About Us

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 aims and Values

Our aim is to be the most dependable and innovative provider of shipping containers

Our values are service, integrity, and innovation.

Our History - Timeline

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