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Portakabin Case Studies

The importance of excellent customer service

With a proven track record in supplying the highest quality accommodation, Portakabin hires and sells permanent and relocatable buildings. Clients include hospitals and schools,...

The importance of quality in creating a competitive advantage

Most businesses operate in competitive markets: they have to 'take on' and 'see off' rivals. Each organisation must decide for itself how best to...

Lean production at Portakabin

Portakabin is an international company. It produces some of the most advanced building systems available. The company is part of the £700 million turnover Shepherd...

Adding value through health and safety

Adding value to a product involves making it more desirable and better for the final consumer. Ways of adding value to a product or...

Promoting the brand

Entrepreneurship happens when someone sees a market need and has an idea that will satisfy that need. The entrepreneur follows up, explores and develops...

Achieving growth through product development

A main source of business growth is through product innovation. New products often come from ideas. These are either new ideas or ideas for...

Product development innovation and the product life cycle

Profitable and innovative commercial businesses are ones which provide customers with exactly what they need and want. Portakabin is an example of such a business. Portakabin has been...

Developing products and services to meet market demand

Intelligent business organisations understand the 'fit' between their products and their markets. Over time, companies develop strengths that need to be developed in a...

Responding to an emerging market

'The industry as a whole is under-achieving.' This was the verdict of the Construction Task Force, led by Sir John Egan, in July 1998....

How the role of marketing drives business forwards

Portakabin designs and delivers modular buildings. It provides clients with inspiring buildings of outstanding quality. Its original market was the construction industry, with its portable...

How market research helps Portakabin to remain at the cutting edge

For over 45 years, Portakabin has been producing modular buildings that can be constructed quickly and simply. The business was founded in 1961 by Donald Shepherd....

Meeting customer needs for competitive advantage

Sectors of the economy Economic activity is usually divided into 3 sectors: 1. Primary industry - involves extracting raw materials. When economies first start growing they...

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