CSTA accreditation – What is it and what does it mean?

The CSTA, which stands for the Container Self-Storage and Traders Association, is an international body that represents the container industry. It was founded in 2017 and has quickly grown to have over 100 members both UK and internationally based.
This organisation promotes “innovation and best-practise” in the container industry as well as offering high quality equipment and advice.
This company represents anybody involved in the transportation, supply or conversion of shipping containers as well as representing many self-storage
facilities internationally. For both areas of the industry, they offer support and advice, helping smaller companies to grow and sustain their businesses.

Boxtor - An official supplier member

We joined the CSTA as a shipping container supplier member back in early 2022. Since then, we have attended every CSTA conference and take part in each online webinar. Our 25 + years’ experience in shipping container supply means we can offer market leading insights, expertise and guidance regarding all things relating to buying or hiring a shipping container. With our self-storage site in Northampton, this also means we can offer insights and tips regarding how to run a successful self-storage business!

Benefits for members of the CSTA:

If you become a member of the CSTA, you receive the following benefits:

  • Guidelines on operations.
  • Code of practise for the industry.
  • Accredited member scheme.
  • Networking
  • Bulletins and industry reports.

What does this mean for our customers?

Primarily, this organisation provides help and support to businesses like Boxtor. This means that if we are receiving the best support that we can get… then its likely that you are receiving the exact same advice. The better we function as a company, the better services and experience you will receive, and for us at Boxtor this is imperative.

Furthermore, the CSTA helps to take down and stop at lot of SCAM websites who use their accreditation, which can greatly benefit a first-time buyer who might be led astray by a misleading website.

As an official supplier member, you can find our link to their website, showcasing our profile on their webpage. Be careful when choosing a new shipping container supplier that is not part of the CSTA, as it is a very reputable and trusted industry body to be part of as a supplier.

If you have any questions, or need any advice regarding the above, then please get in touch!

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Excellent customer service

“Excellent customer service. Dominic, Nicola and Val on the team were ultra helpful and nothing was too much trouble. The delivery driver Lee’s skill at deploying the container in the tightest of spaces with amazing precision has to be seen, really impressed with the service.”
– Peter

The whole experience from initial…

“The whole experience from initial enquiry right through to delivery was flawless. Queries to the sales team were answered quickly and they went out of their way to arrange for pick up of old containers when the new ones were delivered. The new containers are superb….one very happy customer. :)”
– David Sanders

Great Customer Service & Products

“We purchased a reefer through Boxtor and Dominic was our main point of contact since the beginning. He provided us with a competitive quote and made sure that the reefer was delivered as soon as possible. The whole process was seamless and we are very happy with the overall experience. We are looking forward to doing business with Boxtor again in the near future”
– Theo Alatas

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