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Boxing Up Businesses

Many businesses new or existing face the issue of being accessible to their customers, having difficulty finding new store location and the appropriate plot. In this blog we will be showcasing a variety of businesses that have moved into a box (shipping container, not cardboard) and become portable.


In 2008 Puma had a 3 storey, 11,000 sq foot portable store built for the Volvo Ocean Race 2008-2009 by LOT-EK, a New York based architect.

24 used containers were put together to create the store which featured a bar/lounge area and two decks!


puma portable business
inside the puma portable business


For their e-commerce launch of in Canada, the sports brand giant wanted to introduce an immersive experience.

After contacting ASTOUND, the brands worked together to create a bespoke clad, stacked container featuring products and innovative displays, as well as multiple interactive Nike ID shopping stations.

nike portable store Canada
inside nike portable store Canada

STACK (Newcastle & Seaburn)

STACK is the brain-child of Danieli Holdings, who have created two leisure and social hubs in the North East of England. We are proud to have supplied the shipping containers for both sites, in Newcastle and in Seaburn. 

STACK Newcastle
STACK Newcastle Inside

Barber Shop Tudini

Located in Columbo, this barber shop is based out of a shipping container. Mixing industrial and retro elements this barbershop is creating a cool environment for their customers.

Barber Shop Tudini
Inside Barber Shop Tudini

Smoky Park Supper Club

The Smoky Park Supper Club was opened in 2015, the restaurant built from 19 shipping containers is based in Asheville, North Carolina on 2 acres of land, and is described as a premier event space. The whole club took three days to install. On opening, the restaurant was named the largest shipping container restaurant in the US.

Smoky Park Supper Club
Inside The Smoky Park Supper Club

So, if you have a business and are wanting to make sure it is portable and modern, get in touch with a member of our sales team today for more information:


📞 0330 005 5111


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