Shipping Container Modifications Into Cafes

Shipping container modification into cafes

Shipping container modifications are a beneficial tool to take into consideration when choosing a container. From lockboxes that prevent the tampering of padlocks to flat racks, open top shipping containers or side open containers. We even offer refrigerated containers for sale in NZ. ContainerCo offers a wide range of ideal storage solutions.

Container modification, however, is not limited to storage or transportation. A growing market for shipping containers has actually been in the hospitality industry. With the creation of shipping container cafes and restaurants.

At ContainerCo, we have options of 40 ft, 10 ft and 20 ft shipping containers for sale NZ-wide.

Shipping containers as the ideal cafe solution

Containers were originally designed for transportation, with the first one crafted specifically for ships. Made rectangular and from heavy-duty steel, these containers have been created to withstand long trips surrounded by salty seawater. Sturdy, they were designed to hold together and are completely stackable.

Fully sealed

Shipping containers are weatherproof and vermin proof. This makes them ideal for being used as a cafe or restaurant, especially one that stores or sells food. They are also completely portable from one location to the next. Easily reach a completely different target customer base or move around the entire country.

Fully functional

Fitted with all the normal hygiene requirements for a cafe. We can install plumbing, ventilation and electricity to have the space functioning at it’s best. Side opening containers in NZ are the perfect choice for cafes as they allow the space to be open fully.


With guaranteed flexibility, these cafes can have containers added on to them. Alternatively, they can be closed off completely for storage. We can offer modifications for new and used shipping containers to create the perfect cafe.

Shipping container modification in NZ. Modification for containers in Wellington, containers in Auckland, containers in Christchurch and NZ-wide

Large range of different sizes

Our shipping containers come in a range of different sizes. 20 ft containers for sale are the most popular choice as they are large enough to fit a large variety of items. They are also small enough that they can still be easily transported. 10 ft containers for sale are another great alternative for smaller operations such as a coffee stall.

Fully customisable

Some common features that we provide in our container modifications include:

  • Completely lockable
  • Side doors
  • High cube
  • Windows
  • Complete electric packs including power, light, and heating
  • Preparation areas that include worktops and sinks
  • Plumbing
  • Decking and awnings

We also offer refrigerated storage options for perishable items and dangerous goods storage for items that can leak or spill. Our shipping containers are also available for sale and hire. This is a great option for temporary or seasonal businesses.


At ContainerCo, we pride ourselves on providing an extensive range of shipping containers for hire or purchase. Our range of 10ft, 20ft and 40ft containers can be used for various purposes, including shipment, storage or construction, to name a few. Featuring more than just containers in our product range, we also sell accessories and parts for shipping containers to ensure your container can be maintained and repaired after prolonged use. 

Offering specialised containers along with dry standard variations, ContainerCo’s containers include refrigerated, dangerous goods, high-ball, open-top and side-opening options. As a fully-established shipping container company, we also have the facilities to modify purchased shipping containers. Our specialised team can assist you with altering containers into workspaces, cafes, tiny homes or construction site offices. 

We can serve Kiwis across the country with facilities operating in Auckland, Tauranga, Christchurch, Wellington and Waikato. So next time you require a shipping container, make sure to hire or buy yours at ContainerCo today! 

Contact us on 0508 732 873 or request a free online quote today!

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