What are the differences between containers?

Basically, you have to distinguish between two types of containers. The classic room containers, such as those used on construction sites, and above all sea freight containers used for transport. The main difference between the two types lies in their construction. Sea freight containers are more stable and of a higher quality for long-lasting use.


What sizes are there for sea freight containers?

The size of the containers is standardised according to ISO and is differentiated in feet - we generally stock the sizes 10", 20" and 40" (feet) containers. The height is differentiated between standard and high-cube (inside 2.39/2.70 cm).

Standard container (outside dimensions)
10" (feet) - 2.90m (L) x 2.40m (W) x 2.60m (H)
20" (feet) - 6.06m (L) x 2.44m (W) x 2.60m (H)
40" (feet) - 12.20m (L) x 2.44m (W) x 2.60m (H)

Highcube container (outside dimensions) 20" (foot) - 6.06m (L) x 2.44m (W) x 2.90m (H)
40" (foot) - 12.20m (L) x 2.44m (W) x 2.90m (H)


Difference between standard and custom-made solutions?

The know-how and experience we have gained together with our customers over the past years flows into our turnkey standard solutions. These combine the most common requirements and are ready for use within a few hours as a plug and play product. The standard modules can also be adapted to your individual requirements with different equipment modules.

Our customised products offer maximum individuality. From different container sizes (e.g. room height), connected container (systems) with unusual container architecture to special requests for design/surfaces - there are no limits. Depending on your budget, anything is possible - we will be happy to advise you and make individual offers.


Your individual container idea implemented in a few steps?

We offer a free consultation for custom-made containers to jointly determine the technical feasibility and a financial framework. On the basis of this discussion, we will submit an offer corresponding to the defined customer information.

If the order is successfully placed, the planning documents and the design are created in a further step and prepared for production in a feedback loop and finalised approval by the customer.

After the infrastructure has been prepared by the customer (e.g. electricity/water connections, foundation), the container can be delivered and set up and subjected to final acceptance.

What do I have to consider when converting a container? Complex container structures or significant changes to the container (e.g. cutting out doors, windows, fixed glazing, etc.) require appropriate planning and professional conversion. The necessary structural adjustments are a cost factor that should not be underestimated.


What are the prices of converted containers?

In general, the construction costs for containers are somewhat lower than for a fixed construction, but of course the conversion of containers involves just as many hours of work by our skilled workers and this qualified manual work also has its price.

The advantage lies above all in the fast construction time and the mobile usability, which means that the container units can be transported as a whole at any time.

BOXIRCUS standard modules - such as the gastro container - range in price from EUR 30,000 (simple snack container without bar/kitchen), EUR 40,000 (insulated container without bar/kitchen), EUR 60,000 (insulated container with bar/kitchen) to EUR 80,000 (winter-proof container with fully equipped kitchen and exhaust air), depending on the equipment.

The necessary budget for customised containers/container systems depends on many factors and can only be estimated after a briefing discussion with our customers. In general, the more complex the overall construction (e.g. multi-storey, offset, cantilevered, fully glazed containers, etc.), the more cost-intensive it is. In addition to the container shell, the selected surfaces and design elements are also an important cost factor.


What delivery times should I expect?

The average delivery time for our standard modules is 8 to 10 weeks. The delivery time for customised products depends on the scope of the project. In urgent cases, shorter delivery times are possible for an additional charge.


What official permits do I need?

The type and scope of the official permits depend on the respective installation site and the planned use of the container. Before placing the order, we will carry out a "reality check" with you to ensure that the most common standards are complied with.

The actual submission has to be done by the customer, but BOXIRCUS will advise you during the submission process.


How can a converted container be transported?

BOXIRCUS containers can be transported cost-efficiently by standard truck, rail or ship (no special transport). At the installation site, in most cases a crane truck is required to lift the containers and bring them into position.

If desired, BOXIRCUS can organise the complete transport with the help of its logistics partner. In addition, a maintenance team is available in the DACH region in case of technical problems with the containers that cannot be solved by a specialist on site.


Where are the containers converted or manufactured?

BOXIRCUS containers are 100% made in Austria to ensure the highest quality. We have direct control over the production process and can respond quickly and flexibly to customer requests or changes.

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