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Cube Celebrates Partner Continest’s Expansion As Minister Opens New Factory In Hungary

Cube Celebrates Partner Continest’s Expansion As Minister Opens New Factory In Hungary

Cube Celebrates Partner Continest’s Expansion As Minister Opens New Factory In Hungary

Cube’s senior management was thrilled to be celebrating in Hungary today with key manufacturing partner Continest as it officially opened its new factory in Székesfehérvár.

The new production plant will enable Continest to increase production capacity of its eco-friendly and highly innovative foldable portable container buildings. Cube’s Chairman, Andy Moss, and MD of Cube Modular, Brandon Weston, were delighted to attend as the Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade officially opened the factory.

The Cube x Continest partnership is a major success story with both companies expanding rapidly despite the challenges of the recent economic climate. Cube is Continest’s international events partner and its UK and Ireland sole distribution partner.

Andy Moss, Cube’s Chairman, said: “It’s really exciting for us to be such a key part of the Continest story of innovation and sustainability. These unique foldable portable buildings help large-scale events minimise their carbon footprint in ways that were not possible before. It is not about offset, this is real reduction, which is imperative given the global climate emergency. The units have so many applications – it’s no wonder that we are seeing such an increase in demand for them.”

This summer Cube installed 16 retail fan shops at multiple venues across Europe for the EURO2020 football tournament. In the UK, 140 Continest foldable portable buildings were deployed earlier this month by Cube at the environmentally-conscious Formula E electric car racing event in London, boosting the event’s eco-credentials through the extensive CO2 emission savings made in transporting the units folded flat.

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Part of the Cube International group, Cube Modular designs and manufactures modular portable buildings and containers of exceptional design, quality and functionality for sports events, venues, stadia and businesses. 

Cube x Eurofins COVID-19 Testing Facilities Pods Installed at ASDA Car Parks Across the UK

Cube x Eurofins COVID-19 Testing Facilities Pods Installed at ASDA Car Parks Across the UK

Cube x Eurofins COVID-19 Testing Facilities Pods Installed at ASDA Car Parks Across the UK

We have partnered with ECTS to bring convenient and reliable COVID-19 testing facilities to British holiday-makers, available at various ASDA car parks across the UK. ECTS is part of the Eurofins Group, the global leader in bio-analysis and laboratory testing.

Alongside a new hybrid fuel cell system which uses stored power to generate electricity for the pod, substantially reducing generator use, the project also makes use of Continest – our unique, foldable building solution. Utilising innovative building technology, the units can be folded down and stacked for transport, thus enabling a reduction of CO2 emissions by up to 80% compared to fixed portable building systems. Available in two sizes, transport allows ten CN20s (10x20ft) or twenty CN10s (20x10ft) to be transported on a single truck.

With at least 10 sites already installed, and a further 20 sites due to be installed in the coming weeks, the initiative has the potential to ease Brits into their return to travel with a hyper-convenient ‘test to depart’ service. Up to 50 sites have been agreed upon, with the potential for further expansion, helping to relieve stress as a return to travel ramps up.

Locations of the 10 existing testing pods include ASDA sites in: Ashford, Cardiff, Cheltenham, Falmouth, Hereford, Plymouth, Portsmouth, Swansea, Wheatley and Yeovil.

eurofins covid testing services logo

Part of the Cube International group, Cube Modular designs and manufactures modular portable buildings and containers of exceptional design, quality and functionality for sports events, venues, stadia and businesses. 

Sport’s Most Sustainable Temporary Modular Buildings Enhance Formula E’s Green Credentials At London E-Prix

Sport’s Most Sustainable Temporary Modular Buildings Enhance Formula E’s Green Credentials At London E-Prix

Sport’s Most Sustainable Temporary Modular Buildings Enhance Formula E’s Green Credentials At London E-Prix

Cube showcased its sustainable temporary portable building solution at ABB FIA Formula E World Championship event, the 2021 Heineken London E-Prix

  • Full event organisation infrastructure
  • 100+ units installed
  • Unique design with foldable technology
  • Reduced haulage: 13 trucks, as opposed to 65 trucks needed for standard containers
  • 80% reduction in transport carbon emissions
  • Fully modular and stackable
  • World’s most sustainable temporary portable building solution
london e-prix

Last weekend saw London welcome back the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship (Formula E) at the Excel Exhibition Centre in East London’s historic docklands. The London E-Prix was last held at Battersea Park in 2016.

Cube, appointed by Formula E due to its unique Continest temporary building solution, delivered and installed race infrastructure for the event during the 10 days leading up to the event. The Continest solution used, ideal for event organisers looking to meet sustainability targets, brings temporary facilities and accommodation solutions to events in an easy to set up and environmentally conscious way. Utilising innovative foldable container technology, multiple units can be transported on a single truck, enabling significant reductions in road haulage costs and carbon emissions. The units, fully modular in nature, can also be joined together to form multiple configurations, including multi-storey buildings.

