Whole defense camp life support: Fuel, water, expertise.



THIELMANN is a one-stop shop for each and every need within the stainless steel container industry, supplying containers with storage capacity between five and 50,000 liters.

THIELMANN IBCs and Tank Containers have approvals for transporting more than 1,800 hazardous liquids, toxic gases and dry-powder bulk worldwide. Within the defense market, THIELMANN supplies and supports tailored modular water and fuel solutions for defense forces worldwide, including the German, US, British, Austrian, Lithuanian, Slovenian, Irish and Belgian armed forces, under its THIELMANN WEW brand.

THIELMANN WEW excels at keeping the deployed operations fuelled and watered - no matter the mission, no matter the location. Our flexible and modular 'drop and go' solutions are self-contained, vehicle-agnostic, customizable and designed to meet the needs of our defense and expeditionary force users worldwide.

Known for its engineering excellence around the globe, WEW Container Systems became part of the THIELMANN company in 2016. Today, customers doing business with the defense business line of THIELMANN can rely on the same design expertise, build excellence and quality assurance they have known and relied on for more than two decades.

From its specialized defense business team based in Weitefeld, Germany, THIELMANN WEW operates a dedicated design, program management, manufacture and testing facility 100% focused on developing industry-leading deployable fuel and water solutions to meet the needs of its customers as they deploy anywhere on earth.


What sets THIELMANN fuel, water and water treatment solutions ahead of its competitors?

Standards-based designs

Our solutions are designed to meet US Department of Defense (US DoD) military standards, enabling interoperability for joint operations and international task forces, simplified logistics and certificable reliability levels.

Quality control

All THIELMANN WEW solutions are fully type-tested to ensure they can withstand operations in the most extreme conditions
THIELMANN’s welding inspection and control system follows all relevant processes according to DIN EN ISO 3834, Teil 2 (DIN EN 729 Pt 2, fusion welding of metal materials – comprehensive quality standards), all subject to external audit.
Lloyd's Register undertakes independent inspections to ensure adherence.

THIELMANN WEW also works on approvals with other testing organizations: Germanischer Lloyd, Bureau Veritas, TÜV, Det Norske Veritas, American Bureau of Shipping, amongst others.
As part of our testing program we regularly run a series of impact tests that are in line with ISO 1496/3.

Superior materials

Built from the highest quality grade stainless steel, our fuel and water solutions are built for long-life, quality performance and easy maintenance. 


All THIELMANN WEW design and manufacturing processes and products are held to the highest levels of certification and accreditation.

Intermodal and interoperable

As self-contained 'drop and go' solutions, THIELMANN WEW fuel and water systems are designed for intermodal transport envelopes, including sea, air, road and rail. Many designs are fitted within standard ISO frame dimensions or can be carried on standard military transport vehicles, and are compatible with common handling systems used by military logisticians including DROPS and Hooklift, allowing ease of handling throughout the supply chain - even in multi-national operations.
Multiple fuel type capability

From diesel to petrol to aviation fuel, THIELMANN WEW fuel systems can provide the fuel you need, where and when you need it. Dual-fuel designs are also possible for true force multiplication.

All water requirements

From drinking/potable water for troops, to waste water storage and treatment for small units or integrated base camp infrastructure, THIELMANN WEW solutions are available for all your mission's water requirements.


Our military off-the-shelf (MOTS) solutions provide a stand-alone, fully self-contained fuel or water capability that can be tailored with customized capabilities to meet the needs of your mission.


Military off-the-shelf (MOTS) solutions, including fixed capacity, expandable and water treatment systems, that can be networked together to build whole camp life support infrastructure

From clean sheet designs to bespoke solutions, our engineering experts can can design fuel and water capabilities to suit any mission profile


From integrated logistics services, to documentation and training, we can help you maximize the service life of your fuel and water solutions
Whatever your requirements, THIELMANN WEW has the design and engineering capability to support your defense and expeditionary operations with bespoke fuel and water solutions.


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