• Farming
    Supporting the farming industry with professional, fast solutions

A significant part of 1st Containers’ product portfolio is ideal for the farming industry, where our containers can be used in a wide variety of roles.

It’s almost impossible to imagine modern large-scale farming without shipping and storage containers, which are useful in literally every phase of the process, from land preparation to harvesting and selling produce. Obviously farms have extensive storage and transportation needs, and they need a partner they can trust to deliver the best and most cost effective solution for every task. 1st Containers fits this description perfectly, since it has a range of excellent, steel-made containers in a large range of sizes, as well as the organisational know-how and experience.

Buying or renting high-quality dry shipping containers for storage is far more affordable than building traditional warehouses, especially since they can be designed to fit a client’s unique specifications. Our containers are suitable for holding different sized grains, fruits and vegetables, fertiliser and farming chemicals, mechanical equipment, or any other type of goods or equipment that needs to be protected from the elements. They can be used for temporary as well as permanent storage, and our shipping containers are very easy to transport/ move as and when needed.

Our smallest dry storage units are just 6ft long. Our 20ft containers are commonly used by many farmers because they offer plenty of space in a convenient format, while our largest containers stretch for 40ft, offering enough space to fit even the bulkiest cargo! Containers can be stacked as needed to create even more storage space, they can also be modified on request, for example we can add extra doors, install shelves or upgrade the ventilation. Our containers are weatherproof and very secure and can be locked from the outside, making them ideal for storing valuable machinery.

Refrigerated containers are also frequently used in the farming industry, since they are ideal for storing and transporting perishable goods. 1st Containers has a lot of experience supplying refrigerated units, and expect consistent performance from every unit we supply. Temperatures inside refrigerated containers (or ‘reefers’ as they are sometimes referred to in the industry) can range from -25 to +25 ͦC, and can be easily controlled. Our refrigerated containers are very reliable and built to ensure goods are well-protected against the weather and vermin.

Over the years, 1st Containers has worked alongside many major customers that work in the farming industry, and we always have their interests in mind when we design and evaluate our product ranges. One great example is our relationship with The Boyton Farm in Wiltshire, a well-respected supplier of high-quality fresh meats. 1st Containers frequently supplies them with 20ft and 40ft refrigerated containers, helping them to transport their products to markets all over the country in perfect condition. Boyton Farm has grown from a local, family owned business into a company renowned across the United Kingdom without losing its distinct identity.

Another one of our clients is Chilton Manor Farm in Kent, which predominantly grows fruits, including apples, strawberries, gooseberries, loganberries and pumpkins. We frequently supply the company with 10ft and 20ft refrigerated containers that have precise humidity controls, empowering them to easily sell their produce in their on-site shop without the danger of spoilage.

All things considered, 1st Containers can provide long-term support to farmers and agricultural companies of any size. Our storage solutions can be fine-tuned for our clients precise requirements, from storing farm machinery to preserving the freshness of food, either locally or in transit. Our containers can even be converted into accommodation for livestock or farm workers, with amenities included on request. All solutions provided by 1st Containers are highly economical and affordable, making our services ideal for family-run farms that operate with limited budgets and handle small amounts of agricultural products. On the other hand, we also have the stock and experience to supply even the largest customers, even those who have urgent and highly specific requirements or need to move goods in industrial quantities.