Ford Fuel Oils started life as G H Ford & Sons which was started with George Ford borrowing £25 just before the Second World War. George invested in a horse and cart and started delivering Milk & Coal in the local area south of Bath.
By the end of the 1960's sons Jack and Alan were bringing coal to the West from Wales and the Midlands in 12 Bulk Tipper trucks. They were also starting to see an opportunity for Fords in oil.
Now the next generation, Adrian, Michael & Richard Ford, are the directors of the large scale Fuel and Lubricant Distribution Company we are today. Growing year by year since the early days in the 70's, we now operate over 50 delivery vehicles from our 4 depots across the South West of England. Supplying a full range of Fuels and Lubricants, together with successful Engineering and Fuelcards divisions, we are now a one stop shop for all your fuelling and lubrication requirements.
With the fourth generation of the Ford family, John, Teelah and David, coming into the business in recent years we are still following the same family driven traditions of the past. Recently opening our Devon depot in October 2011 we continue to expand in the South West, bringing together the competitive prices of a major oil company with the excellent customer service from a local family firm to offer something unique in the industry.
George Ford might well be amazed by much of what we are doing today - but he would certainly recognise the vision and industry with which we face the future.