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About Universal tanker group ltd

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A little bit about us - Universal Tanker Group have over 25 years experience in the waste management industry. As a family owned company, we operate a client focussed, professional and friendly business with many new and established customers.


We believe our commitment to excellent customer service is what drives us to further develop and train our staff in order to provide the best possible service.

Based in Stokesley, North Yorkshire we operate from 18 depots throughout England and Scotland – Perth, Gateshead, Teesside, Doncaster, St Helens, Bromsgrove, Milton Keynes, Swindon, Rickmansworth, Bury St Edmonds, Nairn, Aberdeen, Coatbridge, Carlisle, Sutton-in-Ashfield, Ashford, Portsmouth & Dartford.


Our continued growth of investment in equipment and plant helps maintain our position at the forefront of the industry.


We provide safe, reliable and cost efficient water waste management solutions that comply with the stringent environmental standards required in today’s highly regulated market.


Specialising in the removal and disposal of liquid waste from septic tanks, sewage treatment plants, pump stations, grease traps, food processing, food waste and blocked drainage, as well as the transportation and delivery of non-potable water and the servicing of on-site welfare facilities.


We also supply new waste-water equipment such as waste holding tanks, water bowsers and on-demand pumps.

Trusted by the largest portable accommodation companies in the UK, we have solidified our position within the industry maintaining a strong focus on providing a professional, reliable and responsible service to all our clients. We also carry out works for the construction industry direct, dealing with some of the largest construction companies in Britain as well as providing servicing to individual home owners and local authorities.


In the 25 years the company has been operating we have built up strong relationships/partnerships with our customers and we continue to strive to provide an excellent quality of service.

The transportation of food waste to digestive plants complements our growing portfolio of waste produce management and we are proud to have been awarded the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS): a programme which drives best practice across Europe in terms of safety, efficiency and environmental awareness.

Other awards and accreditations include:

  1. Achilles

  2. Safe Contractor

  3. Construction Line Gold

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Our History

our history

In 1993 Company Director Simon Gunn followed his father’s footsteps and began to establish a new business in the portable cabin rental industry, renting cabins alongside welfare units. However, it wasn’t long until Simon recognised a gap in the market for providing high standard portable toilets and welfare units for both the construction and events industry.


As the business began to grow rapidly in 2005, a new challenge provided the Universal Group with an opportunity to invest in our first Vacuum Tanker. The acquisition opened new doors and the ability to not only begin servicing our own toilets and cabins but also service the facilities provided by a number of our long standing customers. Universal Tanker Solutions Ltd was born. 


As our vital customers expanded and branched into new areas, we invested our energy and finances to ensure we continued to grow with them. As part of this continued growth, Universal Tankers seized an opportunity to partner with Yorkshire based Waters Waste to create JV Waste, a joint venture partnership between the two outfits.


The family business mindset of both Universal Tankers and Waters Waste created a perfect jigsaw fit. The success of the venture brought Universal Tankers into new areas within the UK and a drive to grow even further. In 2017, Simon purchased Waters Waste and merged it with the Universal Group.


After the seamless takeover, Universal began seeking further expansion in early 2019 when North East based company Dial A Loo was the next company to be acquired by Universal Tanker Solutions Ltd. This put the company into a strong position with a coverage area as far north as the Scottish borders and as far south as the southern coast. 


Here at Universal Tankers, our staff and customers are always at the beating heart of everything we do and stand for. As a family run business, we pride ourselves in treating all our staff as an expansion of our ever growing family.


Our employees are more than just a number, we value their opinions and input into making Universal Tankers grow from strength to strength and this is why we continue to invest not only in the growth of our materialistic assets, but also in the development and training of our most vital assets, our staff.

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