11 October 2019

View Tanks Contribute to the World's First Bank for Water

Submitted by Linda Janse Van Vuuren
View Tanks Contribute to the World's First Bank for Water

While water is fast becoming Africa’s most important currency, View Tanks is playing a significant role in contributing to the success in agriculture, business, industry and mining of African countries as well as to keep communities running.

In a world where water will determine who thrives and who doesn’t, who you bank with will make all the difference.

View Tanks was founded in 1983 by then founder, now Executive Chairman, Mannie Ramos Senior. During this time, few people had ever heard of the term ‘climate change’, much less knew what its consequences would mean to the normal running of businesses and communities. But Mannie identified that many communities lacked access to adequate water supplies and that many others faced future water shortages without urgent planning.

With uncanny foresight, Mannie Senior anticipated the increased frequency of water scarcity and, more importantly, the need to be able to supply clean water to Africa’s businesses and communities via to enable them to successfully operate even in times of a water shortage.

More than 35 years later when drought and changes in rainfall pattern have become more and more commonplace, View Tanks has emerged as the definitive leader in the design, manufacture and installation of innovative water storage tanks 

Their expertise, on-the-ground experience and exceptional service has taken View Tanks far beyond Southern Africa to more than 35 countries. The View Tanks brand is well-known and trusted throughout Africa and beyond.

As the leader in providing innovative water storage solutions in Southern Africa for over 35 years, View Tanks has become known as a ‘water bank’, who’s galvanized tanks provide an economical, convenient and stable supply of water to protect every community in Africa from the risk.

Our ‘water banks’ act like a ‘savings account’ so that businesses and communities have the water they need to keep running, even in times of water scarcity.

 We collaborate with industrial and commercial property development companies, engineering and mining sectors, fire control companies, farms, corporates and local government municipalities to ensure a stable supply of clean water.

View Tanks provides four different types of ‘water banks’ - Ground Level water storage tanks, Elevated water tanks, Circular water storage tanks, Custom-Made water storage tanks

.Like a bank, View Tanks manages risk to deliver the most secure and long-lasting ‘water bank’ on the market by building quality into every part of the process.

View Tanks is accredited with the ISO 9001:2015 certification. This standard is based on a number of quality management principles including strong customer service focus, motivation and implication of top management, process approach and continual improvement.

As a member of the ISF, View Tanks is able to provide its clients with cost effective and quality structural steel products for projects anywhere in the world.

Is accredited by South Africa Technical Auditing Services (SATAS) to certify manufacturers, producing products within the scope of South African National Accreditation Systems (SANAS)

As a member of the Automated Sprinkler Investigation Bureau, our tanks are manufactured and comply with all ASIB standards.

As a member of the Water Institute of Southern Africa, we too are dedicated to the improvement of water resource management in Southern Africa.View Tanks is a proud member of the Southern African Institute of Steel Construction.