Managing Director - Nelson
I began my career in Nelson with iconic New Zealand shipping company The Union Steamship Company as a junior office clerk and container controller. It was in this environment that I began my first business venture, a very small operation selling shipping containers in Nelson, in 1990.
My business interests have continued to evolve rapidly over the last 5 years, always with containers as the central focus. I have at times been referred to as a container guru however I prefer to think of myself as a container maniac. Despite its somewhat simple physical appearance, I continue to be enthusiastic regarding the huge versatility of the humble container.
My specific areas of expertise are in marketing and branding, and in managing businesses from a strategic perspective.
I was raised in a tropical environment in Papua New Guinea and have a strong affinity with the earth which includes a passion for geology and volcanism. I believe strongly that all business should be operated with minimal disruption to the environment and in particular that we should strive to seek balance in all aspects of our lives.
Why choose Boxman?
We are a family-owned, private company with a Head Office in Nelson, New Zealand, Boxman has grown from small beginnings into a diversified container logistics provider, involved in a range of storage and transport related activities.
We have branches in Nelson, Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, Canterbury and the West Coast, and agents throughout New Zealand, Australia, the Pacific Islands and Asia.
Expect excellent service
Since the beginning, we have established a reputation as a high quality service provider focused on our customer’s requirements. Having positioned ourselves at the quality end of the market, we have a consistent policy of ensuring that our customers get the best possible service whilst maintaining competitive prices. See testimonials.
21 years of business in 2011
Established in 1990, in 2011 Boxman celebrated 21 years in the business of new and second hand shipping container sales and hire, and container self storage.
Shipping container innovation
Boxman were the first to introduce a number of innovations to the container market in New Zealand, and it is this pioneering spirit that makes us one of the industry leaders today. Our people are creative, resourceful and constantly up-skilling.
"The service was excellent. The process of hiring a special unit that we required was made easy by the Boxman team at Seaview depot. We will use Boxman again"
- M. Hagan, Fletcher Construction Ltd
"Chris and the staff at Boxman have always dealt with our requests for containers quickly, and always kept up good communications when it has been difficult to source containers."
- J. Willcox, International Mining Supplies
Read more testimonials here.
Boxman in the Media
15.08.2011 Wellington start-up Storybox is in the business of telling tales and it does so with the help of the humble shipping container. Full story
Supporting community events
If you need a container for a community event, please contact us and we'll see what we can do to help (subject to availability).
Boxman support The Nelson Car show - an annual event for car clubs and enthusiasts.
Nelson womens hockey team (below) - runners up in 2012 Nationals, and supported by Boxman.