About Us

The company was formed as Clayton Commercial Accessories Ltd. in 1972, to sell commercial vehicle components and carry out repairs. In 1973 we opened Clayton Tanker Services purely as a tanker repair workshop and in 1974 moved to open larger premises at Burscough.

We operate from one of the most modern, purpose-built plants in Europe for the design and manufacture of pressure and non-pressure tankers for the chemical, petroleum spirit, pharmaceutical, dairy, brewery and liquid waste industries.

We also have a dedicated fabrication shop for the manufacture of Class 1 vessels for domestic and industrial liquified gases to further extend our range.

Several years ago we built a separate, purpose designed repair works, 150 yards from our main works.

We are fortunate in the North West in being served so well by motorways. We are situated 7 miles from junction 27 of the M6. Our Burscough site, for new and repair work, is easily reached from all parts of the country. For access to Ireland, the port of Liverpool is only 30 minutes away and Manchester airport is a 40 minute drive. Our site offers secure parking which is well lit and patrolled by security guards. We are able to collect and re-deliver vehicles for repair – refurbishment work and to store them while insurance approval is gained.


All of the design work is carried out by the main Drawing Office – detailed drawings, even for repair and refurbishment work, is undertaken by our Drawing Office to keep your vehicle records up to date. We construct vessels in stainless steel, nickel and nickel alloys, aluminum alloys, carbon steels and also vessels which can be lined in rubber, vinyl ester resins, fluoro polymers and sprayed metal.

Our designs include cylindrical, stepped cylindrical, double conical, maximum or elliptical sections, as well as full-framed I.S.O. and demountable tanks. All aspects of fabrication requirements for the manufacture of these vessels are carried out on our site, thereby ensuring total control over quality and production. We have capacity for up to 7,000 mm. continuous automatic welding by keyhole plasma and T.I.G. processes and by combining this with 5.5 metres long powered rolls, are able to construct vessels with the minimum amount of seams.

Commitment to Standards

Vessels are constructed to National pressure codes which include EN 14028 and British Standard 2654 as well as Health & Safety Executive and D.O.T. codes for the construction of petroleum spirit and vacuum operated waste tanks. We also construct to American Code A.S.M.E. 8 and chemical manufacturer’s own codes and specifications. In addition, we were the first U.K. tank manufacturer to gain registration under BS.5750 and I.S.O. 9000.