The Tincknell Group is a family run business now in it's 4th
generation of management.
The business was initially established in the small Mid Somerset City of Wells in 1925 by Robert Tincknell to meet the needs of the local farming community for general blacksmithing and ironmongery products. By 1935 when Frank Tincknell joined his father as a partner of R Tincknell & Son, the business had grown steadily and employed 12 people trading and repairing agricultural machinery.
In 1954 the company also acquired a distributorship for petroleum products for Shell Mex and BP Ltd for a limited area within a 15 mile radius of Wells.
Tincknell Fuels Ltd was formed as a wholly owned subsidiary of R Tincknell & Son to distribute Shell products throughout Somerset and parts of Dorset following the separation of the shell Mex and BP brands in 1973. Gradually further expansion took place North into Gloucester and south into Devon and Cornwall. This means that today the company covers much of the South West of England supplying Shell Fuels and Lubricants for Domestic, Agricultural and Commercial use. Tincknell Fuels also has a very active Heating Services Division, providing both oil and gas servicing, repair and installation support throughout the Tincknell Fuels area of operation.
In 2006 due to the decline of the agricultural market it was decided that we would concentrate on our key areas of business, this meant that we decided to withdraw from the agricultural machinery market. However we have kept our 2 country stores in Wells and Congresbury and are looking forward to introducing many new lines into these stores and our continued success with the Mitsubishi dealership in Cannington
Now we have refocused our company we plan to continue to invest in the company.
For the last 5 years Tincknell Fuels has been investing in replacing their old
fleet of tankers which this year will be achieved, we are also investing in new
technologies in our depots making them safer and greener.
Our Country Stores continue to evolve and in keeping with company tradition we hope to be able to continue helping the local farming community by selling local produce in our stores.
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