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 have shipping containers NZ wide in a range of sizes and configurations. Depending on your needs, you can buy or hire on a short or long term basis. 

Whether it’s one container or 20 containers, everyone gets the same quality service at ContainerCo. We supply whatever shipping container you require to any location around New Zealand. Your container purchase or hire is backed by our full after-delivery support. 

We have 10,20 and 40ft shipping containers for both sale and hire. We also have a dedicated and highly specialised team of in-house engineers. Providing strong and durable shipping container modification solutions. This includes site offices, portable buildings, open-top shippingside opening containers, etc.

Contact us on 0508 73 28 73 or request a free online quote today!

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