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 Box operate as a separate division within Mobile Mini, managed by existing Director, Sarah Jones, and supported by Mobile Mini’s national network of branches.
Following the acquisition, Mobile Mini’s UK hire fleet of portable site accommodation and secure storage containers will grow to almost 40,000 units.
The acquisition will increase Mobile Mini’s UK workforce to more than 400, based at its headquarters in Stockton-on-Tees and sixteen branches across the country. It also allows the business to strengthen its existing container hire and sales business and will help extend its presence in key non-construction markets such as retail, hospitality and education.
Chris Morgan, the Managing Director of Mobile Mini UK said: “We are delighted to welcome Mr Box to the Mobile Mini family. They have a strong container hire and sales business and have a reputation for superb customer service and quality products.”
Chris continued: “They bring with them a high quality, highly utilised fleet of containers and we expect a seamless transition for their existing customers.”
Tony Newton, former owner of Mr Box Ltd, added: “I am impressed with Mobile Mini’s plans to grow and develop the business and am confident that Mr Box’s customers will continue to receive the first class customer service they have always enjoyed. I am grateful to Mr Box’s employees for their effort and commitment over the years and wish them and Mobile Mini all the best for the future.”
Financial terms of the transaction have not been disclosed.
To find out more about Mobile Mini, visit www.mobilemini.co.uk