How it
started

Holland Container Innovations (HCI) is the proud developer of the 4FOLD foldable container. Our business started in 2008 as a spinoff from the Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands.

After 5 years of dedicated development, we managed to build the world’s first fully ISO and CSC certified foldable container that helps shippers and shipping lines implement real supply chain innovation.

How it
evolved

2008

HCI was founded as a spinoff from the Dutch Delft University of Technology.

2013

Reaching 5 years of dedicated development, HCI managed to build the world’s first fully ISO and CSC certified foldable container, the 4FOLD.

2015

The 4FOLD Foldable Container has been used on all modalities with different shipping lines all over the world.

2016

The European Union included the 4FOLD foldable container in the Horizon 2020 research and innovation program. As a result of this endorsement from the European Union and the corresponding financial injection, HCI has a production line that allows mass production of 4FOLD on a large scale.

2019

HCI starts collaborations between shipping lines and shippers to use the foldable containers on a dedicated route in order to bring efficiency and reduce emissions.

Meet
our partners

HCI has a range of partners all over the world to exploit the full potential of the 4FOLD Foldable Container in Europe, Asia, Australia and other parts of the world.

Tu delft

4FOLD is a product of HCI, Holland Container Innovation. The company is a spin-off from the Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands.

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Acl

ACL is our respected partner in Hong Kong and China. ACL was founded by Alex Chung who built an extensive network in the shipping industry all over Asia. Mr. Chung is supported by a strong and experienced team in the company.

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STR LOGISTICS

STR Logistics is our respected partner in the Benelux. STR is a Dutch forwarder and delivers transport per road, ship and rail. Furthermore, they also provide storage facilities and fully support foldable containers.

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FPCA

FPCA is our respected partner in Australia & New Zealand who handles Sales & Marketing of the 4FOLD containers in Australia. Flat Pack Containers Australia (FPCA) is an integrated logistics organisation with well-developed networks within shipping lines and landside logistic operations. 

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Dong Fang International Container

Dong Fang International Container, belonging to COSCO group, is the second largest container manufacturer group in the world. DFIC manufactures high quality 4FOLD foldable containers in the PRC using HCI’s proprietary technical know-how and Intellectual Property.

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Meet our
management team

Hans
Broekhuis

CEO

I come from the telecoms industry where innovations are launched very often. In the maritime industry the pace is slower. A sea container looks roughly the same as 60 years ago. When I first saw the 4FOLD, I knew that this innovation has the power to change logistics forever. For me this challenge motivated me to join 4FOLD and try to make the world a little more sustainable. 4FOLD is not the solution against greenhouse gasses and global warming, but I see it as the beginning of a spectrum of more sustainable innovations to come.

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Simon
Bosschieter

Sales Director

When I started HCI in 2008, there was no doubt carriers needed the solution of foldable containers, the problems of empty container transport were huge. Nowadays these problems are even bigger and people are more aware of the global warming and the fact we have to act right now. 4FOLD helps to reduce emissions and the inefficiency in the complete logistics chain.

More carriers focus on specific geographies and niche trades, while shippers start getting more control on assets and equipment supply. This will lead to closed loop for equipment with more limited coverage and focus on sustainability, 4FOLD fits perfectly in this strategy.

My dream is when children draw a container in 2040, they will draw a foldable container instead of the boxes we are using at the moment.

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Arthur
Meijers

Engineering Director

If an idea is so simple to explain, it must be great and a potential game changer. My challenge lies in shaping this great idea into a product that will change container transport forever, relieving the world of a small portion of harmful emissions. 

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Joris
Moerkerken

Production Director

Both the technical challenges and the pioneering field work we do in order to make the 4FOLD succeed are big drivers for me. We contribute to a more efficient and thus sustainable logistic process. It’s very exciting to see the scale to which this can be applied to.

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