The Future of Tank Storage

Here, Rikki Bhachu, StocExpo’s Head of Marketing, puts a spotlight on some of the mantras shared by the event’s Forty Under 40 and identifies some common themes and opinions shared by the rising young stars of the industry.

A Changing Industry

Like all industries, the tank storage sector has been impacted by COVID-19 and Brexit. It has also had to adapt to megatrends such as globalisation, changing demographics, disruptive technologies, sustainability drives and geopolitical developments. It’s safe to say that the tank storage industry is going through an interesting time and it’s crucial that all those involved are equipped to take note and respond in order to be set up for success.

Where better to seek advice for the future than with the current crop of tank storage rising stars? Let’s hear what they have to say.

Hear From the Forty

Syed Daniyal Hasan, Assistant Operational Planner, HTL-vtti

“Every problem has a solution. One just needs to be creative enough to find it.” 

Riza Altunergil, V.P. Business Development, Aager GmbH

“Love what you do, yourself and others.”  

Praneel Lal, Marketing Manager, FUELCHIEF

“The path to personal achievement is different for everyone, no path is straight and no path is without its cracks.”

Luke Robbins, Commercial Director, North West Europe, CLH Group

“Say yes to and get involved in as many different opportunities as you can.”

Kartik Gala, CEO, Woodfield Systems International

“Dream big, think fast and act on it.”

Caitlin Geisinger, Business Development Manager, Burns & McDonnell Engineering

“Innovation is the ability to see change as an opportunity not a threat.”

Josefien Groot, Co-founder and CEO, Qlayers B.V.

“Nothing is impossible, the word itself says I’m possible.”

A Final Word

It is the next generation of tank storage professionals that will drive the industry forward to bigger and better things. We can’t rely on old ways of thinking. The industry is at its best when teams work hard together to change things for the better.

StocExpo’s Forty under 40 will be celebrated at the event running from 8 – 10 March and they’re invited, as guests of honour, to a special Next Gen debate taking place during the show. For more information about the event and to register to attend, visit