ABOUT | US
The Whale range is well respected and generates a sense of belonging, not just in the UK but also across the international markets. Whale is symbolic of outstanding quality, value and reliability, setting a benchmark others strive to emulate. Through continuous improvement, the company remains commited to producing a diverse product range, engineered to meet specific customer requirements.
Whale will also continue to embrace appropriate legislation by working hand-in-hand with the relevant authorities. Already respected industry-wide for its work within this field, Whale intends to remain proactively involved in the evolution of the legislative process.
Well placed to face the future with confidence, Whale Tankers will remain focused on developing its products, processes and people, through partnerships and investments, ensuring that it remains at the forefront of its industry.
Whale Tankers – a company that is in the prime of its life!
Whale | Tankers Ltd
The company has been based at the same location in Ravenshaw since 1969. Following its first fledgling years offering a mobile welding service trading under the name ‘Fusion (Bickenhill) Ltd’ it moved into the Vacuum Tanker construction market and changed its name to WHALE TANKERS.
High standards of build and attention to customer needs with continuous product improvement, have ensured that Whale has grown steadily to its current highly respected position in the world market.
A wide range of options are available on all our tanker models. Whale also has a division called JetTec selling trailer mounted and van mounted high pressure jetting equipment.
Whale | Customers
Our customers need to keep their vehicles on the road and our Service and Spares Departments are uniquely equipped to carry out this vital task.
On site we have 10 service bays. Off site the support is provided by over 17 service engineers using well-equipped vans and based both at Solihull and around the UK.
Backing up both is a service administrative team helping with customer enquiries, organising commissions and preventative maintenance plans.
Also on site and backing up the Service team is a dedicated Parts department. Well over £1million pounds of spares are held in stock for “next day” deliveries within the UK.
Whale | Progress
We are dedicated to remaining the leading waste tanker company in Europe.
We have invested over £3 million on a new “Environmentally Friendly” shot blasting & painting plant, tank manufacturing plant and service department along with the essential IT systems and infrastructure necessary to support our team internally and externally.
Our aim is to continue to meet our customers’ needs by providing cost effective, innovative and efficient products that are environmentally friendly backed up by a second to none sales and after sales service and parts.
Whale | People
The major factor in Whale’s success has been motivation, skills and loyalty of all employees, who on average have been with Whale for 11 and a half years.
Absenteeism is very low at 3% and the largest shareholder is its 200 strong workforce. Whale operates a single status site with the aim to have all its work force on staff status.
All new employees undergo lengthy training before progression and continuous training is undergone at all levels. This results in a multi-skilled workforce with great flexibility.
Whale also look to the future by operating an Advanced Apprenticeship scheme and are an equal opportunities employer, who welcome all regardless of age, gender, race or disability.
Whale | Environment
It is, and always has been. Whale’s policy to continuously improve the environment as well as production methods.
Our premises are set in 160 acres of woodlands and wetlands and were derelict when first acquired. They have been progressively developed with sensitivity to the environment, old buildings restored in keeping with their original style and all new factory buildings have been built to blend in with the surrounding.
The lakes and ponds have been dredged and cleared and the wooded areas have been cleared and landscaped.
Over the years thousands of trees and tonnes of daffodils have been planted. An additional 3 acre lake was created in 1989. Fauna and Flora now thrive in abundance.
Part of this haven for wildlife is designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest by the Nature Conservation Council.
Whale has also received two awards from the RSPB for creating a habitat suitable for wildfowl and migratory aquatic birds. The RSPB has described the site as ‘a shining example of just how much industry can contribute to the natural world’.