Regional growth drives container demand
Leading shipping container supplier Royal Wolf has expanded its operation in Bay of Plenty to meet increased demand for container hire products and self-storage as the region’s population continues to grow.
Ongoing construction and infrastructure projects in the region along with population growth is driving demand for shipping container products such as dry storage and refrigerated containers, through to dangerous goods containers and portable buildings for the construction sector.
The new Royal Wolf site, at 353 Taurikura Drive in the Tauriko Business Estate, has significant capacity to meet growing demand. Additionally, to meet the need for storage in the region, a dedicated 24/7 self-storage facility with units ranging in size from 10 to 20 feet with the inclusion of 20-foot refrigeration space to meet customer demand.
Paul Creighton, Royal Wolf NZ Executive General Manager, says the new facility increases capability, enabling the company to hold more stock in the region to increase efficiency and provide a wider range of container products.
“We will have more containers on the ground in the Bay and a greater variety of container products to meet the increased demand we are receiving from across a wide range of industries including the construction and primary sectors through to retail and self-storage.”
Customers in Bay of Plenty will also have greater access to Royal Wolf’s innovative container products including the Wolf Lock Safety container and Site Hub, a worksite solution providing site facilities where there is no, or limited access to services.
The Tauranga site will also undertake container modifications to meet customer’s bespoke needs. This highly specialised service is also available in a range of locations around New Zealand.
“Having greater capacity out of Tauranga means we can have the right product on hand to meet a customer’s needs and to ensure quick and efficient deployment of containers to help them meet business challenges,” says Mr Creighton.
Taking local business to next level
Statistics NZ data from October 2022 shows Bay of Plenty's population growth is driven by increases in the Western Bay of Plenty area and Tauranga city, which saw the highest population growth among all urban centres in New Zealand.
Mr Creighton says the facility is a huge step up for Royal Wolf’s Bay of Plenty business at a time when Tauranga as a city and the region as a whole continues to grow.
“The new facility is located in a hub well placed to meet increased demand driven by not only population growth but a buoyant commercial and business environment that continues to thrive in a challenging economic climate.”
Royal Wolf is the industry leader in the hire, sale and modification of new and refurbished shipping containers with a total of 15 Customer Service Centres around New Zealand from Whang?rei to Invercargill and four dedicated self-storage facilities.
The company supplies containers across a wide range of industries including infrastructure, government, and building and construction, through to retail, agri-business and intermodal. It also provides community groups, local grassroots organisations, and sporting clubs with container products to support the work they do.