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02 Mar 2001

Maxol acquires Central Fuels

Maxol Group and Central Fuels Join Forces

The Maxol Group has made it's second major move in the Northern Ireland domestic heating oil market in as many months through the acquisition of Central Fuels Limited in Ballymena.

This further reinforces the Group’s ongoing commitment to offering customers the best service and quality in the industry.

Central Fuels has been a Maxol Authorised Distributor for over thirty years and will continue to distribute the quality range of products supplied by Maxol under the name of Central Fuels Maxol Direct. All contact details are unchanged with Reid Burnett, Managing Director of the former Central Fuels Ltd, remaining with the company. He commented, "I am delighted to be continuing my association with Maxol and in playing an ongoing part in the further development of the Maxol business in the Ballymena area."

Jack Burnett established the family fuel business 50 years ago, distributing throughout the Ballymena area where the family are all well known and respected.

The new Company will be managed by Connors Maxol Direct from their Head Office located at Mallusk.

Donall O'Connor, Managing Director of Connors Maxol Direct commented, "We are delighted to have completed this acquisition with Central Fuels who are a long established and successful Distributor in the Ballymena area. All of our customers in the Greater Ballymena can rest assured that the level of service and quality they receive from Central Fuels Maxol Direct will be second to none".

Central Fuels Maxol Direct will continue to supply Maxol product with whom they have had a long-established and excellent trading relationship and which the Maxol Group now look forward to further developing.

Chief Executive of the Maxol Group, Tom Noonan also commented: "This is an important move and one that provides an excellent platform from which the Maxol Group can further expand into the home heating oil business. We are delighted to be securing a quality company such as Central Fuels Limited."

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