7th March 2017
Willbox reaches all-time record number of container hires
A leading British supplier of containers based in Southampton has announced impressive growth figures. Willbox, the container hire and sales arm of marine and logistics company Williams Shipping, has achieved the milestone of having 2,000 units out for hire at a single time – a record high.
The company’s success has been built on its unique approach to container hire, offering units that come in all shapes, sizes and colours, as well as being able to deliver containers quickly with its own fleet of dedicated crane vehicles.
Willbox’s forward-thinking approach has seen growth in its hires department from having 1,000 units out on hire simultaneously in 2012, to over 2,000 for the first time this year.
The company has seen a consistent rise over the past five years with an increase of 200-300 units per year, resulting in a recruitment drive to meet the demand.
The company hires out container units for a wide range of domestic and commercial uses, including onsite storage and site accommodation. Its versatile container types include offshore, flat pack and ISO tanks, as well as refrigerated containers.
Willbox has recently caught the eye of large-scale events such as Glastonbury and Boomtown Fair, as well as public sector organisations who have called upon Willbox for their bespoke container conversion expertise.
Chris Williams, director at Willbox, said:
“We’re really proud to see this level of growth in the business. The container hires have been going from strength to strength and show no signs of stopping, as more and more businesses and domestic customers realise how the wide range of containers can work for them and save money. We’re continuing to aim for a yearly growth of 250 units and we look forward to reaching our next milestone of 3,000 in the coming years.
“In addition, as the company has grown, we’ve been able to grow our team and taken on 3 new people across our depots in Southampton and Pembroke.
“At Willbox we pride ourselves on our excellent customer service, which we believe is the main reason for both our hire and sales divisions growing year-on-year. Together with our parent company Williams Shipping, we are able to offer a complete logistics solution for all container requirements, which is invaluable to building long term relationships with our customers.”
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About Willbox and Williams Shipping
Willbox is a container hire and sales company based in Southampton. The brand is owned and operated by Williams Shipping. Willbox has 18 regional depots across the UK, and is recognised as one of Britain’s leading suppliers of containers.
Willbox is proud to be fully accredited with a host of organisations and trade associations, and recently joined British Marine.
Williams Shipping is a marine and logistics company and has been supporting the marine sector for over 120 years. Trading since 1894, the group is now run by the fourth and fifth generations of the Williams family. The group includes marine services and vessel charter, cargo services, logistics & transport, container hire & sales, and marine lubricants distribution.