A Grangemouth fuel firm is investing half a million pounds in a fleet of new tankers.
Rix Petroleum, based in Powdrake Road, has ordered four Scania trucks which will operate out of Grangemouth and the company’s depots in Montrose and Aberdeen.
The tankers will be used to transport domestic heating oil and commercial fuels to rural homeowners, farmers and hauliers across the eastern areas of Scotland.
The firm said the £500,000 investment comes at its busiest time with months of colder weather still ahead.
Ian MacGregor, director of Rix Petroleum Scotland, said: “Our reputation is based to a degree on the service we provide to customers, whether they are in the commercial market place or our residential consumers.
“As such, our ability to deliver product to the required quantity and timescale is of paramount importance.
“This investment is about ensuring we can continue to do that in the face of growing enquiries across all three of our Scottish depots.”
Rix Petroleum (Scotland) Ltd is part of the JR Rix and Sons group.