We talk to Jon Trelfa, general manager of glamping sanitation company Glampsan
Glampsan, a division of Plastic Solutions (Aldridge) Ltd
0800 999 6010 / +44 (0)1922 687545
What do you do?
To cater for the collection of liquid waste from toilets, showers and sinks on glamping sites, caravan /camping sites and leisure venues, we supply a range of plastic waste and water storage tanks, plus pumps, sewage lifting stations and complementary products for above and below ground applications. Our products help you capture waste on glamping sites, in particular (but not exclusively) for off grid sites where access to mains water and mains drainage is restricted or not available.
Why do you do it so well?
We’ve transferred our experience using our products in similar industries, such as construction; we’re experts there and apply the same ethics, principles and approach to the leisure and glamping sectors. We’re passionate about customer service – we’ll only supply you with the right equipment. And even if we can’t assist you, we’ll happily direct you to trusted partners, who will be able to help.
Please give us a potted company history
Glampsan was created as a division of Plastic Solutions (Aldridge) Ltd, a company which has been selling its own market-leading plastic tanks into other industries for some years. The management team boasts over 60 years of collective experience in the waste industry, with people who’ve managed manufacturing companies, sales teams and portable toilet operations. After all, whether we’re advising you about controlling waste from a shepherds hut or a construction site toilet, it’s the same waste “product” and we help you deal with it.
Describe your brand proposition
Wide-ranging advice from an experienced, friendly and professional team focussed on giving our valued customers the right overall package and long-term solution to manage and control their liquid waste. It’s not a subject that everyone wants to talk about, so we’ll make it as simple as possible.
A key product line is our range of above ground, “Flat Tank” storage tanks, which are designed to slide underneath or sit behind shepherds huts and log cabins to capture waste from toilets, showers and sinks. If a mains sewer is not available, and you’re not able to install an underground tank due to planning issues, a high water table, proximity to a water course, tree roots or an SSSI (amongst many other reasons), then our 500, 750 or 1,000 gallon flat tanks will give you the solution to position your glamping units just where you want them. And when you decide to move those units to somewhere else on your land, as your business grows and develops, the Flat Tank can simply be emptied and moved, usually without the need for heavy lifting equipment and expensive groundworks.
Any extra special people?
The sales and marketing team is made up of myself and Karl Allen, and we have many years of experience in the manufacturing and waste industries. My background has covered twice being managing director in Europe for manufacturing and sales companies while Karl has a long experience as a senior hire controller for a portable toilet hire company. We are both at the forefront of Glampsan and you will almost certainly be dealing with one of us when you call or email us.
What are you most proud of?
We’re proud of the way in which we’re able to help our customers achieve their aims. Your guests are spending their hard-earned money to stay off-grid and expect to have the same comforts as they would have at home: hot and cold running water, a shower and, in particular, private, flushing toilets. We help you achieve both your goals and your customers’ wishes.
Why should a customer get in touch?
Customer service is our thing. We’ll go the extra mile to advise and help. And even if we can’t solve your particular challenge, we’re bound to know a trusted partner who can. Call the Glampsan team first for all your glamping, camping and leisure waste enquiries.