Two Aycliffe companies have joined forces to help a major Teesside-based international logistics company expand its premises. The construction division of Raisco has completed a £250,000 expansion and refurbishment of a 7,700 square metre lorry park at Suttons Tankers in Stockton. The land, owned by Aycliffe firm Stiller Warehousing and Distribution, has almost doubled Suttons’ hard standing area for its 250-fleet of lorries while also making safety and environmental improvements. Raisco, which predominantly takes on steel fabrication and major construction contracts up and down the country, says the project is testament to the firm’s versatile capabilities. Construction manager Dene Gregory said: “The new site will vastly improve congestion currently experienced on the current site increasing on-site parking and storage capacity”. Managing Director Paul Stiller says the company saw this Teesside project as an important investment. “We’re delighted to have been part of this project and to assist our valuable tenants in their expansion,” he said. “This is a fine example of two Aycliffe companies coming together on a project and doing a great job for our clients.” Suttons Tankers is part of the Suttons Group, a multinational haulage and logistics firm which has sites in the UK, Germany, Belgium and around the world. Stockton operations manager Darren Mathieson said: “This is a major development for Suttons which is going to benefit us hugely going forward. “This is the biggest site within the Suttons group, which has 250 tankers going in and out of our depot on a daily basis, so to have all this extra space is going to improve our operations and make us more efficient.” Since being formed more than nine years ago, Raisco has rapidly grown into one of the country’s leading construction and steel fabrication firms, diversifying from purely a structural steel company to having the ability to provide a full construction turnkey package. It now works with clients up and down the country and has delivered a wide range of fabrication and secondary steelwork projects for many of the construction industry’s well-known main contractors as well as turnkey solutions for end-user clients.


IN PHOTO:Dene Gregory (left) with Sutton Tankers operations manager Darren Mathieson (centre) and Paul Stiller.