Tag: Container Conversion
It is estimated that 70 million people are in need of a wheelchair 80% of whom live in developing countries. For the last 25 years, Motivation, a non-profit organisation has been developing and delivering innovative products and solutions that help improve the quality of life of the world’s poorest and disadvantaged. Motivation design a range of affordable, high-quality wheelchairs that take into account both the wheelchair user’s unique physical and environmental needs.
A recent collaboration with Google.org is testing the organisation’s ability to innovate and capitalise on the latest advances in cutting edge technology so they can continue to have a positive influence on the global wheelchair sector. The organisation has explored how 3D printing can be used to develop and produce tailored mobility solutions for wheelchair users in the developing world.
Motivation contacted S Jones Containers about converting a container into a mobile wheelchair clinic that has been coined the ‘Print Pod’.
A 20’ double door tunnel tainer was chosen. A patio door, electrics, HVAC, lining, a partition and flooring were all installed by the specialists at S Jones. The container was then also kitted out with a 3D printer, relevant technology, software and the raw materials needed to facilitate wheelchair prescription and fitting.
The Print Pod has been transported to India and joined by a team of trained wheelchair clinicians and technicians. On its journey, the vehicle delivering the container crashed into a tree which fell into power lines meaning the supply to the entire block had to be switched off to cut it free! Although we have never experienced anything like this, it does go to show accidents can and do happen however, if your expensive equipment is housed safely inside a corten steel shipping container, you can rest assured it will be protected! Shipping containers can resist almost anything!
The project has taken the charity ever closer to their goal of ensuring disabled people in developing countries have better access to 100% accurate and tailored postural support, which in turn will reduce the risk of life threatening complications from poorly fitted chairs and dramatically increase mobility and independence.
Why did Motivation choose S Jones Containers?
“Dealing with S Jones Containers has been a pleasure from start to finish. With a wealth of experience in the field, the S Jones team played an instrumental role in the early planning stages of the project and were with us every step of the way. The container itself is everything that we could have hoped for – and at a cost that didn’t break the bank.” Ian Harris, Senior Designer.
For more information on bespoke conversions, call our specialist team on 01922 741756
A Railway Engineering Infrastructure Company approached us with a requirement for a Stores Facility as part of their yard set up.
The Store was created by joining three 40ft high cube storage containers together side by side. Side personnel doors and powder coated, motorised roller shutters were installed in place of the original cargo doors.
Shipping containers were specified as they provide a flexible facility that can be moved easily in the future if required.
Our customer needed the facility to be 100% weather tight on delivery.
Should they need to increase their stores facility in the future a second shipping container level can easily be added without taking up additional yard area.
Our customer commented, “After enquiries to six container suppliers, we chose S Jones for the following reasons; S Jones were the only supplier who could provide the units as a weather tight facility on delivery, without the need for further site works. Their priced proposal included design drawings and photographs from similar projects, so we could see the product we would be getting. As an engineering company ourselves, we reviewed their design and could see that the details would work and were the result of tried and tested solutions from many years of experience. During the enquiry stage we were assured of their capabilities from the confident responses to our queries and questions. We were confident that they would be flexible and could provide a bespoke solution to our requirement and they could deliver to suit our timeframe.
During the design and approval stage, all our comments and requirements were incorporated and we were given a full set of fabrication drawings prior to the start of manufacture, so we know what we would be getting. The facility was ‘on time’ and was manufactured and delivered in accordance with the date agreed and set down in our order. The units were delivered and the facility was set up and weather tight within 2 hrs of the first shipping container landing on site. The facility was manufactured in accordance with the approved drawings, and met our aspirations and expectations.
We would definitely consider S Jones for our future requirements.”
We’ve recently delivered 4 single-trip modified 20ft containers to a Birmingham based Presswork & CNC machining company to be used as a storage and dispatch office.
Our customer required a large secure storage and dispatch warehouse to be located on site to free up space in the factory to maximise productivity.
All of the modification work was carried out at S Jones in our workshop. All 4 containers were joined together to give our customer the capacity to house all of their equipment in one place with easy access. We installed electrics, worktops, windows and roller shutter doors.
The main reason our customer chose shipping containers was their durability, ease of relocation and their excellent stacking ability. A 2nd floor is now being discussed.
Our customer commented, “From start to finish a professional, helpful & friendly service, excellent quality of 4 converted containers, we will be using you again.”
Centrax Gas Turbines commissioned S Jones Containers to custom build three containers to house system upgrade machinery and equipment for a project in Croatia. Assembly and testing of the units took place at the Centrax headquarters in the UK and were shipped ready for installation - saving time at site and minimising disruption for the customer.
“The level of support and expertise at S Jones Containers was excellent. Right from the beginning of the project they listened to our requirements and asked the right questions, and after receiving their high-quality product we won’t hesitate to use them again”. Peter McCaig, Project Manager
We've recently delivered a converted 10ft container to leading worldwide technology and service partner to the aquaculture industry, AKVA group.
AKVA group’s FNC8 (Flying Net Cleaner) is an intelligent remote Net Cleaning Rig, designed for the global aquaculture industry, to help reduce cage marine fouling. The FNC8 can be operated via a handheld mobile console or from a control room. Built with standard ROV components that are easy to clean and disinfect, it also includes several built-in auto features and advanced camera systems and sensors for complete monitoring during the entire cleaning process. With the use of high quality Net Cleaning equipment, such as the FNC8, optimum fish growth conditions can be ensured.
Brian Knowles, Technical Manager at AKVA Group commented “A modified container from S Jones Containers was selected to produce a complete control room for the FNC8 which includes a fully integrated control system and pilot chair. By opting for a modified container from S Jones it has allowed the control room to be both mobile and flexible. Using a 10ft container, ensures our customers can easily operate the FNC8 on a wide range of boats, providing the opportunity to easily move the equipment around a variety of locations.“
“Working with S Jones Containers was a pleasure from start to end, with a highly professional specifying and quotation service that provided excellent recommendations and great flexibility. Their multi-discipline engineering solutions specifically enabled us to achieve our objectives. We would recommend working with S Jones Containers.”
If you would like to find out more information about the FNC8, click here
“Rumour Has It” a couple of S Jones Containers’ latest container conversions are globe-trotting around the world with singing sensation Adele!
Two modified 20ft shipping containers have been painted black and fitted out internally to securely house expensive and essential equipment for Adele’s 2017 tour.
The tour started in Australia where the containers were suspended within the massive central lighting rig, approximately 80 feet (24m) above Adele’s head!
Adele is now at Wembley. Her concerts are setting a new capacity record for the stadium. The extra space has been gained through innovative set design by our customer Star Events Ltd.
By enclosing key lighting, sound and video equipment inside modular containers, the tour technicians are able to deploy a complex engineering solution with relative ease and safety at each venue and then get the units back on the road with minimal fuss and disruption. Roger Barrett, Special Projects Director at Star Events Ltd, who built the custom stages for the Adele tour said, “We have two days at each venue to construct and set up the whole rig and equipment and then take it all down again within 24 hours after each show. Being able to lift the fully loaded containers straight off the back of trucks into the stage roof was the key to making it all work to schedule.” An awesome feat in itself!
We are feeling quite star stuck here at S Jones!
Another example of how our conversions are only limited by your imagination!