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About Us

Fuel Proof has established an enviable reputation as leaders in the field of fuel storage equipment, with a client base spanning every continent and including many of the world's largest companies. We supply systems that are designed to deliver better security, service life, ease of use, reliability and value for money. Every tank is manufactured in-house, which means we can guarantee unrivalled quality in every piece of Fuel Proof equipment. Our range of fuel storage systems is the result of investing in our people, state-of-the-art engineering facilities and the latest 3D design technology. As a company we take great pride in setting the highest standards, both in our products and in the way that we work with our customers to deliver on their exact requirements.

Fuel Proof Ltd site at Heysham, Lancashire
Fuel Proof Ltd site at Heysham, Lancashire


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Our products and services 

Our aim is to supply equipment that meets your exact requirements, and by ensuring our production costs are kept to a minimum we are able to offer this equipment at low prices. Our entire range of equipment is of the latest specification and is produced with our customer's needs in mind. We recognise the need for a quality product at a competitive price, and also a high level of customer service.

Whatever your requirements may be, we aim to provide you with a first class service making Fuel Proof your number one choice.

Continued investment in machinery and facilities

  • 25,000 sq.ft. product assembly and storage facility

  • 39,000 sq.ft. manufacturing and finishing facility

  • CNC 4-roll plate rolling machine

  • CNC tube bender

  • Bystronic 6kW fibre laser cutting machine

  • Bystronic 250 tonne CNC press brake

  • Column & boom welding system with 16m track and 15 tonne capacity

  • 3 x robotic welding cells

  • 2 x spray booth with oven

  • Shotblasting facility with full recovery system

  • Solidworks 3D CAD design system 

Company history 

Fuel Proof Ltd was formed in 2000 by directors Andrew Hargreaves and Roger Pilkington and was initially based in Settle, North Yorkshire along with sister company Roll-tec Safety Ltd. The company began by hiring out fuel tanks and bowsers in the North West, and quickly expanded its hire fleet to meet the growing demand for safe, compliant fuel storage. In the first 12 months the hire fleet doubled in size to 50 tanks, and the first of Fuel Proof’s own products were designed, developed and manufactured.

Fuel bowser at Arcow Quarry, North Yorkshire
One of Fuel Proof's first hire bowsers on site at Arcow Quarry, North Yorkshire

In November 2001 the company relocated to a larger factory near Milnthorpe, Cumbria. With continual product development and new additions to the range of equipment, Fuel Proof quickly began to establish itself as one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of fuel storage equipment. Early 2002 saw the introduction of the popular ‘Fuelcube’ range of tanks, which have since become one of the most successful products in the company’s range. In 2003 the ADR compliant range of tanks from 1000 to 2500 litres was introduced to meet changing legislation for the transportation of diesel on the highway. Later in the year the range of bulk tanks was launched together with a water storage range, as the company looked to gain wider market coverage. In 2004, sales increased to a new record high as the company gained a reputation for high-quality, low-cost products both in the UK and overseas. A range of aviation fuel storage equipment was introduced in early 2005 to cater for aircraft refuelling.

In September 2005 plans were finalised on a relocation/development programme at a 5 acre site in Heysham, Lancashire. Relocation was completed in early 2006, and work began on extensive developments at the site. A new CNC plate roller was installed together with a state-of-the-art laser cutting machine. A new spray booth and oven was installed in June, followed by a new purpose built extension housing a shot blast facility and second spray booth.

In September 2007 plans were finalised for a new 25,000 sq. ft. assembly and warehouse facility. Completed in July 2008, the new facility has increased efficiency and helps us to process the large range of advanced products we now manufacture.

The company currently employs 12 office staff and 35 factory staff, and with further facility and product developments in the pipeline, the company is rapidly establishing itself as a worldwide leader in its field.

Fuel Proof directors Andrew Hargreaves and Roger Pilkington
Fuel Proof Ltd directors Andrew Hargreaves and Roger Pilkington - Norway, 2014


Client base

BAE Systems
National Grid
Rolls Royce
United Utilities
Metropolitan Police
London Ambulance Service
Northwest Air Ambulance
UK Fire & Rescue Service
The Ministry Of Defence
The Royal Air Force
United Nations
United States Armed Forces
United States Air Force
Oxford University
The University of Cambridge
Councils throughout the UK