Whale Tankers will be celebrating its 45th year anniversary later in 2014 and a number of activities and events are being planned to mark this significant milestone in the company’s history.

The business actually started in 1969 as a mobile welding business called Fusion (Bickenhill) Limited and became Whale Tankers in 1974, selling its first two vacuum tankers to Progressive Waste Disposal in Birkenhead that year. The company’s first overseas order – 50 tanker kits from Hyundai Motor Co in Korea – followed just one year later.

Now 45 years on, the company is a very different business but the founding values of quality, service and reliability are still as important today as they were back in 1969. Working closely with customers has always been a key ingredient of the Whale Tankers’ success story over the last 45 years, so if any customer has any stories, photographs or other memories that you would like to share with us in this anniversary year, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us at whalemail@whale.co.uk