April 2016 Post Archive - S Jones Containers Blog
A shipping container is perfect for keeping seasonal products, garden furniture and extra stock safe, secure and dry - Just as David Coton from Halls Garden Centres has discovered with our garden storage units!
"S Jones Containers are a perfect secure long term storage solution for our business and have supported the need we have had for extra space over the years, especially for our growing eCommerce website GardenSite.co.uk. We have several sited across our garden centres and they are all solid, remain dry, and very secure. S Jones are a wonderful family business to work with and always professional throughout all elements of the ordering and delivery process. Thank you S Jones Containers." - David Coton Partner at Halls GardenSite.
We will arrange for your container to be delivered anywhere in Mainland Britain on a day that suits you and with our range of additional container accessories, an S Jones container will fit the bill!
Please call our dedicated Sales Team to discuss any possible requirements that you have.
We’re literally on the crest of a wave with our latest containerised project.
Now we’ve completed a pump housing container for an unusual new surfing experience – reputed to be the world’s first-ever inflatable flow surfing ride called Surf-Air®.
Surf-Air® is the brainchild of Murphys Waves Ltd and has created the opportunity for everyone to get up and have a go at surfing.
We provided the pump housing container for the ride and undertook detailed design and manufacture of the container element of the project, from customer concept drawings, including ventilation, pump mountings, framework and brackets.
Murphys Waves Ltd is based in Glasgow, not generally recognised as the centre of the surfing world, but already Surf-Air® has seen action in locations in Spain and Italy.
Neil Walsh, project engineer at Murphys Waves Ltd, said: “The patented Surf-Air® is the world’s first ever inflatable flow surfing ride.
“The ride requires absolutely no construction and can be inflated and made fully operational in only a few short hours, making it the perfect surfing attraction for water parks, campsites and shopping malls etc.
“S Jones designers quickly understood what we wanted and rose to the challenge magnificently, providing us with a quick and easily brandable solution for our customers.”
“We found that working directly with the manufacturer made a key beneficial difference to the progress and final outcome of the project.”
Les Newick, our technical sales and design manager, said: “This was a fun project to work on but one with some serious design challenges.
“We are always delighted to be tasked to come up with solutions for yet another use of a container.”
The flow of the ride is controllable to provide fun for all ages, and would-be beach boys can hone their skills surfing down the wave inflatable against the flow of water being pumped from the container under high pressure.
As well as mainstream container sales and hire, our specialist design engineers use 3D CAD technology to transform containers into highly sophisticated containerised solutions for leisure, events and hospitality markets – for music festivals, nightclubs, enclosures, pop-up restaurants and cafes and housing.