Popular Conversions With Local Business Owners

We are proud supporters of the local Scottish economy. Since 1982 we’ve supplied to major towns and cities such as; Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Inverness and Grangemouth. Within this post, we’ve decided to focus on the top 3 conversion products that local entrepreneurs are currently investing in. We’ll outline the reasons why, and the benefits of each conversion.

Many local entrepreneurs are taking advantage of this new, innovative approach to starting a business, as shipping containers are semi-permanent structures that you can set up cost-effectively. This enables you to launch a business, whilst keeping upfront costs to the bare minimum.



Containers come in various shapes and sizes, and we can alter them to suit your needs perfectly. These robust and secure structures make excellent container workshops, giving you the opportunity to practice your trade from home and potentially launch your own business. Whether you’re into woodwork, manufacturing, or something similar, we can fully insulate your container and add all the features you need for maximum comfort and productivity.




If you’ve ever dreamed of setting up your own container shop or delivering a service from your own establishment, our shop conversions can help you achieve this. We can personalise containers to your preference to ensure the design fully reflects your brand and what you offer. We can also configure them for maximum functionality, such as by installing refrigeration units or electrical outlets. These aren’t just cost-effective, stylish, and functional, but highly trendy, as their quirky appearance and environmentally friendly design make them popular with shoppers.




If you’re a talented chef, barista or food and drink professional, container conversions are a cheap and low-risk way to set up shop. Some cafes and food stalls don’t have a regular supply of customers, and downturns can threaten their long-term viability. Keeping costs low, such as by creating your own business premises using a container conversion, you can maximise your chances of success. Not having to worry about rent allows you to focus on your craft without the lurking threat of going out of business. You can also use catering shipping containers to sell food and beverages at festivals and other events.



Here are 3 benefits of launching a business from a converted shipping container:


Shipping container conversions offer excellent value compared to renting an office or another kind of workspace. Instead of agreeing to pay endless monthly bills, you can buy a container outright, convert it to meet your needs perfectly, and then start generating money without the pressure and weight of huge overheads.


Shipping container conversions are highly convenient because you can not only install them on your property and access them with ease, but you can move them around if necessary. This gives you the freedom to relocate, which is much more difficult when you sign a rental agreement for a traditional workspace.


Containers are built to last for at least 25 years, meaning you can pay a one-off cost and generate money from your container conversion for a quarter of a century. Compare this to 25 years worth of rent and utility payments and you can start to appreciate the cost savings.


If you found these container conversion business ideas inspiring, get in touch today and let’s discuss your ideas. We love supporting local business people, and we believe that promoting the self-starter mindset and facilitating entrepreneurship in our communities is one of the best ways to do that.

Give us a call and discover how RFB Containers can support you.