Flogas acquires Cornwall gas supplier
Flogas Britain has acquired Bodmin-based bottled gas supplier J&P Hamling for an undisclosed sum.
Family-run J&P Hamling has been serving off-grid homes and businesses in Cornwall for more than 40 years, providing a range of bottled gas solutions for heating, cooking and leisure.
With owner John Hamling retiring, Flogas’ team of local energy experts has taken over operations, which will now be serviced by the Flogas depot in Roche. As part of the takeover of J&P Hamling, it will service current and new customers in Bodmin, Camelford, Delabole, Liskeard, Newquay, Padstow, St Austell, St Columb, Wadebridge and all the Clay villages.
The team will continue to work closely with John and his son James, to ensure new and existing customers can rely on top-quality gas supply and competitive prices.
Commenting on the takeover, James Hamling said: “J&P Hamling has been part of the Cornwall community since the 1970s, so when the time came to sell it was really important for us to choose a supplier who would carry on putting our customers first.
“We know that the Flogas team will do just that: not only do they have established expertise in the local area and a central Cornwall depot, they’re also backed by a national network and a customer service reputation that’s second to none. I’m looking forward to working with them as a delivery driver, while my dad will continue to provide operations and sales support for the rest of 2017.”
Lee Gannon, Flogas managing director, added: “We’re very pleased to have added J&P Hamling to our Cornwall offering. John and James Hamling have built a wonderful reputation with their customers over the years, and we’re proud to have them on board as we continue to provide local people with the very best service and expertise.
“This is an exciting time for Flogas Britain in Cornwall and elsewhere. The expansion of our operations here is an indication of our future growth strategy across Britain: in keeping with our ambitious plans to remain local and national energy experts in 2017 and beyond.”
Flogas Britain is one of the country’s leading suppliers of LPG (liquefied petroleum gas), and also provides LNG (liquefied natural gas) and mains gas to businesses nationwide.