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ALL IMAGES ON THIS WEBSITE IS OF ACTUAL TOPSHELL DESIGNED & MANUFACTURED PRODUCTS.

CUSTOM CONTAINERS AND CONVERSIONS
MADE IN AFRICA FOR AFRICA

With over 17 years of experience, Topshell Western Cape expertly designs, develops and constructs custom-built pods and converts containers according to the exact specifications and needs of our clients.

We offer full turnkey solutions from meeting for initial ideation to final delivery on-site.  Our container solutions are underpinned by meticulous planning, thoughtful design, and technical expertise.

As a market leader, we continuously explore new technologies and can confidently design, build and deliver state-of-the-art container solutions that are sustainable, efficient, and requiring of minimal maintenance.

Topshell Custom Containers and Conversions Workshop in Stellenbosch, Western Cape
Inside Topshell Custom Containers and Conversions Workshop in Stellenbosch, Western Cape
Custom-built Container project in progress
INDUSTRIES WE SERVE
OUR EXPERTISE ACROSS SECTORS

At Topshell, our precision engineering drives our design and construction expertise. We specialise in Custom Containers and Conversions across diverse industries and verticals, offering tailored solutions that are designed to meet your unique needs.

Our supportive services encompass the design, construction, and engineering of high-end steelwork, including skids, staircases, and other structures.

HEALTHCARE

Enhance healthcare infrastructure with Topshell’s custom containers. Our solutions cater to a host of healthcare needs, ensuring efficiency and compliance with industry standards.

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EDUCATION

Transform educational spaces with Topshell’s container solutions. From classrooms to administrative offices, our custom containers provide flexible and innovative learning environments.

Custom-built Container Classroom

HOSPITALITY

Elevate the dining experience with Topshell’s modular restaurant solutions. We offer bespoke container designs that blend aesthetics and functionality, perfect for dynamic and trendy dining establishments.

Container Restaurant

FMCG & RETAIL

Revolutionize retail spaces and fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) operations with Topshell’s tailored container solutions. Our designs optimize space and logistics for seamless retail experiences.

Solar-powered Container Retail Shop

CORPORATE SPACES

Boost your brand with Topshell! Our innovative designs transcend traditional boundaries, offering dynamic sales offices, engaging demonstration rooms, and intimate consultation spaces. Redefine the possibilities for your business environment.

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MODULAR POWER SOLUTIONS

Empower your projects with Topshell! Our containers are engineered to integrate with your specified electrical components, providing reliable solutions for energy distribution, storage, and conventional power across diverse industries.

Containerised E-House

RENEWABLE ENERGY

At Topshell, we excel in engineering custom containers for solar energy experts. From inverter houses to battery storage units and hybrid configurations, our company is committed to supplying tailored solar storage solutions to specification, on time, and within budget.

Containerised Solar Power Plant

WATER TREATMENT PLANTS

Facilitate dependable water treatment with Topshell’s containerized solutions. Our specially designed containers offer a versatile and mobile framework for integrating water treatment systems, ensuring efficiency across diverse applications.

Containerized Water Purification Plant
CUSTOM CONTAINER SHOWCASE
GALLERY

Below you’ll find a selection of Custom Containers and Conversions, expertly designed and constructed by Topshell.

Container Coffee Shop
Container Kitchen and Cafe
Container Restaurant
Container Clinic
Container Office and Ablution Facility
Solar-powered Container Retail Shop
Container Showroom
Medical Facility
Temperature-controlled Art Storage Container
Container Broadcasting Unit
Containerised E-House
Container Kitchen and Takeaways
Container Meat Shop with Cold Storage
Container Sports Club
Container Office
Skid-mounted MCC Container
Container Classroom
Coffee Shop Container
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Whether you decide on a custom-designed pod or container conversion, we guarantee a good value for money product.

WHY WORK WITH TOPSHELL?

For almost two decades, countless companies, including some of South Africa’s most well-known brands and NGOs, have entrusted Topshell to design, construct and deliver high-quality containers. Here’s a few reasons why:

ESTABLISHED

Established in 2005, Topshell has been in the container business for almost 20 years and is widely regarded as a reliable, ethical, and highly skilled service provider, offering high-quality container conversions and custom-built pods. 

SKILLED AND EXPERIENCED

Our team is highly specialized and has the qualifications and hands-on experience to produce durable containers that satisfy all your requirements.

Our all-inclusive skill set and turnkey approach allow us to manage your project in-house in its entirety: From conception to completion, you are in competent hands.

ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY

Topshell prides itself on its computer-aided design, CNC production processes, and expert in-house engineering that goes into the conversion and customization of every Topshell container and custom-built pod.

Our in-house CAD design, simulation, customized engineering, and manufacturing infrastructure allows us to materialize your blue sky movable working or living space.

INNOVATIVE

Our success is built on our capacity to focus on our clients and find out exactly what requirements the space should satisfy.

Based on this information, we are able to create containers that fulfill all your requirements, while delivering maximum space, schedule, cost, and energy efficiencies.

ECO-CONSCIOUS

In addition to saving you the time, money, and mess associated with on-site construction, our custom containers decrease the demand for bricks and other building materials, lowering the total embodied energy cost associated with constructing a new building.

By recycling and repurposing discarded containers and building custom-designed pods, Topshell creates new, movable spaces with limited environmental impact.

DETAIL-ORIENTED

When it comes to finish, Topshell is meticulous about detail and quality, ensuring only the best fixtures and finishes are applied to every custom container.

Our keen attention to detail, coupled with our expert engineering solutions and quality finishing, ensures we deliver superior spaces that last a lifetime.

MADE IN AFRICA, FOR AFRICA

Topshell has the technical capability to absorb any first world technological building block and build it into a final product suitable for deployment in rural Africa.

Most specialized infrastructure products developed in First World countries seldom withstand the challenges of robustness and minimal technical support that Africa demands.

Topshell understands the challenges Africa offers and we can design, manufacture install products that will last in Africa!

ETHICAL

We commit ourselves to ethical business practices:

01.  We will not and have never paid or accepted any form of favour from any party to secure or procure a project.

02.  We promptly pay all our creditors at month-end or as stipulated via agreement.

03.  Topshell has a Letter of Good Standing from SARS and the Department of Labour.

04.  We adhere to all the stipulations of the Labour Law and Basic Conditions of Employment Act.

FAQ

Below you’ll find answers to the most frequently asked questions we receive regarding our custom-built pods and container conversion service.

HOW MUCH DOES A CUSTOM CONTAINER COST?

The price of a custom container and/or pod depends on a number of variables and the unique specifications set out by the client.

The customized nature of containers and pod products also means a customized price-point based on a final design that includes superior quality finishes, the latest developments in energy saving, alternative energy, LED lighting, inverter-type air-conditioning, as well as insulation standards applied in the design and manufacture of each space.

Whether you decide on a custom-designed pod or container conversion, we guarantee a good value-for-money product.

To chat about the possibilities and/or request a quote for your container conversion or custom-pod project, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Alternatively, please email combrinck@topshell.co.za or call 076 983 8888.

DO YOU BUILD CONTAINER HOMES?

Yes, we can manufacture a contemporary container home or custom-designed accommodation pod.

DO YOU OFFER PAYMENT PLANS?

We don’t offer payment plans, but will gladly advise re: a way forward.

DO YOU DELIVER?

We have our own crane trucks and can deliver a single or several container to your desired location.

WHERE ARE YOU BASED?

Our Special Projects workshop is centrally located in the Western Cape, South Africa.

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HOW DO I GET A QUOTE?

To request an accurate quote, please click here: REQUEST A QUOTE

Alternatively, please email combrinck@topshell.co.za or call 076 983 8888.

OUR CLIENTS

These companies trust Topshell to deliver purpose-built, quality containers and custom-designed pods.

REVIEWS
WHAT DO OUR CLIENTS SAY?

We have two clinical Nurse practitioners; a dental hygienist and administrator, and numerous volunteer medical staff who offer their expertise to our communities, and the clinic structure provided by Topshell is a pleasure for all of us to work in.

Nina de Jager

The communities in which we work are very fluid and land is difficult to come by, which means sometimes the spaces we create either need to be added to and enlarged or relocated entirely, so flexibility is non-negotiable.

David Grier

From the first visit to the final installation, my experience with Topshell was amazing, not least of all, because my eyes were opened to the potential of these structures, for family and community use.

Trevor Strydom

As a pharmaceutical supplier, we at Cipla aim to provide accessible, affordable, professional medical care for people in township areas that is also convenient and respectful of their dignity, and getting this right is not always easy.

Andrew Stuart, CIPLA

The Topshell experience was unforgettable and of the highest quality. They were willing to walk the proverbial EKSTRA MYL in an exceptionally warmhearted and friendly way!

Muriel Lutz
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CUSTOM CONTAINERS AND CONVERSIONS

To chat about the ideas and possibilities for your next project, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

To request a quote, please click on the relevant button below.