

“This then allows us to support our growing customer base throughout South Wales and as a hub we are well placed to continue our growth throughout the west of Wales and up to Llandeilo, Lampeter and Aberystwyth.”

“Having decided to build the depot we approached a number of business contacts in the oil industry and Oil Tank Supplies was recommended. They had excellent credentials for maintenance work and we were very impressed with their understanding of our requirement.

“The deciding factor was a competitive price and now that the project has been completed, it is operational and compliant with the industry regulations so we are very happy to endorse OTS for their expertise and customer service.

“Like most projects of this complexity there were some minor technical issues but to be fair to OTS it is their response to these situations that distinguishes a company for its post sales service and we found the care and responsibility was excellent.

“Indeed we were so pleased with their performance on this project that we have commissioned OTS to supply and install another storage tank for a new development truck stop that is being built for Oil 4 Wales in Cardiff. This truck stop will mark the launch of the company’s fuel oil card account and bunkering services.