Stockton-based Mobile Mini has reported record results for its UK business.
The leading hirer of portable site accommodation and secure storage containers has reported sales of £66.6m during the 12 months to December 2017, an 11.3% increase on the previous year.
This record revenue has been driven in part by a significant investment by the company in growing its fleet of steel storage containers and portable offices, canteens and welfare facilities, which now stands at almost 40,000 units.
Further investment has also seen Mobile Mini expand, improve and relocate several of its branches to increase capacity and further improve product quality.
Operating from 15 branches across the UK, Mobile Mini now boasts a newly-opened flagship branch serving London and the South East, expanded branches in West Yorkshire and South Wales, as well as improved facilities across the country.
Continued investment in people has also seen the company’s workforce grow to 442, backed up by a record investment in training and development. Last year also saw the company opening its dedicated National Training Centre in Liverpool.
Mobile Mini’s revenue growth was also supported by the double acquisition of rival container companies Containers 2000 and Mr Box at the end of 2016, which gave the company the opportunity to strengthen its existing container hire and sales business, as well as extending its presence in key non-construction markets such as retail, hospitality and education.
The firm’s managing director Chris Morgan said: “2017 was another successful year in terms of growth, driven by continued investment in our people, products and equipment.
“The significant investment in our branch network has given us increased capacity, improved working conditions for our employees and helped us to maintain our excellent reputation for high quality products.
“Investment in our branch infrastructure will continue to be a priority for us over the next 12 months, helping us to maintain our market-leading position.”