Container Category: Specialist Containers

Flat Rack Containers

Transport large machinery and vehicles that don’t fit in a conventional container. Our flat rack containers have no roof or long sides so you can load with a crane and ship even the heaviest loads.

Flat racks are some of the toughest shipping containers around. They’re designed to carry the largest and bulkiest loads such as vehicles, farm machinery, drums, and industrial equipment. Your Flat Rack container will be made to full ISO standards without sides and roof. When not in use your flat rack container can be folded completely flat and stacked.

Whether you’re shipping or transporting by road, the load can be strapped down securely and will stand even the toughest weather conditions thanks to the container’s

Corten steel construction.

  • Made from Corten Steel (COR-TEN)
  • 20ft and 40ft available
  • CSC plate included (12 months minimum)
  • Floor crafted from Marine Grade Plywood (27mm thick)
  • Windproof and watertight
  • ForkLift pockets/slots
  • Multiple lasing points
  • Used containers can be painted any RAL colour requested

Need something specific? We’ve been building bespoke containers for 40 years. We can design and fabricate any bespoke specification for your new or used container. Contact our team with your needs and requirements and we’ll make it a reality.

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Open Top Containers

Our open top containers are specifically designed for safe shipping and export, complete with a removable hard or soft roof for easy access from above.

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Insulated Shipping Containers

We can insulate any new or used container in any size to keep your contents protected from outside weather conditions, temperature changes, condensation, and dampness.

Insulation is essential for both storage and shipping, especially if your goods are valuable, delicate, or could easily be damaged by changes in temperature and condensation build-up. We can insulate your new or used container, whatever its size and use, adding a layer of guaranteed protection from the elements using plywood, melamine boarding, or food and medical grade materials.

  • Made from Corten Steel (COR-TEN)
  • Floor crafted from Marine Grade Plywood (27mm thick)
  • Windproof and watertight
  • High-security steel doors
  • ForkLift pockets/slots
  • Multiple lasing points
  • Multiple air vents
  • New containers are available in green (RAL6007) or blue (RAL5010 or RAL5013)
  • Used containers can be painted any RAL colour requested 

Conversions and customisations available:

  • Lining and insulation (plywood, melamine boarding, food-grade and medical grade materials)
  • Racking and shelving
  • Condensation prevention installation
  • Security padlocks with multiple keys
  • Electrics, heating, and lighting installation
  • Add your business’ branding
  • Gas strut operated fitted hatches
  • Manual and automatically operated roller shutters
  • Doors, windows, and skylights
  • Finishes and colours
  • Any bespoke fabrication required

About our new containers

Our ‘One Trip’ shipping containers are brand new and built to ISO shipping standards in China before arriving in the UK after a single cargo trip. All new containers are fabricated from corrosion-resistant Corten steel, wind and watertight, include a factory fitted lock box, and can be used for domestic and commercial storage, as well as converted for a variety of different uses. New containers are available as standard in green (RAL6007) or blue (RAL5010 or RAL5013) but we can also respray containers in any RAL colour requested.

About our used containers

Our used containers are UK manufactured and sometimes cut down from larger containers depending on the original size, so we can meet whatever requirements you need. Used containers can be customised just like our new containers and are also wind and watertight, resprayed inside and out with marine grade corrosion resistant paint in any RAL colour, and fitted with a high-security lockbox. Please note, that used containers are not universally stackable. If you want to create multiple storeys we can help you choose the most appropriate containers.

Need something specific? We’ve been building bespoke containers for 40 years. We can design and fabricate any bespoke specification for your new or used container. Contact our team with your needs and requirements and we’ll make it a reality.

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Open Top Containers

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Open Top Containers

Our open-top containers are specifically designed for safe shipping and export, complete with a removable hard or soft roof for easy access from above.

With an open-top container there’s nothing stopping you from storing and shipping heavy or bulky loads that can’t fit into a conventional unit or need to be loaded from above. Whether you choose a tarpaulin or steel roof, it will be secure during transit and can be easily removed when your container is loaded or unloaded. Your container can also come with a CSC plate confirming it’s been inspected and is safe to use and ship for a period of at least 12 months, so you’re ready to go!

● Made from Corten Steel (COR-TEN)
● 20ft and 40ft available
● Hard or soft top available
● CSC plate (12 months minimum)
● Floor crafted from Marine Grade Plywood (27mm thick)
● Windproof and watertight
● High-security steel doors
● ForkLift pockets/slots
● Multiple lasing points
● Multiple air vents
● Used containers can be painted any RAL colour requested

 

Conversions and customisations available:
● Lining and insulation (plywood, melamine boarding, food grade and medical grade materials)
● Racking and shelving
● Condensation prevention installation
● Security padlocks with multiple keys
● Electrics, heating, and lighting installation
● Add your business’ branding
● Gas strut operated fitted hatches
● Manual and automatically operated roller shutters
● Doors, windows
● Finishes and colours
● Any bespoke fabrication required

Need something specific? We’ve been building bespoke containers for 40 years. We can design and fabricate any bespoke specification for your open top container. Contact our team with your needs and requirements and we’ll make it a reality.

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Open Top Containers

Our open top containers are specifically designed for safe shipping and export, complete with a removable hard or soft roof for easy access from above.

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Refrigerated Containers

Keep storage items fresh and cool with a refrigerated shipping container designed specifically for perishable goods.

Whether you need extra cold storage onsite or want to reliably ship perishable goods around the world, a refrigerated container is a must. Refrigeration is low volume and energy-efficient, storing goods at any freezing or chilled temperature between -25℃ and 25℃ . These containers are convenient and reliable for the catering industry, food supply chain, and many other industries, and are suitable for carrying perishable goods, meat, fish, dairy products, frozen food, flowers, pharmaceuticals, and anything else that needs to stay cool.

  • Made from Corten Steel (COR-TEN)
  • Stores goods at -25℃ to 25℃
  • 20ft and 40ft available
  • Flat flooring & T-bar flooring
  • Some Include Internal lighting
  • Windproof and watertight
  • High-security doors
  • ForkLift pockets/slots
  • Multiple lasing points
  • New containers available in White
  • Used containers can be painted any RAL colour requested

Need something specific? We’ve been building bespoke containers for 40 years. We can design and fabricate any bespoke specification for your new or used refrigerated container. Contact our team with your needs and requirements and we’ll make it a reality.

Accessible and easy to use

Our refrigerated containers are constructed for easy access as well as reliable cooling and freezing. The flooring is flat so trolleys can easily move in and out during loading and unloading, or T-bar floors for drainage and airflow this is the most common type, plus a ramp can be fitted too also lighting can be fitted on request. Butcher doors and plastic strip curtains can also be installed internally to keep the internal temperature cool.

Safety features

Our refrigerated containers also come complete with the same high-security features as our other shipping containers, including steel doors, T-bar floors, a watertight and waterproof construction, and full ISO construction meeting full international shipping standards. Your unit can also have a panic alarm fitted inside to ensure staff safety.

40 years in the container business

With decades of experience and thousands of hours spent converting containers every year, Universal Containers has become one of the UK’s leading container suppliers. We’re confident we can build and maintain your container, whatever you need it for and wherever you’re using it.

Talk to our team to get a fast quote and any information you need.

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