Our history

Fuel delivery is in our DNA

Thomas Silvey and Company was founded in 1870 in the fuel delivery trade when Tom Silvey first established his coal delivery business. At the time, coal was almost the sole source of energy the company was engaged in supplying public utilities, industry and homeowners. The business has been in the fuel industry ever since.

We have been successfully distributing Diesel, Gas Oil, Kerosene (Home Heating Oil) and Petrol since 1954. We built our success through offering quality assured products at competitive prices supported by an exceptional delivery service.

Silvey have successfully diversified into the fuel card market and we are now a leading fuel card business working with company fleets across the country.

Today we are owned by Mabanaft Limited, an international, independent fuel wholesaler and importer that supplies in excess of 2 billion litres of petroleum products into the UK marketplace every year, giving us tremendous buying power.

Our customers take comfort from the knowledge that the management team and all of the staff at Silvey remain close to the communities in which we operate. We offer the care of a member of the local community, combined with the buying power of a major international corporation.

This partnership has further enhanced our supply network and product offering and with its specialist trading arm, has enabled us to develop risk management pricing packages for our commercial and marine fuel customers, helping them get a competitive edge in a very volatile market place.

Still based in Yate Bristol with offices in Plymouth and Llantrisant too, our expansion over the years has not deterred us from offering the same exceptional fuel delivery standards and competitive fuel supply package, enabling Silvey to remain the fuel supplier of choice to 1,000s of customers throughout South West England & South Wales.

  • 1905 F H Silvey Rail Car

    1905 F H Silvey Rail Car

  • Silvey Coal Delivery Truck in 1938

    Silvey Coal Delivery Truck in 1938

  • 1940's Bulk Coal Delivery Truck

    1940's Bulk Coal Delivery Truck

  • 1947 Albion Truck - Thomas Silvey Fuel Delivery

    1947 Albion Truck 

  • Thornycroft Tanker Circa 1954

    Thornycroft Tanker Circa 1954

  • BMC Tanker

    BMC Tanker

  • 1990's Silvey Tanker

    1990's Silvey Tanker

  • 1990's Silvey Tanker

    1990's Silvey Tanker

  • 2008 Silvey Tanker

    2008 Silvey Tanker

  • Modern Day Silvey Delivery Tanker

    Modern Day Silvey Delivery Tanker