The Parsons Containers Group is an independent privately owned business which supplies shipping containers.
Established in 2000 the group operates in a number of sectors including container trading, self-storage and container modifications.
Parsons Containers Group includes a number of well-established and well-known brands including Parsons Containers Ltd., ContainerContainer, Containers-Now and U Hold The Key Self-storage.
Our aim is to be the most dependable and innovative provider of shipping containers
Our values are service, integrity, and innovation.
2017 – Company restructured for growth and Group structure established under the name Parsons Containers Group Ltd.
2017 - Container sales depot and workshop opened at Darlington A66 site
2016 - New U Hold the Key site opened in Sunderland
2016 – Purchased a major new site on the A66 for a new U Hold the Key site and also for container sales and modifications
2016 - New U Hold the Key site opened in Mainsforth, Co. Durham
2015 - ContainersNow was established as an innovative web site and the first where a container could be purchased directly on-line
2012 - New U Hold the Key site opened in Birtley
2011 - Moved company offices to the Grade II* listed Manor House in Sedgefield, Co. Durham
2008 – Bought A1 Secure Self-Storage Ltd. near Grantham, Lincolnshire and brought it under the U Hold the Key banner as a new site
2007 –Sedgefield yard and workshop operation closed due to quality issues
2007 - New U Hold the Key site opened in Thinford, Co. Durham
2007 - New U Hold the Key site opened in Middlesbrough
2007 – ContainerContainer.com established as an innovative on line container marketing and sales site
2005 - New U Hold the Key site opened in Stockton on Tees, Cleveland
2005 - New and improved site for U Hold the Key site opened in Bishop Auckland
2005 - New and improved site for U Hold the Key site opened in Eaglescliffe
2004 – Business began expanding with venture capital investment from NEL
2004 - U Hold the Key moved from a container office into offices on Sedgefield Industrial Estate
2003 - New U Hold the Key site opened in Eaglescliffe, Cleveland
2003 - New U Hold the Key site opened in Newcastle upon Tyne at Benfield Business Park
2002 - New U Hold the Key site opened in Bishop Auckland, Co. Durham
2001 - U Hold the Key was established as an innovative container self-storage business and our first storage site opened in Sedgefield, Co. Durham
2000 - Parsons Containers Ltd. was established with Ean Parsons as MD and Sedgefield yard and workshop opened