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Manufacture of Demountable Container System (Project Manufacture of Demountable Container System)

Jak-a-Box was formed initially to provide research and development in order to develop a demountable system that will enable 20ft/40ft containers to be off-loaded froma trailer and set at almost groundlevel. At the time, the only product available to complete this same task was a large crane device using a chain mechanism to lift off a container, manufactured in Australia and costing approximately £120,000. Jak-a-Box wanted to provide a system which was much less expensive and available to any company handling containers and thus having world wide market potential. INTERREG funding towards R & D and capital expenditure enabled the company to progress forward in partnership with Combi-Lift Forklift Trucks (Clontribret, Monaghan) to work on the design and development of the new system, combining their knowledge and experience of machinery and the industry.As is common in R&D, when developing a product an off shoot can emerge and so came the idea for a demountable tipper body. A proto-type was created and soon after the product went on to the manufacture line. One of the first sales of the tipper body came from the companys website whena business from the Isle of Skye realised the potential of the Jak-a-Box systems and a new Volvo lorry had the tipper body fitted. The product has now sold all over the UK and Ireland includinggovernment bodies. In addition to the Tipper Body and Demountable Container system INTERREG funding was instrumental in the manufacture of Beavertail, Curtainside and Box Van systems and the company are currently working with the R&D Department of Invest NI developing a new lift mechanism for the demountable container system.



  • 15%   62 000,00
  • 2000 - 2006 Ireland - Northern Ireland (IE-UK)
  • Projet sur KEEP platform