Applegreen UK has chosen to move to Greenergy for fuel supply at an additional 18 of its sites. This takes the number of Applegreen sites that Greenergy supplies to 23, out of 68 in Applegreen’s UK network.

Applegreen, which was ranked 5th in this year’s Top 50 Indies, became a publicly traded company in June last year and said its aim was to expand its network across the UK and in Ireland.

Greenergy said that as the UK’s only national fuel supplier, with 26 supply locations and its own oil in nine terminals, it is ideally placed to support Applegreen in its planned expansion.

Peter O’Connor, head of finance at Applegreen UK, commented: “As we continue to grow, we need a fuel supplier that is flexible, efficient and competitively priced. Greenergy has been supplying Petrogas since 2013 and over that time has been consistently reliable and accommodating of our evolving business requirements.

“Greenergy’s pricing is highly competitive, but we don’t choose our suppliers on price alone. Greenergy continues to deliver outstanding service, to provide what we want when we want it, and the commitment of their team continues to impress us. Awarding a very significant fuel contract to Greenergy just shows how happy we have been with what they provide.”

Caroline Lumbard, Greenergy’s UK trading drector, added: “We are delighted to extend our supply relationship with Applegreen and look forward to supplying their expanding business over the years to come. This forms another important step in our growing supply to the independent forecourt sector, where we have worked to provide a flexible offer which meets the individual needs of our customers.

“Our unique offer allows dealers a choice of forecourt brands - Esso, Nisa, relative newcomer ST1, or dealers’ own brands. Our fuel supply to Applegreen is on an own-brand basis, an offer that has proved very popular.”

Greenergy continues to build its fuel sales to the independent dealer sector and now supplies 1.5 billion litres of fuel per year to more than 350 dealer sites across the UK.