For London E-Prix, the first international race series to race on an indoor/outdoor circuit, Cube built a specially designed two storey race control building, situated overlooking the start/finish line to ensure all stewards/marshals have a clear view of the race’s start & finish. In total, Cube supplied more than 100 units across all areas of the venue, to include race control, medical centres, a PCR test centre and lab, accreditation units and media and TV compounds. Access challenges to certain areas were overcome by the foldable nature of the Continest container units.

london e-prix

Debuting at the event were Cube Modular’s accreditation/ticket units, with perspex windows for staff safety and roller shutters for added lock up security. For the media and TV compounds Cube also installed a full air con solution and acoustic linings.

formula e accreditation centre
formula e continest units
london e-prix
london e-prix

Jon Graham, Cube Management’s Commercial Director said, “We’re delighted to work with Formula E on a live project, having been in discussion with them for a couple of years. It is one of the most complex projects Cube has undertaken to date, given the mix of external and internal locations and the challenge with operating plant in confined spaces, but through Cube’s experience and talented project management team and crew, the installation of this multiple site, 130 unit project, was executed without any significant challenges. Delivering the project so successfully wouldn’t have been possible without the collaboration of the team at Formula E”.

Brandon Weston, Cube Modular’s Managing Director said: “We’re thrilled to have brought our unique containers to the E-Prix in London. Another perfect showcase to demonstrate just how flexible, versatile and sustainable the Continest solution is. The sports industry is taking sustainability increasingly seriously, so it’s not surprising that our unique foldable buildings are in great demand.”

Andy Moss, Chairman Cube International commented, “It is fabulous to see our Continest solution being utilised in the manner for which it was designed, making a complex requirement considerably easier and, most importantly, delivering real and tangible reductions in carbon emissions. As part of our drive to make global sporting properties more sustainable, Cube will be permanently locating significant stocks of the Continest units around the world, enabling us to provide localised solutions to World Series and major events. Formula E requires real recognition for having the foresight to embrace such technology and for taking direct action to reduce their emissions impact.”

Part of the Cube International group, Cube Modular designs and manufactures modular portable buildings and containers of exceptional design, quality and functionality for sports events, venues, stadia and businesses. 

World’s Most Ecofriendly Foldable Temporary Building Solution To Be Showcased at The Event Production Show 2021

World’s Most Ecofriendly Foldable Temporary Building Solution To Be Showcased at The Event Production Show 2021

World’s Most Ecofriendly Foldable Temporary Building Solution To Be Showcased at The Event Production Show 2021

Cube Modular, part of the Cube International group, will be showcasing its award-winning sustainable Continest foldable building solution at The Event Production Show in May this year.

Cube’s Continest foldable portable buildings are the world’s most eco-friendly foldable temporary buildings and offer robust and scalable temporary accommodation solutions for any event or venue.

Offering big savings on transport costs and carbon emissions, event organisers can achieve their sustainability goals by renting Continest units for any temporary building need, including as box offices, ticket collection units, bars, catering units, pop up shops, retail units and security or police bases.

Innovative foldable technology allows the units to be folded down and stacked for transport, thus enabling a reduction of CO2 emissions by up to 80% compared to fixed portable building systems. Available in two sizes, transport allows ten CN20s (10x20ft) or twenty CN10s (20x10ft) to be transported on a single truck.

graphic explaining eco-friendly continest container transportation

“The events industry is taking sustainability very seriously so it’s not surprising that our unique foldable buildings from Continest are in great demand”, said Brandon Weston, MD of Cube Modular. “We’re really looking forward to providing hourly demonstrations of how quickly these robust, eco-friendly buildings can be put up and down at our Stand at the Event Production Show.”

Cube Modular, the UK and Ireland’s exclusive distributor of Continest, will be demonstrating these unique foldable buildings at Stand C10 at The Event Production Show in Farnborough on 26-27th May 2021.

Part of the Cube International group, Cube Modular designs and manufactures modular portable buildings and containers of exceptional design, quality and functionality for sports events, venues, stadia and businesses. 

NATO awards Continest official supplier status for its CN10 and CN20 foldable containers

NATO awards Continest official supplier status for its CN10 and CN20 foldable containers

NATO awards Continest official supplier status for its CN10 and CN20 foldable containers

Cube Modular, as the UK and Ireland’s sole distributor of Continest’s foldable containers, is delighted to announce that the Continest CN10 and CN20 foldable containers have received the NSN (NATO Stock Number) code.

