BOS Container USA, a manufacturer of quick-build storage containers, has released a new skid accessory that works with the four-way forklift-pocket system on its U.S. line of portable self-storage containers. The product was created in response to requests from the company’s U.S. customers seeking an improvement on the logistic capabilities for SC3000 Quick-Build containers, according to a company press release. The skid allows 10- and 13-foot portable-storage containers to be pulled on and off a tilt-bed trailer more easily, the release stated.
U.S. trailer-trucks differ from those in Europe, where the BOS containers originate, according to CEO Kari Honkaniemi. European trailers have either flat beds or side curtains, allowing container loading from the long side of the trailer. In the U.S., the trailers serving long-distance hauling have fixed walls and require loading from the back. To facilitate easier loading and unloading, BOS previously developed a four-way forklift-pocket system that allows the 7-foot, 83-inch-wide Quick-Build container to be placed in 100 percent of U.S. trailers, according to Honkaniemi.
The skid accessory is available on the BOS 10-by-7 and 13-by-7 portable-storage containers. BOS also created a video that shows how the skid is assembled and attached to portable-storage units.
In addition to portable containers, the BOS range of steel products includes door and window frames, material containers, and quick-build warehouses. Its quick-build containers travel flat-packed and can be assembled easily without tools in just minutes, according to the company. They come in six sizes and can be accompanied with numerous accessories, including an electric package that includes an outlet and light, an access ramp, shelving systems, and racks to support tools, clothing, etc. They also come in a variety of colors.
BOS Container USA is the U.S. importer and sales representative for Germany-based BOS GmbH Best of Steel, which was launched in 1967 and manufactures a range of steel and stainless-steel products including door and window frames, material containers, and quick-build warehouses.