Last night 100 attendees witnessed the fusion of innovation and craftsmanship at a special road tanker launch in Essendon.
Mark Stables, Managing Director of the Holmwood Group of Companies Victoria, said the latest stainless steel tanker to join the Hockney & Co portfolio marked a significant milestone for the bulk liquid storage and transportation system specialist.
“In collaboration with the talented and dedicated Holmwood engineering team we set out to offer a reliable and high quality alternative at a low price point representing unrivalled our market value,” he said in his presentation.
“Leveraging design expertise we took an already reputable type of product and infused that with Australian engineering practice.Holmwood Group of Companies Victoria Managing Director, Mark Stables, delivers his keynote presentation at the tanker launch.
“In the past five years we witnessed growth and a design maturity. But also a resounding success in the supply of aluminium tankers across Australia under this model.
“Bolstered by this success and driven by our commitment to innovation, we’ve decided to embark on a new frontier in the world of stainless steel tankers.
“We know the industry has been yearning for an alternative to the incumbent for quite some time.”
Stables said that while it is fully imported and price competitive the Hockney & Co stainless steel tanker is 100 per cent Australian designed.
“Every curve, every detail has been crafted carefully from our home right here in Melbourne,” he said.
“This tanker is not just a product; it’s a testament to our dedication to excellence – the symbol of our very commitment to delivering a top tier solution to our customers.”FBT Transwest Managing Director, Cameron Dunn (pictured left) emphasises the importance of partnerships in the industry with reference to the latest Hockney & Co innovation.
FBT Transwest Managing Director, Cameron Dunn, and his team, worked with Holmwood and Hockney & Co to develop a stainless steel tanker combination that delivers his company values of quality, safety, service and trust.
“Good businesses are safe businesses whereas safe businesses are sustainable businesses. That’s what this product and the relationship will bring to the industry.”
Dunn thanked all industry partners involved in the support and development of the Hockney & Co stainless steel tanker innovation.
The FBT Spec includes various components from Fort Vale, Air Brake Systems, Haulmax Tyres (supported by their Haulmax Wingman program), SAF-Holland’s tyre pressure monitoring system, Fleetmark along with access to 3M reflective tape for safety marking, HELLA lighting, WHG (telematics, cameras) and more.
The new FBT Transwest stainless steel tanker from Hockney & Co is due to join the fleet next week where it will transport a range of chemicals such as caustic soda.
The tanker launch was held 7 December at 228 Wirraway Road, Essendon Airport, Victoria, at Hangar 5.The ‘FBT spec’ Hockney & Co stainless steel tanker unveiled.
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