Why You Should Look For A Refrigerated Container For Sale

Looking for a refrigerated container for sale can be an intelligent choice for various reasons, especially if you have specific storage or transportation needs that require temperature-controlled environments. ContainerCo features an extensive selection of refrigerated shipping containers for sale throughout New Zealand in a range of sizes. Keep reading to find out why purchasing a refrigerated shipping container could be the perfect solution for you.

Temperature Control: 

Refrigerated containers are designed to maintain precise temperature settings. Temperature control is essential for storing or transporting perishable goods such as food, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, and other temperature-sensitive items. The ability to control temperature ensures the integrity and safety of these products. ContainerCo’s ICEBOX operates between -20C to +10C and offers switch-controlled chill/freeze modes for your convenience.


Refrigerated containers are versatile and can be used for various applications. They are suitable for both short-term and long-term storage needs and for transporting goods over long distances, making them valuable for multiple industries, including agriculture, healthcare, and logistics. ContainerCo have a range of refrigerated shipping container options, including 10ft, 20ft, and 40ft refrigerated containers. 


Buying a used refrigerated container for sale can be more cost-effective than building a dedicated refrigerated storage facility or purchasing a new container. Used containers often provide good value for money while offering reliable temperature control. If you’re unsure of the size and style you need, then get in touch, and our team of experts will be able to give you a free estimate for the most suited option for you.


Refrigerated containers are portable and easily transported by truck, train, or ship. This mobility allows you to move temperature-sensitive goods efficiently and access markets that may be geographically distant. ContainerCo has the skillset and vehicles to transport your desired shipping container to any location NZ-wide. Our team of experts can help you with removing and relocating your shipping containers to wherever you need them.

Customisation Options: 

Depending on your needs, you can often customise refrigerated containers with additional features such as shelving, lighting, and alarms. This customisation allows you to tailor the container to specific product requirements. ContainerCo offers refrigerated containers in three sizes and two different power supplies, allowing you to choose the one that best fits your site.

Environmental Benefits: 

Many modern refrigerated containers are designed to be energy-efficient, reducing their carbon footprint. This is important for businesses prioritising sustainability and minimising their environmental impact. This can be more environmentally conscious than a standard refrigerator of this size. To find out more about how ContainerCo refrigerated containers work, click here.

Maintenance and Reliability: 

Refrigerated containers are built to withstand harsh conditions and are typically reliable when properly maintained. Regular maintenance can extend their lifespan and ensure consistent performance. For the most part, our refrigerated containers share a similar structure to our standard shipping containers. They are made from the same unique Corten steel, making them a sturdy and reliable option for transporting or storing refrigerated goods. 

Resale Value: 

Refrigerated containers hold their value well, so if you decide to sell your container in the future, you can often recoup a significant portion of your investment. If you keep your container well-maintained and cared for, then you should be able to sell your container without issues. For more information on container maintenance, click here.

Emergency Preparedness: 

A refrigerated container can be beneficial during emergencies or unforeseen events. It can serve as backup storage or help with disaster relief by providing a temporary refrigerated space for essential supplies. The perks of reefers during a natural disaster include the movement of large quantities of medicine, food, water and other vital supplies to those who may have lost their home and contents. 

We have an extensive selection of 10, 20 and 40ft containers. We can meet all of your cold storage needs regardless of what industry you work in! Our containers come in standard height, are wind and waterproof and come with additional accessories that can further the security of your items. 

Business Growth: 

If your business involves the storage or transportation of temperature-sensitive goods, having your refrigerated container can enable you to expand your operations, enter new markets, and meet increasing demand more effectively.

Find out more about ContainerCo ICEBOX Refrigerated Containers:

  • We are branching out into using refrigerants with lower global warming potentials that are more environmentally friendly, with sustainability in mind.
  • Our ICEBOX’s are one-third of the cost of a three-phase unit. 
  • We pride ourselves in the care of our hire units; we perform 6 monthly servicing and a 24/7 breakdown service on all of our hire fleet.
  • Our single-phase units can run between -20°C to +10°C whereas our three phase can range from -35°C to +30°C depending on the unit.
  • For more complex refrigeration requirements within a container, we can design and build all sorts, ranging from blast freezers to containers with a compartment for freezers and chillers in one. With anything else in between.
  • Our ICEBOX (single phase) units come with an easy-access personnel door, locking bar for extra security, safety door release from the inside and curtains and lights.
  • We can supply both ICEBOX and three phase in 6m (20 foot) options and three phase in the 12m (40 foot) option.

When considering a refrigerated container for sale, it’s vital to assess your specific needs, budget, and condition. Whether you plan to use it for short-term storage or long-distance shipping, a refrigerated container can provide the temperature control and flexibility required for various industries and applications. Chat with the experienced team at ContainerCo for all your shipping container needs!


At ContainerCo, we pride ourselves on providing an extensive range of shipping containers for hire or purchase. Our range of 10ft, 20ft, and 40ft containers can be used for various purposes, including shipment, storage or construction, to name a few. Featuring more than just containers in our product range, we also sell accessories and parts for shipping containers to ensure your container can be maintained and repaired after prolonged use. 

Offering specialised containers along with dry standard variations, ContainerCo’s containers include refrigerated, dangerous goods, high-ball, open-top and side-opening options. As a fully established shipping container company, we also have the facilities to modify purchased shipping containers. Our specialised team can assist you with altering containers into workspaces, cafes, tiny homes or construction site offices. 

We can serve Kiwis across the country with facilities operating in Auckland, Tauranga, Christchurch, Wellington and Waikato. So, next time you require a shipping container, make sure to hire or buy yours at ContainerCo today! Contact us on 0508 732 873 or request a free online quote today!

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