The acquisition predominantly covers chemical transportation from sites in Billingham, County Durham and Runcorn, Merseyside.
DHL’s dedicated services in packed chemicals, bitumen, lubricants and fuels will remain with DHL.
Michael Cundy, Managing Director of Suttons Tankers, said:
“We see DHL’s bulk commodity chemical business as complementary to our existing offer and in line with our strategic commitment to this market.
“Customers can be assured Suttons will maintain the high levels of service and safety they expected from DHL.
“This acquisition shows Suttons’ continued commitment to the bulk chemical sector and the benefits of a national shared user-support network.”
Stuart Carlyon, VP, Operations Industrial Transport within Network Logistics & Transport Division, DHL Supply Chain added:
“We welcome this approach by Suttons Group. Like us, Suttons is a premium operator working in specialised logistics, utilising highly-skilled driver, workshop and support staff with an emphasis on safety and customer service.”
Suttons operates in the UK with a fleet of more than 500 vehicles focused on the chemicals, gas and fuel sectors and internationally with key business centres in New Jersey, Widnes, Antwerp, Ludwigshafen, Singapore, Shanghai, Tokyo and Khobar.