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About Big Box

Big Box Containers is a leading provider of high-quality new and used shipping containers and refrigerated containers.

Drawing on two decades of experience, the company also offers expert conversion of containers, customising them for a wide range of uses.

The company’s mission is to create and use space in innovative ways, and to enable people to achieve their business objectives through the spaces it provides.

 

How we got started

Our company was founded in Cape Town in 1997 by the holding company Triton International, trading under the name Triton Container Trading Africa.

Four years later, the company became Royal Wolf Trading Africa, under the worldwide domestic container group, Royal Wolf – a full subsidiary of Triton International.

In 2004, Royal Wolf Trading Africa was sold to South African shareholders and the company name was changed to Big Box Containers.

Big Box Containers today

Today Big Box Containers is one of the biggest privately owned container rental, sales and conversion companies in Africa. It has branches in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Pretoria.

In 2014, Big Box Containers joined the Intespace group, which focuses on offering flexible space solutions across a number of industries. This partnership has been very successful.

In 2017, Big Box expanded its offerings in Gauteng through the acquisition of Container Agents Pretoria (Pty) Ltd, a Pretoria-based container company.

We love turning requirements and innovative ideas into space and storage solutions, and we continue breaking new ground in container customisation.

What’s important to Big Box Containers?

Although Big Box Containers has expanded rapidly, it has succeeded in maintaining loyal staff, with low turnover and a family culture based on mutual respect. This is important to us. Several employees have been with the company since it was first founded.

Our staff come from all walks of life in South Africa and from communities that are in need on so many fronts. As a South African company, we believe it’s imperative to get involved – and we’re privileged that our containers have the potential to help change people’s lives.

We have supplied containers for a number of community and charitable initiatives, from large-scale projects like the Orange Babies’ children’s home or the Skateistan skateboard park in Johannesburg to more humble, but equally important projects for local schools and crèches.

We also continue to sponsor and actively participate in a range of cycling, running and swimming events, from the AfricanX TrailRun to the Night Trail Series and the popular Wines2Whales MTB events.

The things we care about

10 Ways Shipping Containers have Changed the World
10 Ways Shipping Containers have Changed the World
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Shipping containers have had a revolutionary effect on trade worldwide.

Shipping Containers: Ideal Seasonal Farm Storage
Shipping Containers: Ideal Seasonal Farm Storage
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Shipping containers are proving invaluable to seasonal food producers.

Ideal Container Storage and Offices: Our Range of 3-metre Containers in Gauteng
Ideal Container Storage and Offices: Our Range of 3-metre Containers in Gauteng
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Need to rent a small container? Big Box offers a range of 3-metre containers in Gauteng.

Another Innovative Idea: Instant Shipping Container Garages
Another Innovative Idea: Instant Shipping Container Garages
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Shipping containers can be converted for use as instant garages. We consider the pros and cons.

Get in touch

Should you require any more information about our products, please feel free to contact us using our toll free number on 0861 44 7474.

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