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Dropside Shipping Container Conversion

28 August 2022



Universal Containers take pride in continually pushing the boundaries in product development within the shipping container industry.  We are dedicated to researching and developing new techniques within our sector in order to provide our customers with products not only for today, but also the future.

With the well-documented decline of our high streets and the small businesses which traditionally occupied them, there is an increasing interest from local authorities, start-up companies and entrepreneurs searching for newer, creative ideas to revive our shopping centres, markets and city centres.  We have spent a lot of time over the past year developing a cost-effective solution for these needs, utilising shipping containers.

Shipping containers have many qualities and make a great blank canvas to create the perfect, bespoke, manageable unit.  Containerised solutions come with the benefits of affordability, sustainability, strength and flexibility.  With all of the above in mind, we have taken our first steps towards helping rejuvenate and sustain old and new businesses alike with the development of our 20ft pop-up shop/café/bar.

The possibilities with this container conversion are plentiful.  The entire side panel is operated via an electric winch system, taking less than one minute to fully open and close, with an additional traditional door available at the rear or side of the unit.  Once opened, an extended floor space is available which provides capacity for all manner of uses such as seating or product displays.

The floor space is sheltered by a full electric awning system which is rated for UK weather conditions.  The awning is available in a choice of colours and add on features including wind and rain sensors.  The unit is available in a range of internal and external finishes.

After seeing this unit in action, we’re sure you’ll agree that it has massive potential in many applications.  The possibilities are endless whether you’re exploring your options in opening a small café, pop-up shop or moving the unit from festival to festival.

If you share our enthusiasm for this industry-leading project, please get in touch for more information.

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