Stand number: 3080


Modular Building innovators for more than 50 years, operating in seven countries, employing more than 1,750 people

Our mission: "To provide peace of mind for our customers across Europe through quality buildings and services"

That's precisely what Portakabin has been doing for the past 50 years. Today, we operate in seven countries and employ more than 1,750 people in the UK, Ireland, France, Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg and Holland. Since the company was founded as a pioneering manufacturer of portable and modular buildings, we have continued to innovate and develop exceptional buildings that meet the challenges of efficient, sustainable, high-quality construction.

Building space delivered on time and on budget for more than 50 years

During our 50 years in operation we have manufactured accommodation for a huge variety of applications, from offices, nurseries and classrooms to hospital wards, call centres and laboratories. Customers can choose to buy our buildings or hire them for any length of time. Our network of more than 50 Visitor and Hire Centres ensures that all customers receive a local service from Portakabin building specialists, no matter where they are located.

Portakabin through the ages

From the first portable PK16 building developed by Donald Shepherd to launch Portakabin in 1961, the Portakabin story has been characterised by innovation, inspiration and integrity. Today the company is the acknowledged market leader in the design and manufacture of portable and modular buildings.

Extensive building range

Designed and manufactured at the 250,000m2 Portakabin production facility in York, Portakabin buildings fulfil the demands of an increasing range of applications, from office space, childcare facilities and classrooms to health centres, hospitals, call centres and toilets and showers.

On-time, on-budget promise

When you work with Portakabin, you are assured of the highest standards of customer service, as set out in our unique Customer Charter. Whether you choose to hire or buy your building, we promise that your project will be completed on time and on budget, every time.

Awards for excellence

Portakabin products, systems and services have achieved an impressive range of awards and certifications, from BBA, LABC, ISO9001 and ISO14001 accreditations to Superbrand status, the Engineering Excellence Award, Zurich approved supplier status and Queen's Awards for Export and Achievement.

Portakabin brand is our business

The Portakabin name was registered as a trademark in 1961 and, since then, it has become the leading brand in portable and modular buildings. We work hard to protect our brand and ensure that the Portakabin name is used accurately to describe only buildings manufactured by Portakabin.

Sustainability in practice

Portakabin works hard to minimise the impact of its activities on the environment and to ensure that our buildings offer market-leading sustainability performance. Today we recycle more than 90 per cent of our factory waste and have developed buildings that provide the highest levels of energy efficiency.