Tuesday, 24th April 2018
CV SHOW – 24 - 26 APRIL 2018
WHALE TANKERS LIMITED
This year’s CV Show sees Whale Tankers reflecting on a year of many highlights and successes in terms of business and the introduction of new and improved initiatives for customers.
Notably several new vehicles for some of the UK’s leading waste management companies are being showcased at the exhibition. These include an 18 tonne vacuum tanker for A Better Service Ltd, an 18 tonne Medium Volume Combination (MVC) tanker for Clear-flow and a 26 tonne KaiserWhale for Clearway Drainage Systems.
A key development during the last 12 months has been the expansion and restructure of the Whale service department as part of a drive to deliver a complete customer focused offering.
Phil Greenfield, Service Business Manager for Whale, said: “To ensure maximum uptime and the speediest response possible for our customers, we’ve created what we believe to be the best tanker service offering in the UK today.
“Our service team is made up of 43 road and workshop based engineers, in house technical support, administration and finance personnel. We provide technical and electronic servicing as well as specialist repairs, such as welding. Fast and efficient turnaround on repairs and service is vital to making sure our customers’ vehicles avoid costly downtime and this is at the forefront of everything we do.”
Mark Warmington, Managing Director of Whale Tankers, said: “We are keen to extend complete contractual preventative maintenance support for customers via our service department and we believe the team and level of provision we have created is second to none in the UK tankering sector.”
Engineering excellence has long been synonymous with the Whale brand and this area has seen further investment in the last 12 months.
Mark Warmington continued: “Our engineering project and compliance team is now made up of some outstanding talent, with 22 highly-skilled and qualified engineers, and fluency in no less than five different languages across the team.
“In addition, to meet customer demand we have further expansion plans underway at our Ravenshaw facility including a new test area, car park and refurbished office, lab and production facilities. So, there is much to look forward to at Whale in the coming year.”
Other news from the Whale business is the BioWhale food waste processing and storage system, which was launched at the CV Show in 2016 and continues to go from strength to strength. A total of 10 units are now installed throughout the UK with patents pending in 28 countries.
Whale Enterprise PVT, the company’s Indian subsidiary based in Coimbatore, continues to be extremely busy with the development and build of a range of highly complex vehicles to meet the needs of the Indian market.
Mark Warmington added: “The last year has been extremely busy and successful for us and we look forward to the next 12 months with enthusiasm and optimism for us and our customers.”