From Luxury to Necessity: the History of On-site Refuelling

Friday 10 July 2015, 2:38PM
By Mini-Tankers


Very few are aware, but as on-site refuelling as an industry is less than 30years old. Over those three decades, contractors and developers from various fields have utilised it for their projects, making it an indispensable service.

Although very young, the on-site refuelling industry has enabled technological innovations, environmental safeguards and expanded safety requirements in sectors of farming, forestry and construction to advance quickly.

Additionally, on-site refuelling has benefited commercial industries and environments. Since its founding, these sectors have become more competitive and sophisticated. As a result, on-site refuelling service has elevated from being a luxury to being a necessity.

In the past, refuelling methods and applications would have been useful in remote and harsh working environments. Labourers had to carry cans and drums, then carted and hauled to farm, forestry and construction equipment. Operators insisted on balancing these cans and drums over tin funnels, despite the availability of hand pumps. Consequently, refuelling was dangerous, time-consuming and used up labour that could have been exerted on other operations.

To avoid damages and save time, innovators thought of a better way to refuel. Among these innovators was Mini-Tankers. In fact, the company has been at the forefront of on-site refuelling since it was introduced thirty years into the past. As part of their mission and service philosophy, the company was diligent at anticipating technological advances and new challenges to different industries.

Currently, the company’s fuelling tankers deliver fuel and lubricants directly to clients and the client’s equipment, be it on a remote construction site or a busy transportation fleet. Their technologies have some of the most sophisticated reporting data in New Zealand. This method ensures that the client’s fuel consumption is managed well and efficiently.

For more than two decades, Mini-Tankers hasprovided practical and efficient refuelling solutions, helping commercial and industry operations all over the country. With less fuel, they are able to aid in production and reduce risk.

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