Upton Oil Company joins the WP Group family

 30th Jul 2012

Upton Oils
Upton Oil Company driver Steven Reeve (left) shakes hands with Russell Fairchild, WP Group Operations Director, on the day of the take-over.

Wessex Petroleum Limited trading as WP Group is proud to announce the acquisition of local fuel distributor Upton Oil Company. Based in Poole with depots across the south including Ringwood and Dorchester, Upton Oil Company specialises in supplying a local, friendly service to heating oil users, the farming community and commercial customers.

David Fairchild, Managing Director of WP Group, commented: “This acquisition is beneficial for both parties as it brings together a wealth of experience and knowledge from both sides. I have always respected Upton Oil Company’s customer loyalty and hope to further improve the service they receive by utilising WP Group’s extensive infrastructure across the south coast.” He added, “The business will continue to trade under the long established Upton Oil Company brand and will service the existing customer base, who will not notice any disruption to normal service.”

WP Group, headquartered at Esso’s Fawley refinery, has a history dating back more than 50 years and continues to grow under the ownership of the Fairchild family. Since rebranding in January 2011, WP Group continues to increase its presence across the south coast by offering a leading service in each of its markets.

The WP team is confident this new acquisition will further enhance WP Group's growing reputation as one the UK’s leading independent fuel and lubricant companies.

To find out more about WP Group please contact us by phone on 0800 980 6172 or email to .

Notes For Editors

The WP Group, headquartered near Southampton in Hampshire, is a leading independent distributor of fuels and lubricants, with a £160m annual turnover and employing 70 people.

Based at Wessex House, Cadland Road, Hardley, Hythe, WP offers a complete portfolio of products and bespoke service solutions across each of its eight trading divisions ­ Industrial, Aviation, Agricultural, Heating, Automotive, Commercial, Motorsport and Marine.

WP, located by Fawley Oil Refinery, has a 50-year heritage and is the supplier and support specialist of choice to thousands of businesses.

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