Coryton Advanced Fuels was formed in 2010 with the acquisition of BP’s fuels research and blending facility on the site of the Coryton Oil Refinery, in Essex, UK. The Company grew very successfully, building technical credibility with its Automotive industry customer base by providing high performance products that delivered real value.

Today we produce around 10 million litres of specialist fuels serving the Automotive, Aerospace Lubricant and Additives industries. We deliver all around UK, Germany, France and Europe, and further afield to the USA, Middle East, Asia and Australia. Orders range from 25 litres to over 1 million litres per year.

Contact us to see if we can deliver your needs – we almost certainly can!


The Coryton facility, located just 40km outside London, was designed from its inception as a specialist fuels blending site.

We have over 80 tanks with a total storage volume in excess of 3 million litres including substantial warehouse space for product stored in drums and IBCs. We have segregated production and storage lines for gasoline and diesel fuels to avoid any risk of cross-contamination.

The site is well connected to the UK road network and well placed to deliver into Europe where we have extensive product storage capacity through our logistics partners. Our location also gives us easy access to international sea freight options using isotainers and isotanks, and we also ship fuels by air around the world as required.

The site is designed to very high safety standards and is operated under lower tier COMAH regulations.



Everything we do adheres to the strictest of quality standards


Nick Pye
Nick has been the CEO of Coryton since its acquisition by Lyceum Capital in Sep 2015, having worked with the previous owners on the transaction. Nick trained as a Chemical Engineer, starting his career with BP Oil in 1996. He has held senior oil and petrochemical trading roles for both BP, Ineos Refining and PetroIneos. Prior to joining Coryton he was EVP of the HCS Group, where he had responsibility for Performance Fuels among other businesses.
John Notman-Watt
Executive Chairman
John has 30 years of executive management experience in the services industry supporting oil & gas, metals & minerals and shipping companies worldwide. He has led the largest division of Intertek and was the CEO of the Stewart Group, leading it to a successful sale in 2011. More recently he has led two further successful exits in the capacity of Chairman, and is currently also the Chairman of Veritas Petroleum Services.
Andrew Willson
Andrew holds the joint role of CFO and COO for Coryton. Having started working with the company in July 2015, to assist the process of transition of ownership, he joined in a permanent capacity in April 2016. Andrew trained as a Chartered Accountant with Coopers & Lybrand, qualifying in 1991, and has 20+ years experience of working with businesses as both CFO and CEO – specifically in the passenger and freight ferry sector. He has worked extensively with private equity owned businesses throughout the full ownership and funding cycle from acquisition to exit.
Ard Martens
Technical Sales Director
Ard is our European Technical Sales Director, having more than 25 years’ experience in the fuel, oil and additive industry with Texaco, Chevron, Oronite and BASF. Ard manages technical customer projects, developing new fuels for the OEM, oil and additive industry. His extensive experience in engine test development is critical in helping Coryton’s customers develop the products needed for engine and vehicle test work. Ard played an important role in CEC test development in the past and is now striving to bring a new dimension to CEC fuels development.
Ben Lampertz
Managing Director, Germany
Ben joined the team in October 2016 and is responsible for our business in continental Europe, with a primary focus on Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, and Eastern Europe. Trained as Diplom-Kaufmann and with both a French and an English Master’s degree in business administration he is trilingual and possesses extensive knowledge of the oil & gas and chemical industry. Prior to joining Coryton Advanced Fuels he held various senior level positions in strategy, supply chain, and sales & marketing. His profound experiences in international OEM and key account management are important assets in developing tailored solutions for our customers.
David Richardson
Sales Manager
David has been with the company since September 2010, having previously worked for the HCS group managing the growth of the performance fuels division. David has over 14 years of fuels specifications and applications knowledge.
Head of Formulation
Arne Gimmini
Arne is the Head of Fuel Formulation and Analysis, and has been with the Company since 2013. Arne qualified in Chemical Technology and Operations, and prior joining CAF had a long career with Shell at Heide Refinery and in their special fuels operation in Hamburg. Arne has over 8 years of experience formulating and blending specialist fuels.