We are excited to announce that as of the 1st September 2018 the trading assets of Forever Fuels has been acquired by Balcas Timber Ltd, the UK’s largest manufacturer of ENplusGrade A1 pellets (branded brites). Our entire Forever Fuels’ team are now part of the Balcas family and this acquisition represents an important opportunity for two long established and market leading businesses to strengthen our customers’ security of supply and improve the efficiency in bringing locally made brites wood pellets to you.
Who is Balcas Timber Ltd?
Balcas Timber Limited is a leading timber products supplier, and one of Britain and Ireland’s largest sawmills. Having over 50 years’ experience in the timber trade Balcas branched out into renewable energy in 2004, specifically biomass, to pioneer wood pellets branded brites for the UK and Irish markets.
brites are manufactured from pure sawdust, a by-product from the sawmills on site and all wood used is sourced from sustainable forests approved by the Forestry Stewardship Council® (FSC® C021367). Both the brites pellet manufacturing plants (Enniskillen, Northern Ireland and Invergordon, Scotland) are self-sufficient in electricity, displacing energy previously generated from fossil fuels and permits Balcas to sell surplus electricity to the grid. Enniskillen produces 55,000 tonnes per year and Invergordon 100,000 tonnes per year.
What does this mean for me as a customer?
We would like to take a moment to talk to you about why this is such an exciting transaction, and the benefits it will bring to our customers.
Ian McCraken brites Business Development Director said “We are confident that the combination of the Forever Fuel teams experience making industry leading deliveries of wood pellets and the Balcas teams experience in manufacturing wood pellets will make brites the best choice for all users of wood pellets. This will strengthen our already unrivaled security of supply. We will continue to develop our friendly service offering including online ordering and technical know-how.”
On behalf of Summerleaze (parent company to Forever Fuels), Bruno Prior, Director said:
“We are pleased with the potential of this new direction and a clear determination from the new owner to harness the existing strengths of both companies to provide a long-term future. All of the employees of Forever Fuels have transferred to Balcas and we look forward with confidence to the business growing strongly under its new owners.”
We know this news will likely result in many questions, and we will do our best to answer them. Please take some time to review the Q&A section below. If there is a question you’d like to ask that hasn’t been covered, please do not hesitate to contact the team on 01628 509 690 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of our customers for your business and support over the last 10 years. We look forward to continuing our commitment to you as we embark on this next chapter together, and providing you with the same reliable service that you are used to.