Container Conversions is one of the industry leaders in the provision of instant temporary site accommodation and storage to the rental and sales markets in Southern Africa.

Our diverse rental fleet, consisting of both containers and parkhomes, meet the varying needs of a wide range of customers through our availability, price, quality and customer service. Our extensive range of furniture provides a one-stop shop for the needs of all our customers.


Converted marine containers


Pre-owned marine containers are refurbished and can be converted into any application.

Primary advantages of converted marine containers:

  • Durability/security:
  • Ideally suited to the rugged environment.
  • Mobility:
    • Units can be easily relocated.
  • Convenience:
    • Units arrive on-site ready for use.
  • Layout:
    • Two or more units can be joined together or double-stacked where space is a constraint.

Prefabricated parkhome units


These modular buildings are aesthetically attractive units manufactured from insulated panels.

Primary advantages of prefabricated parkhome units:

  • Versatility:
    • Units can be built onto a steel chassis for mobility, or built directly onto concrete slabs for more permanent structures.
  • Customisation:
    • Units can be fully customised to customer specifications in terms of dimensions and finishes.
  • Shipping/Transport:
    • Units can be transported in a completed modular building or in a kit form and erected on-site, thus saving on transport and shipping costs.



This exciting and versatile product was added to Container Conversions range of rental and sales offerings in 2010. Constructed from cold rolled steel frames and insulated chromadek panels, these units are strong, as well as aesthetically pleasing. The ability to flatpack the units allows for significant transport savings as they can be transported to site in kit form, where up to four units are loaded in the same space as one standard 6 metre shipping container. The units are then erected on site by ourselves or others. These units are very easily joined and stackable up to 3 storeys, allowing for larger units as well as space savings, while still being easily dismantled for redeployments elsewhere, either as the original unit or smaller individual units.

Container Conversions produce up to 80% of our Flatpacks locally which allows us to use tried and tested materials while promoting local businesses and controlling the quality of the units produced.

Product Range

The applications of our Containers, FlatPacks and Parkhomes include, but are not limited to:

  • Living quarters | Residential units
  • Ablution units – Showers |Toilet options – Male/Female
  • Storage – Plain | Light | Heavy-duty
  • Kitchens
  • Canteens
  • Clinics
  • Change rooms
  • Classrooms
  • Boardrooms
  • Security huts
  • Hospitals | Clinics | Screening Facilities
  • Guard huts
  • Recreational facilities
  • Luxury offices | Office complexes
  • Man Camps
  • Restaurants | Mess halls

We currently supply the majority of our units to the following market segments:

  • Petrochemical
  • SOE’s
  • General construction (contractors and sub-contractors)
  • Mining
  • Property developers
  • Agriculture and forestry
  • Commercial
  • Film industry
  • Healthcare

We customise accommodation solutions according to our clients’ unique needs using either prefabricated parkhomes or by converting marine containers.

Depending on the circumstances, we can manufacture in kit form for ease of transportation, as well as for distant and/or remote to be erected on-site.

Our experienced team of drivers and crane operators, together with our extensive fleet of crane trucks, will ensure that all units are delivered on time and in a professional manner.

Various desks, tables, chairs, filing cabinets, bar fridges, microwaves, whiteboards, boardroom tables, and many more items available. We can ensure that your units are fully furnished according to requirement and application.

Container Conversions entered into a Black Economic Empowerment transaction with Imbewu Capital Partners (Pty) Ltd.

The company has black ownership – Container Conversions has been awarded a Level 1 BEE status.

This means that our B-BBEE level for procurement purposes is 135%.

We are able to offer informed technical advice on all customer needs.

We are well placed to provide export solutions throughout Sub-Saharan Africa and beyond. To date have exported to: Angola, Botswana, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eswatini, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Seychelles, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Qatar and Singapore.

Our History

Company founded

Company founded as Carriage Converters in KwaZulu-Natal

Container conversions

Company bought by the Murray Family and renamed Container Conversions (Pty) Ltd

First Export

First export (Angola)


First parkhome modular building manufactured

Johannesburg operations

Johannesburg operations established


Conclusion of BBBEE deal with Imbewu Capital Partners

Flatpack Containers

Flatpacks added to the product range

Alrode facility

Johannesburg operations consolidated to Alrode facility

Further investment

Further investment into the company by Imbewu Capital Partners

Modular Building Institute Awards

Las Vegas – Modular Building Institute Awards – 1st place in category for Alrode office project

Modular Building Institute Awards

Orlando, Florida – Modular Building Institute Awards – 1st place in category for the KZN Harbour project and Honourable mention for the Seychelles Blue Safari accommodation units

COVID ward commissioned

22 Bed COVID ward commissioned by Department of Health

Johannesburg Operation turns 21

The Johannesburg branch, located in Alrode, started operating on 21 August 2001

Acquisition of Big Box Containers (Pty) Ltd

The transaction to bring Big Box into the group was concluded in May 2023