Almar East Africa specialises in Bespoke Container Conversions

August 2, 2022

Almar’s custom-made, high-quality fabrication projects are implemented in partnership with the customer from idea inceptions to site mobilisation. These tailored container conversions are created by a team of ‘in-house’ engineers and design experts. 

Eduardt Ruhling, MD for Almar’s East Africa Conversions, says that the team involved in creating bespoke container fabrications are highly skilled in their areas of expertise – design, engineering, manufacturing, and aesthetics. 

“We specialise in bespoke container fabrications with the focus being on quality finishes and workmanship, and this is something that we take great pride and pleasure in. It is so rewarding to see the final product, created specifically for the end-use, in ‘action’ whether it be a coffee shop, a retail store, or a double-story office,” explains Eduardt. 

According to Richard Bell, Operations Director of Rural Retail for the One Acre Fund in Kenya, Almar played a key role in helping them achieve rapid expansion of their rural retail network. “We appreciate the good levels of communication and collaborative approach to addressing issues when they arise. The team is great to work with - responsive, professional, and takes great pride in their work,’’ comments Richard.

Another customer, Ritesh Doshi, CEO of Spring Valley Coffee says, “Almar was a thought partner as we designed and built our container café. They clearly know their craft and gave us the best advice for our needs. Their commitment to quality is evident, and the outcome is reflective of our brands and fit for purpose.” 

The 10 Steps of the Almar Container Conversion Process:

  1. The customer provides a detailed brief including the following information:
    1. Why they chose to go the converted container route 
    2. What they will be using the converted container/s for
    3. What the design requirements are
    4. Where the container/s is required and a description of the route to the location (i.e., quality of the roads, any obstructions, distance, etc.) 
    5. When the project is needed by 
  2. Almar presents the proposed solution, detailed costings, the proposed scope of work, and presents the milestones for the conversion.
  3. The customer accepts the Conversion Proposal and proceeds with releasing the Advance Payment to initiate the conversion process.
  4. Almar’s engineering team compiles the final design, drawings, specifications, and the build timeline. Procurement starts and relevant containers for conversion are identified.
  5. The customer accepts design details, the build timelines, the scope of work, and the selected container/s, and signs off the Design Acceptance Pack.
  6. Almar proceeds with the final procurement of materials and starts manufacturing the conversion.

For more please information please contact Eduardt on +254 700 036 742 or +254 719 675 272 or email