Container Hire

Universal Containers are the North West’s leading suppliers of shipping containers for a huge variety of functions. We have shipping containers for hire in many sizes, ideal for storage as well as office accommodation, site canteens meetings and many other uses.

99% of our customers say they’re happy with our containers and service and  98% would recommend us to a personal friend, our shipping container hire service really is second to none.  Here’s what you can expect Universal Container Services Ltd:

  • Best container hire price and best quality containers
  • A free, no-obligation quote based on your needs
  • Industry leading job management of the whole delivery process to any UK location (must be accessible see FAQs for more details)
  • Lift off and placement of the container, Friendly service and professional advice from our Shipping Container Hire Team.

With more than 30 years’ experience, Universal Containers have the finest reputation for service and choice. Our commitment and expertise means that we can offer unrivalled turnaround times and fast (1-2 days) post payment clearing. Our container hire service is based on a typical 4-week rental period.

The professional delivery and installation service from Universal Containers is tailored to every customer’s specific requirements – we supply any size from 8ft to 40ft, for any purpose.

As well as containers for office or staffing, we have vast experience in supplying units for safe chemical storage. All of our shipping containers are equipped to be as secure as possible, with anti-vandal protection also available for full peace-of-mind.  The all-steel construction provides the best protection possible. Containers and cabins can be provided for hire with a range of security features to ensure that thieves or vandals are deterred and to enable your business to continue to run smoothly.

We supply cabins and containers in a variety of sizes as well as having a CAD design team on hand to provide bespoke containers for any use and any specifications to suit your site. Using the latest technology, we can listen to your needs and come up with the solution, quickly and efficiently.

Speak to one of our team today to find how simple it can be to have the best storage or add-on office space for your company. Whatever your requirements, we have the skills and experience to meet your needs.

Our typical turnaround time on shipping container hire is 1 to 2 days post payment receipt, our minimum rental period is 4 weeks.

Get in touch today to find out more about our container hire prices and delivery/collection information.



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Universal Container Services, Ltd Wharfside Container Park, Irlam Wharf Road, Irlam, Manchester, M44 5FZ

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