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Trusted for over 40 years to protect against water scarcity

Water is fast becoming Africa’s

most important currency.

Water is needed for success in agriculture, business, industry and mining – the pillars of our continent’s developing economies.

Without a cost-effective, convenient and stable water supply, every economy and community in Africa is at risk.

That’s why ABECO is the world’s first bank for the water business.

Think of our water tanks as water ‘banks’

We act like a ‘savings account’ so that your business has the water it needs to keep running even in times of water scarcity.

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What we do

ABECO designs, manufactures (to national standards) and installs high quality underground,  ground level, elevated, customized and circular bolted, sectional water storage tanks. ABECO has become the leading innovator in the development of water tank storage solutions in Africa. ABECO tanks was established in 1983.

With more than 40 years of experience in delivering world-class water tank solutions, ABECO Tanks has become a leading innovator in the development of steel water storage tank solutions.

ABECO Tanks takes pride in excellent customer service and client satisfaction whilst always being on the lookout for brilliant new technology that can be used to improve our tanks, designs and large tank construction. Our water tanks are SATAS-certified and comply with ISO standards.

ABECO Tanks aim to satisfy individual and unique needs of our clients by providing a wide range of solutions.

ABECO Tanks have always ensured that our product prices remain affordable and cost-effective and will continue to do so.  As a leader in the industry, we aim to satisfy the individual and unique needs of our clients by providing a wide range of water storage solutions and steel tanks for different uses.

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Among Africa’s most reputable water storage tank manufacturers, Abeco Tanks has been around for more than 40 years. The company has become a trusted name in the market by supplying high-quality tanks to a wide range of industries, including agriculture, mining, municipal, and residential.

Thanks to their extensive research into the African market, the experts at Abeco Tanks have designed a selection of tanks specifically for the continent. With years of experience on a wide range of projects, from residential installations to massive industrial projects, their team of specialists is well-versed in water storage solutions.

Our Products are used in various sectors including, mining, power generation, processing, and manufacturing whilst having a large global reach such as Mauritius, Seychelles, and the Middle East.

ABECO Tanks supply top quality, extremely affordable, warranty-protected pressed steel tanks that are highly efficient in all conditions. Our SATAS water tanks comply with International Standard Organization (ISO) standards. To find out more about our ISO water tanks in Africa, get in touch with our team.

ABECO’s Industrial Tanks are designed to hygienically contain water for all uses, from industrial to home use which includes easy transportation of dry bulk such as gravel and industrial materials with several dry bulk transportation solutions alongside hygienic water storage for all uses.

ABECO Tanks can also accommodate many requirements for special tanks and industrial tanks, whether the client has a space restriction or obstructions.  ABECO Tanks can supply new tanks – half panels, U-shaped, L-shaped, and other odd shapes if needs be. Partitions to divide tanks into two compartments can be provided and are commonly supplied for fire-fighting water storage tanks.


The Most Popular Abeco Products for Storing Bulk Water


  • Steel storage containers (stainless and galvanised)
  • Storage containers made of concrete
  • Glass storage containers
  • Sectional steel tanks
  • Suspended water storage
  • Aluminum domes
  • Fire Tanks
  • Elevated Water Tanks
  • Desalination Water Tanks
  • Reservoirs
  • Galvanised Water reservoirs
  • Pressed Steel water reservoirs
  • Firewater tanks
  • Desalination water tanks
  • Rectangular Tanks:  Our rectangular/square tank designs allow us greater versatility to customize and design cost-effective water tank sizes according to our client’s unique requirements and site specifications.
  • Elevated Tanks:  Elevated water tanks are commonly founded on a reinforced concrete basis with stub columns cast into excavations, which are backfilled after construction. The determining loads in elevated water tank foundation design and construction are dependent on the height of the tower.
  • Circular Tanks:  ABECO tanks have paid particular attention to the design and construction of our circular tanks to ensure that they are easy to install and suitable for most remote and inaccessible places where resources are limited. All components are also lightweight and easy to handle.
  • African Tanks
  • Custom Tanks:  Many requirements for special tanks can be accommodated


Our storage tanks are engineered to endure severe weather, including scorching heat, powerful winds, and even earthquakes.


ABECO Tanks are easily transported and unaffected by ultraviolet rays and light penetration.  Our galvanized panels are cold-pressed using yield stress drawing quality steel.  Each panel is individually pressed and punched to ensure dimensional accuracy.

Simply – Our mission is as follows:  “To work together with water tank storage users and their service providers to satisfy their needs effectively and so doing, establish long-lasting relationships.”


Our products can be used for the following purposes:
  • Biogas production
  • Biogas storage
  • Dry bulk storage
  • Digester and  Digesters
  • Anaerobic digestion


The Significance of ISO and SATAS Standards in Water Tank Manufacturing


When it comes to water storage solutions, adherence to strict standards is crucial to ensure quality, reliability, and durability. ISO (International Organization for Standardization) and SATAS (South African Technical Auditing Services) play pivotal roles in maintaining high production standards for water tanks. In this article, we will explore the importance of adhering to ISO and SATAS standards in water tank manufacturing, the challenges in ensuring tank quality, and why purchasing tanks that meet these standards is essential.


