The Company was founded in 1968 as a general engineering company, manufacturing hydraulic equipment for the agricultural industry, diversifying to the road transport, construction and shipping areas.
In early 1970's, a division was set up to repair and maintain shipping containers for the major shipping and leasing companies who visited Port Lyttelton. At its full capacity storing about 4000 containers on a 5 acre yard, and employing 45 staff of various trades. After about 20 years, the general engineering division was split off and the Container Hire Company was formed to continue with the hiring and container maintenance.
Because of our close contact with major shipping companies, most of our hire containers were on hired by them, but over the years, NZ law, and trends had changed to the extent local business and the general public are now our main customers.
We have had years of experience, and only use people who know the container business, That is why we use the Lyttelton Port Company as our preferred storage and service depot. They have been handling containers from the day the first one arrived in NZ.