Eurotank has moved to a new group structure in response to changes in the fuel retailing industry and sustained growth outside of the company’s core business in tank maintenance.
From August 1 Eurotank Service Group will be the umbrella company for Eurotank Environmental, Eurotank Systems, Eurotank Construction and Eurotank Ireland.
Eurotank Environmental continues to operate in the core business of tank maintenance and specialist related services. Eurotank’s pump and payment system service division has been merged with Eurotank’s reactive maintenance and vapour recovery system service engineering team and will operate as Eurotank Systems. The construction and installation division now operates as Eurotank Construction, while Eurotank Ireland remains its own entity, providing all of the services offered across the group.
Edward Wheeler, group managing director of Eurotank Service Group, said: “With oil companies divesting sites we needed a structure that allowed us to meet the needs of our growing independent dealer customer base.
“Eurotank’s strategy for growth is to provide the fast-growing independent retailer sector with a best-in-class fuel system engineering service, which allows them to focus on growing their retail offer. The formation of the group is part of that offer.
“It was critical to us that the independent retailers feel that they are only dealing with one entity, which is Eurotank,” added Wheeler. “One of our strengths as a business is that we are a single point of contact for customers. A good example of this is with our pump service contracts, where we maintain pumps, install new pumps, carry out vapour recovery testing, repair manholes, clean tanks and generally maintain the forecourt for customers.
“Independent retailers don’t want to invest in their own engineering department or facilities management so we provide that service. The benefits are cost savings for the customer, faster fix times and an improvement in quality. The Eurotank Service Group is the result of this all-encompassing service we are now offering.”
The restructure also sees the appointment of Ian Jacques as group commercial director. The former managing director of Scheidt & Bachmann UK has worked closely with Eurotank since 2012, following the formation of the Eurotank/S&B partnership, which saw Eurotank become the service and installation arm of S&B in the UK and Ireland.
Eurotank Systems is now the commercial agent and distributer for S&B’s range of dispensers and payment systems in the UK & Irish markets, as well as its field-based technician support.
Edward Wheeler said: “This is a natural progression of the strong relationship that has been built up over the past three years and the numerous mutual success stories within servicing and installations.
“S&B is a perfect fit for Eurotank because it mirrors our own family values and relentless commitment to be the best. The new partnership strengthens our position in the UK and Irish markets, and the transition of key personnel ensures that the highest quality products and services continue to be delivered seamlessly.”
Ian Jacques added: “This partnership further augments the unique Eurotank philosophy of providing ‘tank to bank’ products and services. This joined-up thinking has proven to be visionary and most importantly has added huge value to the customer.
“S&Bs best-in-class products underpin the Eurotank commitment to provide the best solution and service available in the petrol retailing industry today.”
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