Understanding ISO and SATAS Standards


ISO is an independent international organization that develops and publishes standards for various industries. ISO standards define specific requirements for products, services, and systems to ensure consistency, quality, and safety. In the case of water tanks, ISO standards outline criteria for design, construction, materials, and performance.

SATAS, on the other hand, is a South African certification body that audits and certifies manufacturers’ compliance with relevant South African National Standards (SANS). In the context of water tanks, SATAS certification ensures that manufacturers meet specific requirements related to quality, performance, and durability.


Importance of ISO and SATAS Standards in Water Tank Manufacturing


Quality Assurance:

Adhering to ISO and SATAS standards ensures that water tanks are manufactured using high-quality materials and processes. These standards set guidelines for design, structural integrity, and performance, minimising the risk of leaks, corrosion, or other failures.


Safety and Health:

ISO and SATAS standards prioritise the safety and health of consumers. By meeting these standards, water tanks are constructed to withstand environmental factors, preventing contamination and ensuring the stored water remains safe for consumption and use.


Longevity and Durability:

ISO and SATAS standards require tanks to be built to withstand various stressors such as weather conditions and internal pressure. Meeting these standards ensures the longevity and durability of tanks, reducing the need for frequent repairs or replacements.


Challenges in Ensuring Tank Quality


Maintaining high-quality standards in water tank manufacturing faces a few challenges, including:


Quality is of the utmost importance to Abeco Tanks, which is why the company follows all applicable international standards, such as SABS and ISO 9001:2015. We make sure their tanks are up to par by employing only the highest quality materials and putting them through extensive testing and inspection processes.


Substandard Materials:

Some manufacturers may cut corners by using inferior-quality materials, compromising the overall quality and longevity of the tanks.


Improper Design and Construction:

Inadequate design or construction practices can lead to structural weaknesses, poor sealing, or vulnerability to environmental factors.


Lack of Compliance Monitoring:

Without proper monitoring and auditing, manufacturers may deviate from standards, leading to inconsistent quality across the industry.


The Steel Tank Manufacturing Process and Standards


Steel tanks, a popular choice for water storage, are manufactured with adherence to ISO and SATAS standards. The process typically involves the following steps:


Material Selection:

High-quality steel, such as galvanized steel, is chosen to ensure corrosion resistance and structural integrity.



Tanks are fabricated according to specified designs, incorporating factors like shape, size, and structural reinforcements to meet ISO and SATAS requirements.


Coating and Sealing:

Tanks are coated with protective coatings to prevent corrosion and sealed to ensure water tightness.


Quality Control:

Throughout the manufacturing process, quality control measures are implemented, including inspections, testing, and certifications, to verify compliance with ISO and SATAS standards.


The benefit of higher-quality tanks


Purchasing water tanks that adhere to ISO and SATAS standards offers numerous benefits.


Reliable Performance:

Tanks manufactured to these standards provide consistent and reliable performance, ensuring uninterrupted water supply and minimising maintenance requirements.


Health and Safety:

Compliance with ISO and SATAS standards guarantees that the stored water remains clean, safe, and suitable for various applications, including drinking, cooking, and irrigation.


Long-term Cost Savings:

High-quality tanks have a longer lifespan and require fewer repairs or replacements, resulting in long-term cost savings.


Peace of Mind:

Purchasing water tanks that adhere to ISO and SATAS standards provides peace of mind, knowing that the product has undergone rigorous testing and meets industry-approved quality benchmarks.


In conclusion, ISO and SATAS standards play a crucial role in ensuring the quality, reliability, and durability of water tanks. Adhering to these standards in manufacturing processes guarantees that tanks are built with high-quality materials, proper design, and structural integrity. By meeting ISO and SATAS standards, water tanks offer benefits such as reliable performance, enhanced safety, long-term cost savings, and peace of mind. When purchasing water tanks, it is vital to prioritise those that meet ISO and SATAS standards to ensure the highest quality and longevity of the product.


New ideas and technological advancements


To maintain our products’ position as technological leaders, Abeco Tanks pours a lot of money into R&D. Innovations like our patented tank design, which offers increased strength and longevity, are examples of these state-of-the-art solutions.


Environmental Consciousness and Corporate Social Duty


Recognising the significance of water conservation and environmental management, Abeco Tanks is dedicated to sustainability and social responsibility. We collaborate closely with customers to design sustainable water storage systems that reduce negative effects on the environment.


An African Perspective


Across Africa, you can find Abeco Tanks offices and factories in Zambia, Botswana, South Africa, and Namibia. Distributors and partners make up our robust network, which allows us to serve clients all over the continent with effective and efficient solutions.

Frequently Asked Question

What is the difference between an ISO tank and a normal tank?


