Forest Fuels acquires Lakes Biomass

By Forest Fuels | February 18, 2016

U.K.-based Forest Fuels has broadened its network of high-quality local wood-fuel-distribution depots by purchasing established Cumbrian operator Lakes Biomass. Forest Fuels operates from local depots throughout the country, and the link-up with Lakes Biomass will enable the company to expand its “local” model and extend its wide range of stock and delivery options—particularly “blown” pellet—into the North West of England.

It also gives Lakes Biomass customers access to Forest Fuels’ automatic monitoring systems, which allows them to monitor fuel-store levels, usage and boilers via their phone, tablet or computer.

Peter Solly, managing director of Forest Fuels said, “Lakes Biomass and Forest Fuels complement each other perfectly, as we share the desire to provide the highest-grade wood fuel to our customers. We’re looking forward to working closely with the their friendly team and helping their operations become even more comprehensive and efficient.”

Forest Fuels operates from local depots throughout the country, and the link-up with Lakes Biomass will enable Forest Fuels to expand its “local” model into the Lake District.

Lakes Biomass is based in Ulverston, Cumbria, delivering kiln-dried logs, kindling, woodchip, and pellets to domestic and commercial customers throughout the North West of England. 

“This is an extremely exciting partnership for us and for our customers,” said Gemma Turrall, Lakes Biomass’s general manager. “We have always supplied the highest quality woodchip, but our association with Forest Fuels now means we will have access to even wider range of first-rate fuel along with technical support from their specialists.  This is great news, as it means we’ve now got a larger network of experienced colleagues that we can call upon at any time to supplement our own expertise.

“We’re well known locally for our friendliness, flexibility and high levels of service and quality,” added Gemma, “but this association will allow us to up our game even more. We’re now able to offer our customers an unparalleled package that mixes local knowledge with industry-leading systems and exceptional strength in depth.”