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Design and manufacture

Our tanks and vessels are designed and manufactured entirely in our premises, providing our customers with unparalleled customer service and expertise from our highly trained designers and fabricators.


We have been designing and manufacturing storage tanks, silos and pressure vessels since 1961, and have remained one of the foremost producers of highest quality tank solutions, still supplying many of our original clients, including major oil companies, infrastructure facilities and multi-national manufacturing businesses in over 55 countries.

Our range of storage tanks, silos and pressure vessels, in both carbon and stainless steel, includes cylindrical above and below ground tanks, rectangular, single and double wall, bunded units, pressure vessels, framed tanks and many more.

Our wealth of experience, skilled workforce together and our automated manufacturing, welding and painting facilities allows us to be totally self-sufficient, controlling the quality of the product through every step from design to delivery.

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Our in-house Design Engineers use state of the are drafting packages including Autodesk Inventor 2021, 2D & 3D modelling and FEA facilities. This allows for the quick and accurate transfer of information giving our customers all the information they require to ensure a trouble free installation.


In addition to our dedicated underground tank manufacturing facility we also have the space and capacity to fabricate large tanks, vessels and silos. Our two 20 tonne overhead cranes means even the heaviest of tanks can be handle safely.

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Working with companies to deliver solutions to complex problems, discovering new opportunities and transforming them into tomorrow’s products is at the core of everything we do.

Industries and products and requirements evolve over time, Cookson & Zinn have over the last 60 years worked closely with our customer’s to develop and deliver innovative solutions to complex storage and process challenges.

Years' experience

Cookson & Zinn have been designing and manufacturing storage tanks for over 60 years. In that time we have invested in equipment, people and technology to make us one of the leading tank manufacturers.

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Some of the clients we manufacture for

Covering many industries, Cookson & Zinn has manufactured vessels for many of the large companies including Shell, BP and British Sugar.

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