About Adaptainer

Over 30-Years of Dedication to Our Customers Needs

Adaptainer was founded in 1989 to supply new and used shipping containers for sale and hire together with bespoke container consultancy and conversion services.

Today the company is regarded as a leader in the marketplace and technical innovator of intermodal containers.

We have developed vast expertise within the intermodal industry over a period of decades and consistently strive to provide an outstanding service to all of our clients, both large and small.

We believe this dedication to our customers is the reason Adaptainer has gained a reputation for excellence within the intermodal market.

Our founder directors and staff share many years of experience within the shipping container industry including, container manufacture, leasing, repair and modifications, as well as customised container design and manufacture for specialised applications.


Adaptainer is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority

Firm reference number: 828569

Our Services

Adaptainer was formed to offer services within the container industry as follows:

  • Trading in both new and used containers
  • Container hire
  • Customised container conversion.
  • Adaptation of both new and second hand units for a variety of specific uses.
  • Consultancy services to provide solutions for any of your potential containerized equipment needs.

Technical Innovation

We are strongly committed to innovating technical improvements within the intermodal container industry.

As an example of this commitment to technical innovation, Adaptainer helped pioneer the use of the new 45′ palletwide container which has changed the face of modular container transportation across Europe.

Diverse Clients

ISO shipping containers have a wide variety of potential uses, we therefore have a diverse range of clients.

Our customers are using shipping containers for purposes such as living space, site offices, secure data centres, generator housing, general storage, portable event housing, canteens, equestrian tack rooms, temperature controlled foodstuffs and much more.

Nationwide UK Locations

The business operates from two office locations within the UK, Ipswich and Hemel Hempstead.

Adaptainer also has a number of UK depots for our client’s convenience including London, Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds, Cannock, Grays, Gravesend, Felixstowe and Southampton.

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