Western Global Turns 60
We're celebrating 60 years of being ready
Starting as a family business manufacturing trailers in 1962, Western has evolved into a global leader in fuel storage solutions. This month we are celebrating this milestone across all our offices. And we thank all our employees and customers who have helped shape the company’s reputation for excellence.
“It’s great to be part of a company and team that has grown to be respected in the industry over the last 60 years. It is our focus on fuel tanks sets us apart from our competitors; our tanks are built to last, which is why Western has many loyal customers.” (Matthew Botterill, General Manager UK).
Key milestones in Western Global’s history
1962- Western Global was founded as a trailer manufacturer. Western operated with that focus until the local fire department asked if water tanks could be placed on trailers.
1962 – 1972 – the company was founded, and Western Global introduced a transportable water tank.
2002 – After decades of manufacturing water tanks, Western launched the first TransCube Global fuel tank in 2002.
Learn more about the Western Global timeline on About WG.
From round tanks to the very first cube tank
The TransCube Global was Western Global’s debut in the fuel storage industry and has since become the industry benchmark of all transportable cube-shaped tanks. This innovative fuel tank is designed in our renowned cube-shape and is easily transportable on site, even when filled with fuel.
Since then, we have focused on the fuel industry and expanded throughout North America and Europe.
#FutureReady with the latest fuel storage solutions
We’re excited to enter a new wave of next-generation fuel storage and help customers prepare for the demands of an ever-changing job site. For example, greener HVO fuels are on the rise and making waves throughout the industry.
“Our fuel tanks easily adapt to store and manage alternative fuels. Alternative fuels, such as HVO (Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil), is quickly becoming the fuel of choice for the construction industry.” (Matthew Botterill, General Manager – UK).
HVO, a sustainable, low-carbon biofuel derived from waste products and other biomass, reduces emissions by up to 85 percent. Western Global designs on-site fuel tanks to be HVO Ready as a proactive approach. It can be used as a direct, drop-in alternative for fossil diesel and can be safely stored in all Western Global fuel tanks.
It’s our job to ensure you receive the right solutions for both now and the future. By listening to our customers on the ground and innovating from within, our engineers have been able to stay a step ahead in developing tomorrow’s fuel storage solutions.
Be ready with Western Global
We couldn’t be prouder of where our company is today. As we evolve with new fuel trends, we will continue to be at the forefront of the market, providing the valuable solutions our customers need with our market-leading fuel tanks.
See the different ways we’ve kept businesses up and running, read our Customer Stories here.