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