Containerwerk employs an innovative, industrial insulation process to convert used sea freight containers into high-quality building/living space modules. The company with two German sites in Wassenberg (NRW) and Stuttgart was founded in 2017 and has already been honored on numerous occasions such at the GreenTec Awards 2018 and as part of the national initiative 'Germany – Land of Ideas'.
Although the concept of building living space out of containers is not new, what Containerwerk does is totally different to the competition. The method is an unprecedented, complete insulation technique that meets EnEV energy saving regulations and is compact and thermal bridge-free. It is also automated meaning that the processing speed is unrivalled. A total of two hours is all it takes for a module with thin, high-tech insulation to be ready for the interior fittings. A further innovation is the full-surface bonding work, a technique already used for numerous applications in aircraft construction and the car industry. It brings increased precision, stability and rigidity to the construction.
The basic module is an used, 40” high-cube sea freight container with external dimensions of 12.2m x 2.4m x 2.9m. Following its conversion into living space, the container's living area is around 26 square meters. Double containers, two basic modules connected lengthways, have a living area of around 54 square meters. By end-2019, the offer should also include converted 30” and 20” containers, thus expanding the architectural options that can be created from the plug & play modules. The modules are available both with and without customized interior fittings.