Suttons Group offers a range of logistics services across the UK and internationally.
Through its two operating divisions, Suttons International and Suttons Tankers, the Group offers tank container, road tanker and multimodal services along with support activities including fleet management, warehousing, drumming, and on-site logistics.
A large family-owned business with over 60 years’ experience, Suttons specialises in the safe and efficient handling of bulk hazardous fuels and gases and non-hazardous chemicals and powders.
From its headquarters in Cheshire, the fleet of 850 tankers and 500 tractor units spans 32 offices, depots and operating centres across the UK.
Suttons went to market in 2019 to identify a connected transport solution that would support improved fleet safety and utilisation and driver performance and increase automation across the business. They also wanted to reduce their risk profile with the addition of a
According to Suttons Tankers Operations Director, Chrisi LloydRoberts, “One of the key reasons for choosing Microlise was because it delivered a more fully integrated solution than our incumbent telematics provider could.”
Suttons has deployed the Microlise Fleet Performance and ClearVision multi-camera solution and although the system has only been deployed recently, the safety and operational improvements are already clear to see:
“Initial implementation across the Fleet Performance system has gone really well and we are starting to see the benefits of the new camera system in operation.
“The system has allowed us to automate a number of our processes and is helping us to make our work practices slicker and leaner. “In common with any cultural shift or large change project, it’s been a challenge at times and Microlise has been with us at the table
throughout the entire process. They have been very supportive and have proactively resolved issues as they’ve arisen. They’ve also supported us with additional driver training where it was needed.”