Ipswich: Opening of Pace Fuelcare depot to create 25 jobs

A NEW fuel depot in Ipswich is set to create 25 jobs and bring new business to the town.

The Pace Fuelcare depot, in Latimer Close on Ransomes Europark, will supply fuel for commercial, agricultural and domestic customers across the southern East Anglia area.

Ipswich MP Ben Gummer, Mayor of Ipswich Mary Blake and key representatives from Pace Fuelcare’s parent company, GB Oils, took part in a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially unveil the new oil terminal.

General manager Simon Willis said the opening of the new depot was a “real positive” for both Pace Fuelcare and Ipswich.

“Following the closure of the Vopak terminal two years ago, our new depot will be the only fuel terminal in Ipswich servicing south-east Anglia, providing customers with a secure local supply and dependable delivery of fuel,” he said.

“Our support for the farming community is particularly significant now that it’s harvesting season and the local farmers are working around the clock to get their crops in.

“Our location, on the Ransomes Europark, means we can store and distribute locally which will help us to be competitive on pricing.

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“The depot also secures more than 25 existing jobs plus opens up new positions for customer sales representatives at the depot.

“In addition, outside of our core business, we make a conscious effort to support nearby businesses and use local suppliers as and when possible,” he added.