About Us

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Our head office in Redditch, West Midlands, UK

We have many experience in the shipping container industry, and have been sourcing containers to trade suppliers for a long time. In 2011 we launched this website to provide simple and easy access to ranges of competitively priced shipping containers. We stick to what we know, and that is ensuring that you’re always dealing with someone who is knowledgeable and experienced in finding you the right container. Our emphasis is always on providing top quality customer care.

Based at our headquarters in Redditch, UK, we are strategically located a couple of hours from most major UK ports and container hubs.

We ensure you get the container you need at the right price

We work with a strategically located network of 16 container yards, over a hundred hauliers (of all types, standard chassis container trucks, (specialised Hiab crane vehicles (Hiabs), Heavy lifting container vehicles (side-lifters), heavy haulage (up to 150 tonnes) and low loaders), 100+ freight forwarders, 22 other container traders, stockholders or appointed agents, 2 rail freight operators, 3 or the top 5 worldwide container fleet owners and the majority of the major international shipping lines. In a globalised industry such as ours, having a strong operational base of trusted relationships is, in our opinion, the best way to ensure that we can get you the right shipping container.

If you work within the industry and think you can help us please contact us.

We are operators, not salespeople

Our staff to date have largely come from a customer service backgrounds in the haulage, shipping and container supply industries, or related heavy industry service roles. We have the combined hands on experience of dealing with over 20,000 container deliveries and we have seen almost everything. For this reason we are more committed to ensuring that your job runs as smoothly as possible and just as importantly, ensuring you know what’s going on. We help you by providing information on the types and size of lorry you are booking, clearly give you the information on what you are purchasing and your responsibilities as regards ensuring a smooth delivery and a suitable site. We will also supply a free guide how to prepare the ground for positioning a storage container to ensure that it has the longest life possible.

Please feel free to meet the team to find out more about our head office and customer services team.

Genuinely Here to Help

In our experience, it serves us all best if you get the very best option for your needs. If we get to sell you a shipping container we are more than happy enough so we wont’ try and push you into a specific shipping container. Most commonly we make a very similar physical mark up regardless of the size or type of container you buy, so there is very little bias on our part to try and sway you into a specific option.

In many cases finding you the very best option will have better knock on effects for us in the long term. Happy customers will (hopefully) recommend us to others and may also mean you come back to us in a few years time should you need more additional storage.

Entirely UK based

Budget Shipping Containers.co.uk Ltd was founded in 2011. We are registered and pay all tax in the UK. Its sole shareholder is a UK citizen with no foreign business partners or interests of any form. Our total annual tax contribution to the UK HMRC between VAT, Corporation tax, plus company NI and pension contributions (not including personal contributions) is typically similar to our total wage bill.

Budget Shipping Containers.co.uk Ltd does not own any foreign businesses or assets (other than potentially shipping containers and other stock items en route to the UK), and its not owned in full or in part by any foreign interests. All profit generated has UK corporation tax paid on it at the end of our financial year.

We’re proud to confirm that all our staff are paid above the UK living wage.

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