WG Tanker Group

Supplying new & used tankers and services to the dry bulk industry across the UK and Europe

WG Tankers Workshops

Workshops

We are market leaders and innovators in the supply and installation of pressure discharge and vacuum equipment in the dry bulk industry.

WG Tankers Sales and Hire

Sales & Hire

With a fleet of over 300 vehicles we offer fleet ranges from tipping, belly and vacuum tankers, non-foodgrade and foodgrade.

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Parts

With over 7,000 parts in stock, we realise the importance of being able to supply parts quickly and at a competitive price.

WG Tankers Specialist Coatings

Specialist Coatings

Providing Paint shop services and solutions to Rail, Defence, Nuclear, Commercial, Marine and Specialist sectors.

WG Tanker Group

Supplying new & used tankers and services to the dry bulk industry across the UK and Europe

WG Tankers Workshops

Workshops

We are market leaders and innovators in the supply and installation of pressure discharge and vacuum equipment in the dry bulk industry.

WG Tankers Sales and Hire

Sales & Hire

With a fleet of over 300 vehicles we offer fleet ranges from tipping, belly and vacuum tankers, non-foodgrade and foodgrade.

parts homepage

Parts

With over 7,000 parts in stock, we realise the importance of being able to supply parts quickly and at a competitive price.

WG Tankers Specialist Coatings

Specialist Coatings

Providing Paint shop services and solutions to Rail, Defence, Nuclear, Commercial, Marine and Specialist sectors.

About WG Tanker Group

Established in 1989 WG Tanker Group are now the UK Market Leaders and Innovators in the supply and installation of Pressure Discharge and Vacuum Equipment in the Dry Bulk Industry. We are authorised warranty repairers for Feldbinder and ZVVZ and have earned Premier Partnership Status from GHH Rand. Our Specialist Coatings Division offers solutions in the Road, Rail, Defence, Commercial, Air and Maritime Sectors. Through our Research & Development team, we listen to all our customer’s needs and work in partnership to Develop & Innovate new Solutions. This is to make our customers the number one service providers within their own businesses.

Arriva TrainCare

Arriva TrainCare (ATC) are delighted to have established a long-term partnership with WG Specialist Coatings (WGSC). Over the past ten years, ATC and WGSC have collaborated to repaint over 600 rail vehicles at our Crewe and Eastleigh locations, with work undertaken to high quality standards and high levels of customer satisfaction within the rail industry. We look forward to further developing our working relationship with WGSC in the future.

Arriva TrainCare (ATC)
Northern Trains

Northern Trains WG Tankers were a valued collaboration partner in the refurbishment of over 270 units in the Northern Fleet across 8 types. The work has transformed the exterior and interior of our vehicles and is a key element in our building back campaign with our customers. They have also supported our Digital Trains project to ensure on unit release that the interiors have been bought back to the as refurbished standard.

Northern Trains
Breedon

As a specialist in the repair and maintenance of Dry Powder Bulk Road Tankers, WG Tankers have been for many years, and continue to be, a reliable and trustworthy supplier to Breedon Cement. Their support in reducing operational downtime through maintenance and parts availability is second to none. This is complimented by them being a distributor for ZVVZ Road Tankers, a service which Breedon has taken full advantage of with the purchase of a fleet of new road tankers maintained by WG. In short, there is no challenge too big nor job too small that WG cannot do, and will always do to the highest of standards, that and they are a great bunch to work with too.

Breedon
Qualitech

WG Tankers have worked closely with Qualitech Environmental Services on 4 x tankers. 3 were refurbished and modified to our specification for drinking water carbon. This work was carried out to the highest standard with no exception. The 4th tanker was a new ADR vacuum rated tanker that was also modified to our specification and again to the highest standard with no exception. All deadlines were on time. A professional and courteous service is what we received.

Qualitech Environmental Services LTD
Meridian Generic Rail Limited

WG Tankers has proven to be the right partner for us on our Universal Barrier Vehicle Project. As a specialist in their field, they showed flexibility and willingness to collectively find solutions throughout the project.

Refurbishment projects such as ours can be quite challenging and can often produce some nasty surprises. WG Tanker were more than up to the challenge and work was completed with fantastic attention to detail, on time and on budget. We are confident that WG Tanker will always conduct their work to the highest standard of quality and with a particular focus on excellent customer service.

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WG Tanker Group History

October 1989 WG Tanker Group started out as Waterhouses Garage servicing both cars and commercial vehicles earning their reputation as the go-to business for service and repairs from their depot in Waterhouses between Leek and Ashbourne. In 1991 the Managing Director sort an opportunity and approached the large cement works at Cauldon and offered their services where over the coming months a service trial was entered and a partnership quickly grew with WG Tankers becoming the cement works service and maintenance solution. The operation quickly grew, and over the first year saw the entire Cauldon fleet being serviced and maintained by WG Tankers. Other tanker fleet operators within the area soon got to know of WG Tankers reputation and the business started to grow and so did the knowledge and expertise within the business. 1992 WG Tankers sort to grow even further and expanded when becoming a Feldbinder UK Service Partner supporting the UK sales, service, warranty and specialist repairs throughout the UK & Ireland. Over the years WG Tankers have worked in partnership with Feldbinder and the shared knowledge has supported growth within the companies own people through inspired personal development which helps to maintain the foundations of what we work on today.

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Over the coming years, the Managing Director was actively traveling all over Europe buying up as many tankers as possible where WG Tankers refurbed to the highest of standards and in turn the Hire Fleet was born. The hire department started its life in 1993 and still remains today and the hire fleet is now in excess of 300 vehicles and continues to grow. 2001 saw WG Tanker enter a partnership with GHH Rand working with UK sales and services, amalgamating our values, ingenuity, expertise, and industry knowledge in the bulk transport sector. Our partnership has been in place for many years and will remain for many to come as we strive together to deliver world-class products and services for our customers in the bulk transport market. 2005 WG Tankers looked to expand their operations further and purchased a 5.5 acre site just off the A50 at Foston in Derbyshire where the hire department was relocated to allow further expansion of its operations and the purchase of Crowtrees industrial Estate in Waterhouses. This was the new foundation for our expanding parts department which now holds over 7000 parts to support all FFB,GHH and ZVVZ Stocks and more. 2006 saw the development of the first four fully comprehensive drive-through workshop bays and two spray booths. This was also the year “Specialist Coatings” was developed opening up more opportunities providing paint shop services and solutions to the commercial, rail and specialist sectors. WG Specialist Coatings growth ensured that WG Tanker Group has the capability to process all of their customer requirements as a one-stop shop.

2009 WG Tanker sort to grow even further, the development of the main rail facilities were built within our Foston location and worked within in partnership with our customers at sites all around the UK to meet any of our customers specifications, requirements and warranties throughout. 2015 WG Tankers became the ZVVZ UK partner for sales, service, warranty and specialist repairs throughout the UK & Ireland. From this WG Tankers has been working to offer innovative solutions in the dry bulk industry through repairs & maintenance contracts and bespoke builds to suit customer requirements. 2020 was the birth of WG Tankers research & development and bespoke building department, taking the expertise gained throughout the years and putting it all together to provide leading innovation. Providing the latest technological advancements and a clear path forward for the future developments and growth of WG Tankers today.

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