Melton-based fuel supplier has new owners

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Melton-based family run fuel supplier Brobot has been bought by independent petrol station owner and family-owned operators HKS Holdings Ltd.

Founded by John Bootle in 1978 with a single site at Thorpe Road, Brobot expanded through acquisitions over the years.

Mr Bootle, of Waltham, died tragically early in 1996, following which Brobot continued its successful growth under the chairmanship of his wife, Pat, and her dedicated executive directors, Bridget Smith and Eddie Bright.

Following the addition of 23 sites from Brobot, the HKS group now stretches from Yorkshire to Surrey.

With the conclusion of recent deals HKS expects annual turnover to reach £250m, representing growth of over 150 per cent.

Shane Thakrar, chief executive at HKS Holdings Ltd, said: “On behalf of the entire company and the Thakrar family we’re delighted at the addition of the new

locations to the HKS group which will help us to increase our offering to customers across the country.

“We’d like to extend our thanks to the Bootle family, Eddie Bright and Bridget Smith from Brobot for trusting us with the acquisition and taking these sites forward in the future.”

The deal comes off the back of an already successful year for HKS who recently signed deals with SPAR to brand the majority of their forecourt retail units, as well as Subway and Costa to offer additional choice to consumers passing through their station doors.

In addition HKS recently won a business of the year award at the Midlands Asian Business Awards as well as taking a number of accolades at the recent Forecourt Trader Awards 2015.

For more about HKS Holdings Ltd visit