Cleveland Containers attends FPS EXPO 2016
You may or may not be aware, but as part of expanding our services, this year we have ventured into the UK bunded tank market. Having done this, we thought it only made perfect sense to attend the UK’s largest oil distribution event in April – FPS (Federation of Petroleum Suppliers) EXPO 2016.
As we headed along the M62, we couldn’t wait to get to the state of the art Exhibition Centre Liverpool, where we would get to talk shop with a wide variety of companies and industry experts, who like us, were keen to show off their latest innovations to the visiting consumers.
With senior professionals from across the UK, Europe and as far afield as the USA, we knew we had to make the most of the two day event, to show off everything that is great about Cleveland Containers.
A new venue and an increase in exhibition space meant there were over 150 exhibitors across the two days, so it really was a great opportunity to get the Cleveland Containers name out there, as well as meet those who have already established themselves in the industry.
Some of the bigger names in the industry we were lucky enough to see included Scania, Wincanton, MAN Truck and Bus UK Ltd, Philips 66 UK, RTN, Kingspan Environmental, Hytek, Emco Wheaton, Pen Underwriting incorporating OAMPS, Williams Tankers, Valero Energy and Mabanaft Ltd.
However, it was also great to see some familiar faces as well, as some of the companies exhibiting were our bunded oil tank & bunded diesel tank suppliers, Kingspan, Harelquin and Carbery.
All three companies were showing off a range of their tanks on each of their stands, which gave us the opportunity to see the tanks in the flesh.
It also gave us a chance to speak to the people who know the most about these products, and we were able to learn new things about them, which will help us provide the best service possible to our future customers.
Events such as the FPS EXPO 2016 are a great way to get potential business leads and we were glad to be able to connect with oil and fuel suppliers from across the UK, who will be able to refer our tanks to customers and vice versa.
As the OFTEC rules and regulations about oil and fuel tanks are ever expanding, with the aim of making the environment a safer place, it was also good to meet tank installers, to pick their brains about the latest news.
Adding a list of certified tank installers to our new website is the next stage in our ongoing development of the Tank Shop and overall improvement of our current services.
The drive back to Teesside was a quiet one as it had been a busy couple of days, but it was definitely worth the trip away and we’re already looking forward to attending next year’s event. FPS EXPO 2017 will be on the 10th and 11th May and if you’re wondering if you should go, we recommend you get signed up and we’ll hopefully see you there!