SCF path north leads to Tropical Containers buy

Container firm sees Townsville-based addition bolster Queensland push

SCF path north leads to Tropical Containers buy
Justin Speedy


SCF is on an expansion run into north Queensland with the acquisition of Townsville-based Tropical Containers for an undisclosed sum.

It marks another step in the shipping container supply and services firm’s national expansion and comes swiftly after SCF’s recent collaboration with Sydney’s Speedy Gantry Hire for the installation of a substantial number of hoardings and portable site buildings on key Sydney Metro train station construction projects.

The partnership with Speedy Gantry Hire has opened up the Sydney and Brisbane market for SCF as it continues to grow its construction industry market share, SCF observes, and it expects to grow its Queensland presence by building on Tropical Containers’ present business.

But, along with a major presence in the Port of Townsville, Tropical Containers also brings with it yards in Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast, Cairns, the Whitsundays, Mackay, Ingham, and Western Queensland.

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SCF CEO Justin Speedy welcomes Tropical Containers to the SCF Containers fold and notes their shared vision of servicing and supporting the Northern Queensland community.

"Whilst the past 12 months have been extremely challenging, SCF has very successfully adapted and responded to the changing needs of our clients across the country," Speedy says.

"The acquisition of Tropical Containers allows us to build our presence in the Northern Queensland market with a business and team that has been highly regarded in the region for the past 30 years.

"The Tropical Containers brand, products and customer-first approach aligns with the ethos and SCF business.

"We look forward to working closely with former owners, Ben and Lesley McMahon and their team, as their North Queensland Customs Services business continues to provide key services for numerous customers."


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