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This month, Nicholson Plastics proudly celebrate 50-years in business after initially beginning operations in 1968 as a producer of one-piece GRP water storage tanks. Over the years, the company has expanded its product portfolio and to date have supplied over 135,000 tanks to a range of industry sectors across Scotland, England and parts of Europe.

Following initial launch, Nicholson Plastics became one of the first companies to pioneer the use of glass reinforced plastic (GRP) for the production of sectional storage tank panels and quickly grew its market share. This innovative application of materials is one of the many examples of how the company continually evolves techniques and processes to remain at the forefront of industry requirements. Since its formation, Nicholson Plastics has approached every shift within the water storage market as an opportunity to evolve, improve and grow.

Acquired by the Tricel Group in 1999, a highly recognised and trusted global supplier of solutions to the water, environmental, construction and materials industries, the company is now one of the largest entities within the organisation. The strategic move has been a considerable success as Nicholson Plastics now enjoy the benefits of being part of a global group. Advantages of this include access to the latest product developments, consistent supply of high-quality raw materials and components while maintaining the unique and individual identity which has been built over the last 50-years. Today, the company is widely recognised as a leading operator in the water storage solutions market.

“Nicholson Plastics would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude to all our staff for their unwavering dedication and support over the last 50-years. The company held a day of fun events and BBQ at Overton Farm to celebrate this company milestone. Nicholson Plastics would especially like to thank all our loyal customers who have supported the company over the last number of decades. The demand and requirements for water storage are ever evolving, and thanks to companies like Nicholson Plastics the quality of water stored is ever improving”, commented Steven Dempster, Nicholson Plastics MD.

Operating from locations based in Lanark and Croydon within the UK, and from Killarney in Ireland, Nicholson Plastics have a unique production capability. The company began providing one-piece tanks in 1968, and today includes sectional tanks and also offering bespoke custom mould services to deliver tailored products suiting individual requirements. The company estimates it has provided storage solutions for up to 100 million litres of water across multiple industry sectors.

For more information about the water storage solutions offered by Nicholson Plastics, visit the website https://www.nicholsonplastics.co.uk/ or call directly on +44 (0) 1555 664316 or +44 (0) 2086 648523 to speak to an industry specialist.


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