Clarke Oil targets further growth thanks to John Truslove

A Midlands distributor has hit the expansion trail as it grows its presence oiling the wheels of the region’s industry and commerce.

Clarke Oil has moved from Studley to Redditch in a deal brokered by property agents John Truslove, who acted for landlord South Street Capital.

The business has taken 4,810 sq ft at 28 Dunlop Road, Hunt End, on a five-year lease.

Clarke Oil supplies high quality oil and greases to customers within the agricultural, automotive, commercial, plant & off-highway and industrial sectors.

Emily Clarke, a director of the family business, said: “We were looking for a bigger unit – our previous premises were 3,200 sq ft – and a site more accessible to our customers.

“We wanted somewhere close to Studley and near to local motorway networks. Dunlop Road fits the bill. Making this investment will enable us to push forward with our long term growth plans.”

Ben Truslove, a director of John Truslove, said: “It is great to see an ambitious local firm expanding rather than sitting on their laurels.

“I wish Clarke Oil every success because they are slick operators who have built a fantastic reputation over the past decade, I am sure this will be a good move for them.”

The company acts for two major players in the market. Fuchs Lubricants is the largest lubricants manufacturer in the world and Exol Lubricants is the largest UK-based manufacturer.

Clarke Oil was recently awarded Exol’s Distributor of the Year for 2016.

“We were thrilled to receive the award, Clarke Oil was incorporated in 2007 supplying local end user business with relatively small volumes, today we distribute in excess of 1 million litres a year across the UK and are still growing!” said Mrs Clarke.

 

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