Scottish shipping container supplier thrives post acquisition


RFB, a prominent shipping container supplier, marked a significant milestone in August this year with the successful acquisition of Forth Containers and their sister company Container World. This strategic move, valued at £2 million, has not only strengthened RFB’s position in the industry but has also established the company as Scotland’s largest shipping container business, with the backing of private equity group Foresight.

With this acquisition, RFB welcomed over 2000 containers into its extensive fleet, further enhancing its capacity to cater to a diverse range of customers across Scotland. Under the leadership of Managing Director Angus Barraclough, the integration of Forth Containers and Container World has yielded numerous advantages for RFB’s clients. Customers now benefit from more competitive pricing, increased container availability, and quicker delivery times, all of which contribute to a superior service experience.

Angus Barraclough, Managing Director of RFB Containers, expressed his satisfaction with the integration, stating: “We understand the importance of regional suppliers to our customers, and now, with our expanded scale, resources, and expertise, we can deliver exceptional service to customers all over Scotland.”

RFB Containers serve a wide range of sectors, including agriculture, highways, and self-storage operators. Despite the economic uncertainties of 2023, these acquisitions have allowed RFB to assist over 23,361 customers to date, highlighting the company’s commitment to providing reliable and efficient container solutions.

The private equity group Foresight played a pivotal role in enabling the successful acquisition, demonstrating their confidence in RFB’s growth plans.

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