Container storage company Mr Box has been purchased for an undisclosed sum by the UK arm of Mobile Mini, which has its global headquarters in Arizona.
Mr Box, which was formed in 2000, operates a fleet of more than 2,500 containers, which are available for hire across the UK, alongside a container sales and conversion business.
It will now operate as a separate division within Mobile Mini, supported by the United States group’s network of 16 branches across Great Britain and its main UK office in Stockton-on-Tees. Mr Box has a workforce of eight, led by manager Sarah Jones who will remain with the business.
Mobile Mini, which employs around 400 people in the UK, specialises in portable site accommodation as well as secure storage containers.
The acquisition of Mr Box will not only strengthen its existing container hire and sales business but also help extend its presence in non-construction markets such as retail, hospitality and education.
Chris Morgan, managing director of Mobile Mini UK, said:
“We are delighted to welcome Mr Box to the Mobile Mini family. They have a strong container hire and sales business and have a reputation for superb customer service and quality products.
“They bring with them a high quality, highly utilised fleet of containers and we expect a seamless transition for their existing customers.”
Tony Newton, former owner of Mr Box Ltd, added:
“I am impressed with Mobile Mini’s plans to grow and develop the business and am confident that Mr Box’s customers will continue to receive the first class customer service they have always enjoyed.
“I am grateful to Mr Box’s employees for their effort and commitment over the years and wish them and Mobile Mini all the best for the future.”