In the UK, Mobile Mini’s growing fleet of rental units now stands at more than 36,000 across its 16 branches nationwide, from Glasgow to Southampton, including its North East branches in Sunderland and Middlesbrough. For over 40 years, Mobile Mini has been supplying portable site accommodation and secure storage containers to approximately 11,300 customers, primarily in the construction industry, but also including retailers, manufacturers, hospitals, schools, utility companies, distributors, hotels and individual households.
The company recently announced an increase in half year revenue to £28.9m, for the period January to June 2016. Revenue has been bolstered by an investment over the past 18 months of £18.9m in new units for its rental fleet. This investment includes the recent launch of the industry-leading, cost effective and energy efficient Groundhog Fusion mobile welfare units.
As a leading innovator in its industry, the company is continuously adding to the features of its site accommodation fleet of portable offices, toilets and drying rooms. Recent innovations include LED lighting, offering an 83% reduction in power consumption and advanced dehumidifiers that mean the company’s fleet of drying rooms provide the best performance in the industry.
The company will also invest a further £3.7m this year in its fleet of fuel efficient Scania delivery vehicles, as part of Mobile Mini’s drive to constantly improve its operational efficiency, first class health and safety standards, and customer service. By the end of 2016, Mobile Mini will have a fleet of 50 lorry mounted loader crane vehicles, one of the largest of its kind in the UK. It was also awarded a Gold level award in the Fleet Operators Recognition Scheme (FORS), recognising the company’s significant improvements in safety, environmental impact and efficiency.
Continued investment in its growing workforce across the UK has also taken its total number of employees to more than 400, 115 of which are based in the north east, with 40 new positions created over the past year. Mobile Mini continues to invest heavily in its training and development programmes for all existing employees. For example, to address the company’s need for more HGV Drivers, Mobile Mini have devised a fully-funded driver development programme, which is open to any of their employees looking to make a career change.
Chris Morgan, Managing Director at Mobile Mini, commented: “Despite some uncertainty following the recent Brexit vote, we saw strong growth in the first half of the year and June 2016 in particular was a record for us, with continued strong demand from the construction industry.
“We’re determined to maintain our market leading position by continuing to invest in our people and products, so that we exceed our customers’ expectations and continue to build strong long term relationships with them.”