UBH goes into administration

The UK’s only tank container manufacturer, UBH international went into administration just before Christmas last year, resulting in nearly 100 members of staff being laid off.

UBH International

The Burscough-based business closed its doors on 17 December and was placed into the hand of administrators on 23 December, according to the UK’s official public record.

Universal Bulk Handling (UBH) was established almost 60 years ago, employing generations of families who manufactured and supplied tank containers and road tankers to national and international customers.

Nearby companies, including Ainscough Crane Hire took to social media to offer redundant workers help after the business closure.

Sheffield-based law firm Graywoods is handling the administration and an agent has been appointed to try and find a buyer for the business.