Star Oil Joins the Crown Oil Group

Star Oil is excited to announce that we have joined the Bury-based Crown Oil group of companies. Along with Crown Oil, Star Oil will continue to trade and operate around the North West and will join the likes of Speedy Fuels and Birlem Oil based in London, Beesley Fuels in the West Midlands, and Cooke Fuels and Ingoe Oils in the North West.

As part of the acquisition, we will continue to trade as Star Oil, so the great service you’ve come to know will remain.

About Crown Oil

Crown Oil is a Bury-based fuel supplier that delivers red diesel, kerosene, HVO fuel, lubricants and more across the UK. The £420m-turnover group employs over 1,250 people and is the largest family-owned fuel supplier in the UK.

The Crown Oil family of companies also offers fuel-related environmental services, such as fuel testing, fuel polishing, and industrial tank cleaning  and has interests in utility connections, gas supply and uPVC building products.

This new acquisition adds an additional eight fuel tankers to Crown Oil’s growing fleet of fuel delivery vehicles and 11 new  members of staff from Star Oil, including Christian Hatherall, who will be senior operations manager for the business. Michael Doyle, who also founded Star Oil, will be leaving for new opportunities.

Managing director of Crown Oil, Matthew Greensmith commented on the acquisition: “We’re excited to have announced this deal, which will see the Crown Oil family expanding once again.

“Star has been around for 60 years and, in that time, has built up a fantastic reputation for great service, which will fit in with Crown’s ideology of putting the customer first.

“We’ve worked closely with Christian and Michael and we were keen to take up this opportunity to safeguard the future of Star, and strengthen our North West footprint. We are looking forward to building on these successes together and we wish Michael all the best for the future.”

Hatherall said: “I am delighted to see the completion of this deal, which has come about from the solid relationship we have built with Crown over the years. I look forward to seeing the business flourish and grow.

“Being part of that growth journey and working for the Crown Oil Group brand is a very exciting prospect for me.”

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