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A History of Coals2u

There's a long and detailed history behind Coals2U and the company we are today. From our humble beginnings way back in 1731 we have grown and developed to be the UK's leading coal merchant and supplier.

To give you an idea behind the history of Coals2U we've summarised it below in a fascinating timeline:

 

1731 - Charringtons was established

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 1800's - Coal sales boom as a result of the Industrial  Revolution

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 1920's - New motorised delivery vehicles were introduced

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 1923 - Charringtons' Head Office founded

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 1956 - Clean Air Act introduced to cut smoke emissions from  Britain's homes and factories

 

 

 

 

 

 

 1970's - Charringtons' fleet continues to grow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 1995 - Senior management completed a buy out of Coal  Products Ltd. from British Coal Corporation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 1997 - The acquisition of Charringtons and British Fuels Ltd.  to form CPL Distribution Ltd.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 2000 - Garden products introduced into the range

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 2005 - CPL's delivery fleet re-branded presenting a new modern image

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 2007 - Ecoal, UK's first "eco" smokeless fuel produced

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 2009 - Kiln drying log production commenced

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 2009 - Installation of the new packing plant and distribution hub to boost productivity and support the supply chain

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 2010 - WoodPellets2U launched