Mr Box Acquired By Multi-national Company Mobile Mini

Container sales and hire business, Mr Box Ltd, has been acquired by Mobile Mini, a leading hirer of portable site accommodation and secure storage containers, with its global headquarters in Arizona, USA and UK operations based in Stockton-on-Tees. Mr Box, based at Great Blakenham near Ipswich, services customers across the UK and has a fleet of approximately 2,600 containers for hire, as well as a substantial container sales and conversion business. The company has built a reputation for superb customer service and has established a position as a niche supplier to the fast-growing self-storage industry. The sale will see Mr … Continue reading

Container The Audience

Films and television can conjure many grand images for us, from the red carpet scattered with glamorous celebrities to the green screen where our super heroes really become super. The humble shipping container is at odds with these images, but containers have actually been a part of the entertainment industry for a long time. Like the industry itself, their use has been growing and changing to suit evolving demand. Containers have been included in many iconic scenes in the past, and also have uses beyond appearing on screen. Continue reading

Belville Community Garden Project

The Belville community garden is situated in the space left behind after the demolition of several blocks of 1960s high rise flats, and aims to make the area beautiful once again. They needed a sort of “club house” to offer warmth and shelter, as well as a meeting place for the Belville army of gardeners.

With a limited budget, a shipping container conversion offered the perfect solution. Which is where Mr Box come in… Continue reading

Boxing Clever During A Recession

Sarah Jones - Mr Box

The Mover’s Deputy Editor David Jordan travelled to Felixstowe to meet Sarah Jones, General Manager of Mr Box to discover the secret of their success and why people in the moving industry should care.

“I met Sarah at the company’s storage and workshop facility in Felixstowe and for once I was thankful to be wearing my high-vis jacket.” Continue reading

The Batmobile And Mr Box

We were approached by the makers of the recently released Dark Knight – the most recent of the Batman films.

They asked us if they could rent a small 8 foot container to mount on the same trailer that was being used for transporting the Batmobile for a promotional tour around Europe.

Watch the video to see the Batmobile being loaded onto the trailer in Dublin. Continue reading