Celebrating 30 years of oil tank manufacture

November 25th, 2015 10:11 PM

By Southern Star Team

Jim Hunt and Kevin Kelleher, left, who were involved in the production of Carbery Plastics' first tank, 30 years ago, and, right, Michael McCarthy and Cal McCarthy with Carbery Plastic's newest tank design

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WEST CORK firm Carbery Plastics are celebrating their 30-year anniversary of the manufacture of their first plastic oil tank.

Over these last three decades, Carbery Plastics have embraced a new generation of design technology, developed a new generation of fuel tanks and welcomed the next generation of the McCarthy family to the business.  

Through embracing new technology and improving standards, Carbery Plastics have been able to remain at the forefront of developing innovate fuel storage solutions and robust mobile fuel pumps.

Finite Element Analysis tools allow Carbery Plastics to simulate the strain tanks will endure in the field and develop these further to ensure tanks will withstand the strains of real world use.  

Design techniques and technology have come on leaps and bounds since the initial hand drawn designs of Carbery Plastic’s first oil tank. CAD has rapidly improved the design process and has allowed Carbery Plastics to simulate and modify designs more efficiently and more effectively.

With improvements in design and growing knowledge our customer requirements Carbery Plastics soon began developing both single skin oil tanks and bunded oil tanks. The bunded tank consists of a ‘tank within a tank’, where fuel is stored in the inner tank, whilst the outer tank acts as a failsafe in case of spillage, significantly reducing the risk of an environmental pollution incident. 

 Currently in Ireland and the UK all commercial, industrial and institutional oil tank installations require bunded oil tanks. 

With 30 years’ experience of high quality fuel tank production, Carbery Plastics have attained a strong presence in the agricultural sector and construction sector with a growing customer base, with distributors across Ireland, the UK and Europe. 

 Carbery Plastics are delighted to be celebrate reaching this 30 year milestone of the production of Carbery Plastics first oil tank with the launch of the new 650L Combi R.  

Carbery Plastics is a strong local employer with a workforce of 40, independently owned and managed by a team with unrivalled experience and passion for rotational moulding. 

Carbery Plastics anticipates continued growth in business, production and employment over the coming 30 years of oil tank production. 

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