TCL Tanker Rental has acquired 26 chemical, food, milk, petroleum, waste and water tankers from Crossland worth £2m as part of what it describes as an aggressive growth plan.
The firm, based in Garforth, West Yorkshire, specified the tankers with 30,000- to 42,000-litre capacities and will provide operational support for companies hiring them. They include several milk reload tankers with stainless steel shells and ground-level high-capacity venting systems for high-speed loading and unloading.
TCL, part of Turner Group’s asset rental division, has a rental tanker fleet of more than 250, with customers including Yorkshire Water, Water Direct and LCM Environmental.
Sales engineer Stuart Blacoe said the firm has acquired 105 new tankers over the past five years with a market value of more than £8m.
“There is a lot of demand for rental tankers at the moment and the market is buoyant,” he added. “Our business is seeing 10% year-on-year growth and we are aggressively expanding the business through purchasing more tankers and equipment.”
Earlier this year, Denmark-based stainless steel and aluminium tanker manufacturer VM Tarm appointed TCL as its sole service partner in the UK.
Blacoe said: “The partnership with VM Tarm is going well and we are carrying out repairs and servicing as well as offering replacement parts for customers around the country.”
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