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We’ll automatically match you to containers at our depots closest to your location when you request a quote. This means you pay the the lowest available haulage rate and get your containers faster.
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You’ll never have to struggle finding something inside your container with this powerful light. Just attach it to the wall and you’ll instantly have a well-lit container at any time of the day.
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With decades of conversion experience you’re in good hands when you need modifications
Featured Conversion Projects
Whether it's just a simple modification or a large scale conversion, we'll help you make it happen
Discover how we can assist you with everything from minor conversions, such as installing windows and lighting to a single container, through to large multi-container enterprise conversion projects.
Buy containers risk-free with our FREE extended watertight warranty
You don’t need to worry about receiving a container which leaks. Not only that, we’ll protect you for longer with our free extended wind and watertight warranty. This gives you 5-years watertight protection for new containers and 12-months for second-hand.
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Adaptainer are a supplier of shipping containers to both retail customers and trade buyers.
Since our founding in 1989 we’ve been driven by the desire to provide innovative product features and customer experiences which stand-out as valuable to our clients and partners.
This approach, combined with a company-wide mindset of conducting business with integrity and goodwill has helped propel Adaptainer to become one of the most trusted brands in the container industry today.
Supplying quality containers since 1989
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Frequently Asked Questions
How long does delivery take?
We have a comprehensive haulier network in the UK. This means you can usually expect your container to be delivered within 3-5 working days from receipt of payment, assuming modification work is not required. If you need your container sooner than this please check haulier availability with us.
Is my site suitable for a container lorry to deliver to?
Great question. To help you limit the chances of a failed delivery we’ll send you a delivery questionnaire when you order. This asks a series of questions to help you identify any possible issues. Also, don’t miss the free delivery checklist guide we send you when you request a quote,
Where are your containers located?
We stock containers at 9 depots which are spread throughout the UK. This helps keep your delivery costs to a minimum and get your containers to you faster.
Which colour containers do you have?
We usually have both green and blue new containers in stock. Second-hand units are supplied in a range of colours and the colour will depend on available stock on the day of your delivery. Alternatively, if you have a particular requirement we can repaint in your choice of colour for an additional charge.