CONTAINER specialist Royal Wolf has expanded after acquiring the storage and container company Spacewise.
With the acquisition, Royal Wolf has expanded its presence in New Zealand and added units to its existing container fleet.
Royal Wolf executive general manager Paul Creighton said Royal Wolf would absorb all but two Spacewise branches into its operation, the exceptions being its Wellington location, where it will retain a self-storage facility, and a depot in Tauranga.
Royal Wolf is to also add Spacewise’s Timaru and New Plymouth offices to its network, which Royal Wolf has previously serviced from nearby centres.
“The purchase is testament to not only Royal Wolf’s continued expansion but the ongoing growth of the container hire and sale industry in general,” Mr Creighton said.
“There is big demand for containerised solutions across many diverse industries – from construction and storage, through to the wine and infrastructure sectors with the need for temporary accommodation and portable buildings by local councils and businesses.”
Mr Creighton said the growing awareness around the versatility of containers had been the impetus for Royal Wolf’s expansion in New Zealand over the past two years, including opening new offices in Whangarei, Nelson, and Invercargill.
Royal Wolf is currently supplying more than 85 shipping containers on site at the Westfield Newmarket development in Auckland, which is the largest construction project the company has supplied product for in New Zealand.
The Newmarket containers are being used for everything from pedestrian walkways around part of the 88,150-square-metre site, through to multi-storey container site offices, toilet blocks, and refrigeration.
“Containers have become a part of the landscape in New Zealand and in a growing number of industries, and for many of our customers, they are the go-to solution because they’re portable, robust and can be adapted to meet a customer’s unique needs,” Mr Creighton said.