In 2012 Fuller Tankers were the first tanker manufacturer in the UK to achieve European Whole Vehicle Type Approval (ECWVTA) with the Fuller Recycler – a tanker built on a Volvo FM 6 x 2 Chassis Cab that is available as either 18-tonne or 26-32-tonne versions. Both trucks use the latest technology that enables them to recycle the dirty water collected from the drain to be filtered clean enough to be re-used in the jetting system.
Managing director of Fuller Tankers, Nathan Jones said that the company’s customers are mainly blue chip buyers like councils, water authorities or private contractors. This means that the company puts high emphasis on the quality of materials supplied to them. He also said the company began working with Eldon in 2002 due to the fast growing introduction of electrical components to drive parts previously mechanically powered.
Nathan Jones stated that the Fuller Tankers first bought the wall mounted mild steel enclosures from Eldon but that changed after a few years to stainless steel in order to avoid corrosion to the boxes mounted outside and exposed to harsh conditions. He also said the factors for deciding upon Eldon included cost and quality: “The quality of Eldon’s stainless steel enclosures is very good and it is clear that Eldon keeps up to speed in new technologies. We always feel Eldon will step up to the mark if we need help, which is a good reflection of the personal relationship they have developed with us.”
He also said a big advantage of working with Eldon has also been its ISO 9001:2008 quality certification and other certificates, which is something Fuller Tanker’s customers is now expecting from all its suppliers. “Having full approval documentation for all the parts of the Fuller Recycler was the reason we were successful in gaining ECWVTA accreditation”