Harlequin's parent company, Clarehill Plastics Ltd, was founded in 1981, shortly after which, the company decided to introduce the 'Harlequin' brand of plastic storage tanks.
Today, Clarehill Plastics is firmly established as one of Europe's truly independent manufacturers of rotationally moulded bunded oil tanks and fuel tanks.
Operating from purpose built production and distribution facilities in the heart of Northern Ireland, Clarehill Plastics services a diverse and demanding customer base throughout the United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Spain, Poland, Norway, Australia and South Africa, with its range of Harlequin tanks.
In 2013, Clarehill Plastics Ltd achieved a Quintile 1 position in the Arena Network's Benchmarking Survey. This achievement came as a result of the company's tireless efforts to improve its environmental and efficiency performance. For decades, Clarehill Plastics has been recognised as an environmentally responsible manufacturer, setting environmental benchmarks across industry since 1981.
In 2009, Clarehill Plastics launched the ERA (Environmental Risk Assessment) scheme, whereby the company decided to label each of its Harlequin oil tanks and diesel tanks with a rating of between 1 and 10. A tank with the lowest possible environmental risk factors present, e.g. an integrally bunded oil tank, would receive an ERA rating of 1. A tank with higher environmental risk factors, such as single skin oil tanks, would receive an ERA rating of 10. This has enabled Harlequin customers to make informed and educated decisions when purchasing a fuel tank and has been widely embraced across all markets since its inception.
Yet again, this is an example of the various ways in which Clarehill Plastics Ltd actively promotes environmental awareness and responsibility within its industry and to its vast customer base.