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National fuel and lubricants distributor Crown Oil has acquired the key assets of Samuel Cooke a leading North West fuel supplier. Crown Group managing director Matt Greensmith explained, “The Samuel Cooke name dates from 1845 and is associated with good service so we will continue to trade on this while assuring all existing customers close attention and service. Crown and Cooke are both long established family-owned businesses that have built sound reputations that are so often the hallmark of independent companies.”

Following the merger into Crown Oil, Samuel Cooke customers will have access to a wider range of advanced low carbon fuels and speciality lubricants. In line with Crown Oil’s environmental commitment all Sam Cooke’s delivery mileage by road tankers will now be fully carbon offset.

Crown Oil general manager, Mark Andrews, noted, “Crown Oil has grown significantly in recent years and this is a perfect opportunity for us to reinforce our position as one of the UK’s largest independent fuel and lubricants suppliers.”

A handful of former employees from Samuel Cooke have already joined Crown Oil and the company is hopeful that there will be more employment opportunities as the former Samuel Cooke business is consolidated into the Crown Group. Additional staff will be based at Crown Oil’s administrative headquarters and depot, The Oil Centre adjoining the Bury exit on the M66.

Among the new services available to Samuel Cooke customers, Crown Oil offer technical services to blend products to meet specific client needs. A mixed fleet of tankers optimises load delivery and systems to automate delivery to ensure continuity of supply for larger users. In addition to fuels and lubricants, the Crown Group can also provide business customers with electricity, gas and telecommunication services and a raft of services for utility connection and upgrade.

Samuel Cooke customers can call 01282 775431 for further information.

More Information

Mark Andrews, Group General Manager, Cooke Fuels and Lubricants
Tel. 01282 775431 E-mail: Web:
Cooke Fuels & Lubricants, The Oil Centre, Bury New Road, Heap Bridge, Bury, Lancashire, BL9 7HY

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