As keen mountain bikers, the Directors of Big Box Containers are proud to continue supporting the FNB Wines2Whales Mountain Bike (MTB) Events in more “exciting ways” than one.
Founded in Cape Town in 1997, Big Box Containers is a leading provider of high-quality new and used shipping containers. Although primarily a container rental company, Big Box also sells and converts containers to client’s specifications, customizing them for a wide range of uses. Drawing on two decades of experience, the company’s mission is to create and use space in innovative ways, and to enable people to achieve their business objectives through the spaces it provides.
According to Willie Ward, Director of Big Box Containers, Big Box supplies offices, stores and refrigerated units to most of the blue chip and listed companies in SA. “The FNB W2W MTB Events are fantastic,” says Ward. “One word does not do it justice. That is why I participate every year. There are challenges, but also rewards. The experience leaves every rider fulfilled. As a company we provide logistical support in terms of container offices and stores. We also provide specialized containers for marketing support in the form of our Coffee Bar Container and Water Box.”
“This year we’ve gone one step further by donating a 12m container to Cape Trails, the route builders of the FNB W2W MTB Events,” continues Ward. “The route builders have recently attended a one week bike mechanic training programme hosted by the Bicycle Empowerment Network (BEN). Their second week of training is scheduled to take place in November. The Big Box Container will be converted into a Bike Spaza Shop. This Spaza Shop will be run from the Cape Trails property in Grabouw. The container is a safe, convenient, versatile and mobile space for people to work in. It is cost effective and can be simply put down with a crane truck in one day and the next day be a functioning shop. It’s an honor to see our product being put to such good use.”
This year Big Box wanted to share the experience by offering one lucky team a complementary entry into the 2017 FNB W2W MTB Race. This spectacular prize also included the following:
- Exclusive accommodation in a luxury Big Box Container to the value of R18 000 (includes beds and electricity)
- x3 sets of Big Box Containers cycling shirts
- x1 batch start upgrade
- x6 Rialto coffee vouchers
- x3 Oak Valley wine vouchers
- x2 Vouchers for event images from Jetline Action Photos
“We are not big on the usual marketing stuff like gazebos and feathers,” admits Ward. “We supply a Coffee Bar Container in partnership with Rialto and we supply a Water Box Container with fresh, ice cold water on demand to everybody in the race village. We also have teams in all three of the events. So we are visible, we are practical and we have teams in our funky shirts having fun out there on the trails.”
Husband and wife duo Deon and Melanie Brenner are the lucky winners of the Big Box competition.
According to Deon, W2W is one of their absolute favorite races. “Entering the competition was a no brainer. The trails are superb, the scenery is out of this world and the selection and quality of food is awesome. Winning the prize certainly made my year. I can’t wait to experience sleeping in the ‘Big Box’.”
“This will be the third time that Deon and I team up for the FNB W2W,” says Melanie. “I had a very good feeling about the Big Box competition. I really tried my best to stand out amongst the other contenders, but to get that call was amazing. I am super excited and very thankful to Willie and Jasper of Big Box Containers for choosing me. It is a fantastic package. W2W and Big Box Containers have thought about everything including coffee and wine vouchers. The only thing missing is someone bringing me coffee in bed, but maybe I can twist Deon’s arm.”