Wolverhampton Council


Britain's leading aluminium shop display manufacturer has brought a splash of colour to the Black Country – helping convert old shipping containers into funky new market stalls.

Darlington-based MicroSlat International, the world’s leading manufacturer of aluminium point-of-sale display stands, help turn the unwanted containers into colourful new retail cabins as part of a major revamp for Wolverhampton Market.

As part of a city centre redevelopment, market traders have been provided with purpose-designed container ‘cabins’ fitted out to their specification as part of a council-backed initiative to give the outdoor market a colourful new look.

The cabins were created by Cheshire-based Whitecrate which specified MicroSlat’s aluminium slatwall display system to complement the premium fit and finish it required.

MicroSlat’s all-aluminium construction made it perfect for displaying heavy goods, such as large rolls of material, and its flexibility meant stall-holders were able to specify whether they wanted a container for retail space, storage or refrigeration.

Terry Dady, MicroSlat’s managing director, said: “One of the many benefits of MicroSlat is its flexibility – because it is made from high-grade aluminium it can be used almost anywhere – but this is the first time it has been used in a shipping container.

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"The new cabins bring the existing indoor and outdoor markets together to enhance the visitor experience."

Ross Cook, Director for City Environment


MicroSlat International Limited is a world leading designer and manufacturer of fine-pitched aluminium slat wall systems and associated components for the retail, library, office and exhibition markets. Based in Darlington in the North East of England, we supply our systems globally to a wide customer base.

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