  • ISO tanks are constructed with the purpose of withstanding extreme environmental conditions and elevated temperatures. This characteristic renders them ideal for the transportation and containment of various fluids across a wide range of industries.
  • Conventional tanks, in contrast, may not have the same durability and may be limited in their capabilities to specific activities.


  • ISO tanks undergo thorough inspections by an independent entity to ensure compliance with stringent standards for materials, welding, testing, and documentation.
  • Other tanks may lack comparable certification levels, resulting in potential variations in their quality and safety standards.


  • Safety features of ISO tanks include pressure release valves, burst discs, and protective coatings that prevent corrosion and leakage.
  • Certain conventional tanks may lack these safety elements, hence increasing the likelihood of accidents and contamination.


Regulatory Compliance:
  • ISO tanks are deemed safe for utilisation in numerous nations and enterprises due to their adherence to international standards and regulations.
  • Standard tanks may be unable to adhere to these regulations, so restricting their utility and perhaps leading to legal and environmental complications.


Performance and Quality:
  • ISO tanks are designed to constantly provide exceptional quality and performance, ensuring the safe storage and transportation of liquids.
  • Traditional tanks can vary in terms of their quality and performance, which may result in issues such as leaks, pollution, or other related difficulties.


How often should water storage tanks be cleaned?


Usage and Water Turnover:

Tanks that have a lot of water turnover, like ones that are filled and emptied every day, need to be cleaned more often (every three to six months) to get rid of sediment and germs. Tanks that don’t get used very often, like summer tanks, only need to be cleaned every 6 to 12 months.


Quality of the Water:

Tanks with a lot of silt, germs, or toxins need to be cleaned more often, usually every three to six months. Tanks that hold pure water with little sediment and other impurities need to be cleaned less often, usually once a year.


Conditions in the Environment:

Tanks that are exposed to harsh conditions like direct sunlight and high temperatures need to be cleaned more often, usually every 6 to 12 months. Longer cleaning periods, typically every 12-24 months, are possible for tanks situated in protected locations with minimal environmental impact.


Visual Inspection:

Regular visual checks might help you figure out what needs to be cleaned. It is necessary to clean the tank when it is obviously dirty, has sediment in it, or shows signs of being contaminated.


Schedule for Cleaning:

Taking all of these factors into account, it is generally best to clean water holding tanks every 6 to 12 months.

It is very important to check the manufacturer’s directions and local laws to get exact information on how often to clean.


How long will water last in a water storage tank?


The choice of tank material is one of the most important technical factors that affects how long water kept in a tank will last. The best materials for storing water are those that are considered safe for food, like fibreglass or polyethene (plastic). The fact that these substances don’t mix with water means that it is safe to drink. On the other hand, things like stainless steel or some types of plastic may pollute the water over time by adding chemicals to it.

It is very important to start storage with potable water. The original quality of water has a big effect on how long it can be stored. Regular quality checks are imperative to ensure continued safety for consumption.

Sealing the tank well is important to keep dust, debris, and germs from getting inside. Regular inspections, ideally every six months, help find problems like cracks or leaks quickly and fix them. By stirring or moving water every so often, you can stop it from stagnation and stop bacteria from growing. It is possible to stop the growth of germs with chlorine or water purification substances.

Shielding the tank from direct sunlight and maintaining it in a cool, dark environment is crucial for preserving water quality. Prolonged exposure to sunlight or extreme temperatures can adversely affect water quality.

To store water safely, you must keep the tank clean, well-maintained, and tightly sealed. It is important to keep a close eye on the water quality and follow specific rules that are made for each type of tank and the area where it is kept.


How long do water storage tanks last?


Water storage tank lifespans depend on many factors.

Polyethylene, stainless steel, and fibreglass are strong and durable. Durable tanks can last 20–30 years or longer. Environmental factors like temperature and UV radiation can affect the tank’s lifetime.

Tanks can last longer with regular cleaning, inspections, and repairs. Stainless steel tanks don’t rust or corrode for nearly 30 years.

Cleaning your tank regularly prevents silt buildup. Conduct a thorough leak check and fix minor faults immediately. For maximum durability, use a robust base and protective coatings.

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  • Abeco Tanks have supplied numerous tanks to us over the years. I would highly recommend them to any one. They are most certainly a class above the rest in the industry.

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    April 29, 2019

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    June 23, 2022

    Abeco Tanks have supplied numerous tanks to us over the years. I would highly recommend them to any one. They are most certainly a class above the rest in the industry.

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    April 29, 2019

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    thumb Rayno Kriel
    April 29, 2019

    One of the best water tanks suppliers in Africa!

    thumb SEO Pros
    February 2, 2018

    Amazing bulk storage tanks company in South Africa- 5 stars all the way.

    thumb Louis Schoeman
    May 9, 2018

    Best steel water tanks in Africa!

    thumb RaynoK
    April 29, 2019
  • Knowledgeable , reliable and trustworthy service!

    thumb Marielle Buhling
    April 29, 2019

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