January 2015 Post Archive - S Jones Containers Blog
Shipping container specialist S Jones Containers in Aldridge is celebrating its centenary after a record year of container sales, hire and conversions contracts for some remarkable alternative uses.
As a fourth generation, family owned business, the company has evolved into one of the UK’s leading experts in the sale, hire, conversion and storage of shipping containers.
S Jones Containers has completed hundreds of diverse conversion projects, many of which are exported around the globe. But the biggest part of the company’s business remains standard, unmodified containers which are hugely popular. Demand generally from both domestic and commercial markets for strong steel boxes has taken off for a host of useful and imaginative applications.
It’s a far cry from its early days after Samuel ‘Sammy’ Jones started the business as a haulage contactor at the beginning of World War 1.
He transported his first consignment by horse and cart – reportedly cases of crockery – from Aldridge railway station to the local Manor House, and by 1920 he had acquired his first motor lorry, a Thornycroft.
Read the full Express & Star article here