SIA Flexitanks A Year in Review 2023

SIA Flexitanks A Year in Review 2023

2023 has been a pivotal year for SIA Flexitanks, marked by significant milestones in innovation, global expansion, and a reinforced commitment to sustainability. As the world’s largest independent provider, we had much to celebrate as we marked our 12th Year in Business. Not only did this include growth that furthered our global operations and commitment to sustainability but also saw us introduce several new products into our range.


As a leader in the flexitank industry, we’ve continued to push boundaries, enhancing our global operations and introducing state-of-the-art products and services. Our journey through the dynamic landscapes of 2023 stands as a testament to our resilience, adaptability, and unwavering dedication to excellence.


SIA Flextainks 2023 Highlights:

  • New Product Launches and Innovations
  • Opened New SIA Malaysia Office: Pasir Gudang
  • Launched SIA Australia
  • Attended Major Global Logistics Events
  • Listed in the 2023 Ireland Inc USA 250 Index
  • Celebrated 12 Years in Business
  • Committed to a Sustainable Future


Embracing Technological Innovations

2023 at SIA Flexitanks was marked by significant technological advancements. We made significant progress on the New SIA App, a cloud-based solution poised to revolutionize the flexitank installation process with enhanced real-time tracking and quality control. Additionally, in response to customer needs, we launched a 26,000-litre flexitank, which represents our ongoing efforts to provide efficient and cost-effective solutions for bulk liquid transport. These technological strides not only improved our operational efficiency but also solidified our position as industry innovators.


Expanding Our Global Footprint

Throughout 2023, SIA Flexitanks experienced robust growth across various regions.



The establishment of SIA Flexitanks Australia, with the appointment of Mathew McDonald as the Country Manager, marked a significant expansion into the Australian market, particularly in the wine industry. Our US operations witnessed increased business activities, especially in Houston, with a notable rise in activities in the lube oil and Crude Glycerin products sectors.


“The opening of our Adelaide office marks a strategic move towards expanding our footprint in Australia and diversifying our service offerings,” said Mathew McDonald, Country Manager of SIA Flexitanks in Australia. “We are excited about the opportunities that lie ahead, and we are confident that our presence in Adelaide will contribute to the continued success of SIA Flexitanks in the region.” –  Mathew McDonald, Australia Country Manager

A picture of text saying Adelaide Awaits, new offices in AUSTRALIA.



Our strategic approach to growth was further exemplified by the opening of our third Malaysian office and warehouse in Pasir Gudang, enhancing our presence in Asia. These expansions reflect our unwavering commitment to global growth and market leadership. This location, complementing our existing offices in Penang and Kuala Lumpur, has become a cornerstone of our expansion in Asia. CEO Damien McClean’s participation in the opening ceremony highlighted our dedication to this vibrant region.

Leading Through Industry Events

Our active involvement in key logistics events, such as the logistics fair in Munich, The Breakbulk Americas event in Houston, and the MATRADE Trade Shows, showcased our role as industry leaders. These events provided platforms for networking, collaboration, and presenting our innovative solutions to a global audience.


Munich Logistics Fair

In May we attended the Logistics Fair in Munich. The fair was back to full strength with 180,000 visitors over 3 days. Our team used the opportunity to meet up with customers and agents from all over the world. It was a busy few days but very productive.


Breakbulk Americas Event

Our participation in the Breakbulk Americas event at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas was a highlight of 2023. Alan Miner, representing SIA USA, engaged with numerous logistics and trucking companies, freight forwarders, and NVOCCs, expanding our network and strengthening relationships with existing clients in the logistics and supply chain sectors.


The event also offered an opportunity to explore the latest industry advancements, including innovative equipment like new forklift models and aerial droids. Alan’s interactions with various port authorities and industry peers underscored the importance of such events in fostering connections and staying abreast of industry trends and technologies.


Breakbulk Americas Event

Breakbulk Americas Event


MATRADE Trade Shows

Our active participation in the Breakbulk Americas event and the MATRADE Trade Shows in Dhaka, Mumbai, and Chennai highlighted our commitment to global networking and industry leadership. Ellie Chua, representing SIA Asia, successfully showcased our products and forged valuable connections, demonstrating our collaborative spirit and global reach.

Ellie with the organising team of MATRADE Chennai

One of the photos at the exhibition in Mumbai where Team SIA had a booth to introduce our product

Ellie with Malaysia’s High Commissioner in Bangladesh Her Excellency Haznah Md Hashim


Recognition as a Top Irish Company in the USA

In 2023, SIA Flexitanks proudly maintained its position in the prestigious Ireland INC US 250 Index, recognizing our status as a top Irish company operating in the United States. This listing acknowledges our continued success and growth, reflecting our strong presence across 40 states. Our US head office in Houston, Texas, remains a pivotal part of our global operations.


SIA Flexitanks Featured in Ireland Inc US 250 Index 2023

Celebrating 12 Years of Industry Leadership and Innovation

2023 marks a significant milestone for SIA Flexitanks as we celebrate our 12th anniversary. Over these twelve remarkable years, we have established ourselves as a dominant force in the flexitank industry, known for our innovation, resilience, and global reach.


Our journey, which began in 2011, has seen us grow from a pioneering startup to a leading global provider, now active in over 70 countries worldwide. This year, as we reflect on our 12-year legacy, we recognize the achievements that have solidified our standing in the industry. We’ve built a robust team, developed an extensive network of offices and agencies, and fostered strong partnerships across continents—from our roots in Ireland and Houston to strategic locations in Port Klang, Pasir Gudang, Rotterdam, Italy, Australasia, and beyond.

SIA Celebrates 12 years in business

SIA Celebrates 12 years in business

Our expansion into groundbreaking territories, such as our operations in Africa, has been a testament to our commitment to meet the evolving needs of the global market. As we celebrate this 12-year mark, it’s not just a celebration of our past achievements but also an acknowledgment of our ongoing commitment to innovation, customer service, and sustainable solutions.


Each year has been a step forward in our mission to provide unparalleled flexitank services globally. Our journey so far has been filled with challenges, successes, and continuous learning, all of which have contributed to our growth and resilience as an industry leader.


Here’s to celebrating 12 years of SIA Flexitanks – a journey of success, innovation, and global expansion. We look forward to continuing this journey, paving new paths, and reaching greater heights in the years to come.


Commitment to a Sustainable Future

A cornerstone of our operations in 2023 was our commitment to sustainability. We embarked on initiatives to develop a circular economy for flexitanks, focusing on recovery, reuse, and recycling. Our plans for reusable bulkheads and collaboration with recycling partners to upcycle used flexitanks into new products like stadium seats reflect our dedication to environmental responsibility. These efforts are pivotal in positioning SIA as a leader in sustainable bulk liquid transport solutions.




Reflecting on the past year, SIA Flexitanks stands out as an industry leader, forging ahead in innovation, global growth, and sustainability. Our achievements in 2023 have laid a solid foundation for continued success. As we look to the future, we are excited to continue breaking new ground and achieving further milestones, always striving to exceed expectations and deliver unparalleled service in the bulk liquid transport industry.


Work with SIA Flexitanks

Collaborating with SIA Flexitanks means joining forces with an industry leader known for innovative solutions, a comprehensive global network, and a commitment to quality. Our focus on quality and safety is unwavering, as demonstrated by our ISO certifications and adherence to the highest industry standards. With our customized flexitank solutions, we ensure optimal efficiency and satisfaction for your shipping needs.


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