From a fish filleting station that helps feed families in need through to school bike sheds, container solutions are helping community organisations across the country to reach and support more people.
“The containers were a saviour,” says Dionne Best, Head Coach at Napier Riding for the Disabled Association (NRDA) in Hawkes Bay.
The organisation provides interaction with horses for children and adults who have physical, intellectual, and social challenges to help them develop independence and self-esteem.
Since Cyclone Gabrielle earlier this year, NRDA has had two Royal Wolf general purpose storage containers on site to store donated feed and hay for flood affected horses and stock.
“Having a dry and secure storage solution enabled us to keep receiving?and distributing donated supplies for a longer duration, which was key given the long-term nature of the clean-up,” says Dionne.
“We wouldn't have had the storage space to do this without the containers and it enabled us to keep offering our services during a very challenging time. We wouldn’t have been able to do nearly as much as we have without them.”
From fish heads to bike storage
Mangere-based project Kai Ika takes fish heads, frames, and offal that would normally go to waste and redistributes it to local communities and families in need.
Royal Wolf partnered with Kai Ika to modify a container that is used as a fish filleting station and the central hub of the project.
“It’s about using our expertise, innovation, and container products to support their kaupapa and help make a positive impact in the community,” says Paul Creighton, Royal Wolf Executive General Manager.
A recent project for Konini Primary School in the Wellington suburb of Wainuiomata saw the delivery of a bespoke container to provide safe and secure storage for bikes.
The interior of the container was fitted out with special framing to store bikes in an organised way and to provide easy access for students.
Container solutions that make a difference
Mr Creighton says supporting schools and community organisations across New Zealand is a way Royal Wolf gives back to the communities it operates in.
“Our 15 Customer Service Centres, from Whangarei in Northland down to Invercargill, are huge supporters of their local communities. The teams love doing it and it’s their way of helping to make a difference in their own backyards.
“Often, it’s just one general purpose storage container that can make the world of difference. It enables these organisations to streamline their offerings and increase efficiencies.
“Ultimately, it means they can help and service more people and continue the valuable work they do.”