Stones Fuel Oils has decided to join Rix Petroleum family of companies.
Stones Fuel Oils, owned and run by Geoff Stones, agreed to sell the business to Rix Petroleum because, he believed that they would uphold the values which Stones Fuel Oils was built on.
“After much thought, I have decided to sell the fuel side of the operation to Rix Petroleum, another family-owned and locally-based business. I am confident that they will maintain the high standard of customer service that we have aimed to give, and will offer competitive prices,” he said.
Rix Petroleum has retained all Stones Fuel Oils staff, including tanker drivers and office workers, and another tanker is to be stationed at the depot, bringing the fleet to three.
Describing Stones Fuel Oils as the ‘perfect fit’ for Rix as both businesses had much in common, Duncan Lambert, managing director of Rix Petroleum, said, “Stones Fuel Oils is a fantastic and well-run family business that has a very loyal customer base. Like Rix, Stones Fuel Oils has built its reputation on true family values of fairness and offering a quality, personal service. Those values form the core of Rix Petroleum too and we fully intend to honor them at our new Malton depot.”
Domestic heating fuel, commercial diesel and associated products to local farmers, businesses and rural households would continue to be provided by the company.
Mr Lambert added that they would extend the product range and introduce other services as well. PWKD27112017