Sean Gallagher with SIA Flexi-tanks founder and managing director Damien McClean
and European Director Greg Comer. Photo: Gerry Mooney
Every day around the world, companies are involved in transporting huge volumes of raw materials to their factories for use in the manufacture of all manner of products. Similarly, once produced, these finished goods must then be transported to distributors, retailers and to end users in every part of the world.
Besides the cost savings – a flexi fits in 32,000 bottle equivalents compared with the 9,000 a container full of pallets carries Bulk shipping is being adopted for its eco-friendliness.
First, the flexitanks weight is mostly wine, whereas glass bottles weigh 300 grams at the lower end to and nearly 1kg at the irresponsible upper end.
In 2017 SIA opened up their Italian office in the picturesque Tuscan town of Cecina.
Our team in Italy are Leonardo Calvaresi and Stephen Derbyshire. Leo and Steve have known Damien for over 25 years and as well as their shared interest in Flexitanks they share a passion for rugby. Leo can be seen in his playing days below.
SIA Italy have established depots in all the major hubs throughout Italy from Milan in the north to Sicily and all points between.
Shipping containers have long been found to have a myriad of uses including Flexitanks. Who knew a shipping container would make a terrific pool.
Old shipping containers can be transformed into backyard swimming pools. We always knew those shipping containers were universal.
The traditional pool is a symbol of excess and waste. This is a little more modern, more modest. This pool can be resold, and you can take it with you if you move.
It’s an interesting concept, for sure, and the design, once installed, looks pretty slick. It’s as if your backyard was always destined to house a shipping container.