How it

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


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


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


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


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.


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.

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 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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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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Box2Build is our trusted partner in engineering and production of the 4FOLD container. 

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4FOLD Management



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 only solution against greenhouse gasses and global warming, but I see it as the beginning of a spectrum of many more sustainable innovations to come.

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