Transporting bulk liquids, gases and hazardous goods
Wincanton is one of the UK and Ireland’s largest and most diverse tanker operators. Having started out transporting milk in 1925 we now maintain a fleet of over 700 tankers. Providing a distribution service for all liquid and powder products, food grade and non-food grade, bulk and packed dangerous goods. From raw material crude oil through to end products, such as petroleum and lubricants, LPG and specialist gases.
From petroleum to food ingredients
Each year, Wincanton transports enough fuel to fill 133 million family cars, enough LPG to heat over 3,000 family homes for a lifetime and about 1.76 billion pints of milk . Our bulk tanker services provide solutions for customers across many sectors, from petroleum to food manufacturers, farmers to utility companies. And we deliver to a diverse range of places including farms, hospitals, petrol stations, holiday cottage, building yards and industrial and manufacturing locations.
From raw materials to end products our bulk tanker fleet transports:
- Fuel (mainline, ethanol, aviation)
- Gas (LPG, argon, hydrogen, oxygen)
- Crude oil
- Milk and bulk foods, such as sugar, yeast, juices, salt, sugar and chocolate
- Powdered cement
Dangerous goods storage
Wincanton has extensive experience in the storage of hazardous goods, both bulk and packed goods, all under Control of Major Accident Hazards (COMAH) regulations. We provide secure storage solutions on both a dedicated and shared user basis, offering value added services to help our customers reduce costs while supporting them with expert knowledge to ensure they deliver their supply chain goals.
Tanker equipment and innovation
We currently have 250 trained drivers to handle food products, 230 bulk food grade tankers, 60 powder tanks, 500 ADR tankers, 1000 ADR trained drivers and manage over 700,000 bulk deliveries each year.
Wincanton continues to innovate in this market to reduce environmental impact and has introduced aerodynamic tankers into our petroleum fleet, increasing fuel efficiency by 5%. To further aid sustainability our vehicles are fitted with telemetry allowing us to manage and improve fuel consumption.
Other innovations include the introduction of faster pumping equipment on our milk delivery vehicles and optimised transport schedules to increase vehicle payload and offer cost-effectiveness to our customers.
This expertise has been recognised with an award in 2010 from one of our customers, Chevron, who awarded us with ‘the most admired carrier’ commendation for our mainline fuel distribution, while Total presented us the ‘supplier of the year’ award in 2011 for our lubricants distribution service.
Health and safety leadership
Wincanton operates in an industry where health and safety is paramount. We have a proven track record of delivering the highest recognised standards across our contracts.
We have a dedicated health and safety team, with customer-specific training. All of this is supported by Wincanton’s fully qualified Dangerous Goods Safety Advisors (DGSA) and fleet engineering service. Our fully qualified ADR drivers are trained by our in-house accredited driver-training programme with a strong health and safety infrastructure.
Wincanton also carries out regular and stringent internal audits, to ensure that our standards meet, and often exceed, ongoing relevant industry regulations and legislative considerations. We have long term relationships with some of the leading industry suppliers of hazardous goods, demonstrating our commitment to delivering the best service standards in this crucial sector.
In 2010, Wincanton was awarded the Prince Michael Award for our commitment and dedication to road safety for the last 25 years. This award singled out our bulk tanker operation and fleet engineering services.
Wincanton takes hygiene standards for food grade tankers seriously. We ensure that our tankers meet stringent standards and are product compatible when collecting different products.
Our operational team have HACCP plans in place to comply with HSE legislation and are fully trained in the handling of bulk food products.