Portakabin is part of the Shepherd Group. This is family company supplies modular buildings nationwide. The Portakabin brand is the most widely recognised brand in modular construction in the UK and its modular buildings provide high quality working environments for many businesses and organisations, for example, offices, schools, hospitals or hospitality suites.
Case studies in Business Case Studies
Edition 19 Improving success by developing a Values Based Performance Culture
Edition 16 Achieving growth through product development
This product portfolio case study illustrates how Portakabin, a manufacturer of factory produced buildings, has developed a range of new products called Essential Business Solutions (EBS). The purpose of EBS was to develop products that more closely meet the needs of its customers.
Edition 10 The importance of quality in creating competitive advantage
As a result of carefully reading the Case Study, students should be able to: know that quality relates to how well a product does what it is intended to do, explain how the ability to provide quality consistently gives some companies competitive advantage, demonstrate the importance of offering customers high quality service.
Edition 9 Meeting customer needs for competitive advantage
As a result of carefully reading the Case Study, students should be able to: define the term competitive advantage, understand the importance of differentiation as a competitive strategy, distinguish between private and public sector customers.
Edition 8 Developing products and services to meet market demand
This marketing strategies case study examines how Portakabin has developed new products in response to growth in its existing markets. In particular, it focuses on Portakabin WardSpace accommodation: an efficient way of meeting increasingly demanding and highly specific requirements of the healthcare industry.
This marketing planning case study looks at how the Portakabin operations exhibit the kind of good practice that the Construction Task Force wants to see the whole industry adopt. In particular, it demonstrates how Portakabin is 'ahead of the game' by being customer-led and responsive to the changing business environment.