Brandon Weston, MD of Cube Modular, said “The NATO Codification System is the biggest and most comprehensive in the world, used by over 60 countries. In the UK it is used for all procurement by the army, navy and air force and ensures form, fit and function are met through the supply chain. We are very proud to be Continest’s exclusive partner for the supply of their unique, ground-breaking and award-winning portable building products.”

The NSN is a 13-digit numerical code which identifies all the ‘standardised material items of supply’ as they have been recognised by all NATO countries. The codification system is used by the forces of all the NATO countries (army, navy and air force), as well as those of non-NATO countries that participate in the NATO Codification System (NCS). In fact, there are more non-NATO countries using the NCS than there are NATO countries. All products are procured through the NATO Support and Procurement Agency.

    Continest Truck
    Continest Container

    Continest’s market-leading and award-winning modular foldable containers have won many plaudits from across the globe. Utilising innovative foldable container technology, the flat-packed container units are specifically designed to enable quick and easy transportation, installation and relocation in an economical and environment-friendly way. Due to their patented design, multiple units can be transported on a single truck, enabling huge savings on road haulage costs and impressive reductions in carbon emissions: a foldable building solution which offers an 80% reduction in logistical and storage costs, and a similar reduction in CO2 and GHG emissions, compared to traditional, fix-framed buildings.

    In-house manufacturing allows Continest to acquire components from nearby suppliers, thus further reducing the carbon footprint of its products. Factory construction also enables the company to recycle more, and waste less, materials, providing clients with a greener and more sustainable building option.

    With R&D an ongoing commitment, Continest have developed a 100% recyclable insulation solution, as well as CN20 Solar, connectable Wet Cell, and bullet and blast protected foldable versions of its products.

    NATO base

    Awards and Certifications include:

    • Winners of the 2019 Showman’s Show Green Supplier and Innovation award
    • Runners Up at the Tech Startup Pitch contest
    • Featured in IQ’s Green Guardians
    • ISO14001 accredited
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    containers and truck

    About NATO

    NATO, the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, is an intergovernmental military alliance between 30 European and North American countries. The organisation implements the North Atlantic Treaty that was signed on 4 April 1949. NATO’s purpose is to guarantee the freedom and security of its members through political and military means.

    About Continest

    Continest manufactures innovative, market-leading, foldable containers, specifically developed for quick and easy set up and transportation. Due to the modular buildings’ patented foldable design, multiple units can be transported on a single truck offering huge savings in road haulage costs, logistic and storage costs, and impressive reductions in CO2 and GHG emissions to help meet sustainability targets. Continest’s award-winning and multi-functional containers have been used at events, festivals, and venues across the globe.

    About Cube Modular

    Cube Modular, part of the Cube International group, is a specialist designer and manufacturer of modular portable buildings. The company brings unique, forward-thinking and game-changing concepts to the portable building industry and creates buildings and structures of exceptional design, quality and construction. Offering a full turn-key solution, from concept design to off-site construction, Cube Modular delivers bespoke solutions to many leading brands and venues, including global events, festivals, sports stadia, supermarkets, airports and hospitals.

    Part of the Cube International group, Cube Modular designs and manufactures modular portable buildings and containers of exceptional design, quality and functionality for sports events, venues, stadia and businesses. 

    Cube Modular Supports ITV’s Newest Reality Dating Show

    Cube Modular Supports ITV’s Newest Reality Dating Show

    Cube Modular Supports ITV’s Newest Reality Dating Show

    Cube Modular’s unique, foldable Continest modular buildings have been deployed for the filming of Ready To Mingle, ITV’s newest reality dating show. The production crew of the new series, which is being filmed in Devon, will be using the ecofriendly units as offices and welfare units.

    Whilst filming is not expected to start until May, the production team have been busy preparing for the arrival of the contestants and are using the environmentally friendly Continest containers for the crew as an effective sustainability solution. Continest’s innovative and award-winning foldable design technology make its units the most mobile and eco-friendly portable buildings in the modular accommodation industry. Not only can 10 units be transported on one truck, thus offering significant savings on road haulage cost and carbon emissions, the units are also constructed from 70% recycled and/or recyclable materials, thereby making a major contribution to any sustainable filming environment.

    Made by the company behind ITV’s successful tea-time game show The Chase, Ready to Mingle will see a single woman looking for love with 12 male suitors competing for her attention as well as a big cash prize. The full format, including plot twists and turns, have not yet been revealed. The new reality dating show is due to be aired later this year, part of the new ITV2 Autumn schedule.

    Itv's ready to mingle house for contestants

    Part of the Cube International group, Cube Modular designs and manufactures modular portable buildings and containers of exceptional design, quality and functionality for sports events, venues, stadia and businesses.