WillScot Mobile Mini to Acquire McGrath RentCorp for $3.8 Billion, Enhancing Its Position as the North American Leader in Turnkey Space Solutions. Read more.

Reserve Now

Want Pricing?

Click here for immediate support from our expert sales team.
Live Support
Request Quoteclose quote form

Our History


World Leader in Portable, Secure Storage

Mobile Mini Solutions has worked for over 35 years to bring customers high-quality products and services. Below are our key milestones from our inception in 1983 to today. 


  • 2020 –  WillScot and Mobile Mini join forces, bringing together the leaders in modular space and portable storage solutions. That means life just got easier for you. With one call, one order, one delivery and one bill, you get everything you need for your site. Buildings, storage, fixtures, furnishings, services, everything. You get a total solution that’s Ready to Work, so you can move faster, be more productive, focus on your goals, and succeed.
  • 2017 –  The company launched MMConnect™, an on-demand customer service portal, as part of its commitment to providing world-class customer service solutions. The same year the company rebranded Evergreen Tank Solutions (ETS) and Water Movers Inc. (WMI) businesses and its flagship portable storage business under one family of brands, known as “Mobile Mini Solutions.”
  • 2014 - Evergreen Tank Solutions and Water Movers Inc were acquired by Mobile Mini. 
  • 2013 - CEO and President Erik Olsson was appointed, giving Mobile Mini a new focus for the future along with 6 defining values including: Safety First, Integrity and Transparency, Empowering our People, Driving Results, Continuous Improvement, and Active Community Involvement. Our 7th defining value of Commitment to Customers was later added in 2016.



  • 2009-2010 - Mobile Mini restructured its sales model to refocus on in-market customer needs. 
  • 2008 - Mobile Mini merged with The Mobile Storage Group, making the fleet of units largest in the company's history. 
  • 2004 - Mobile Mini expanded internationally into the UK with the acquisition of Royal Wolf, making Mobile Mini a global corporation. 
  • National Storage Containers was purchased for $25 million — the first large acquisition — followed by an acquisition of GE's East Coast rental fleet, giving Mobile Mini a national presence. 
  • The company designed and patented the popular Tri-Cam Locking System®, providing customers with the best security in the container industry. 


  • The company changed its business model from a sales and manufacturing-focused company to a renting and marketing company. 
  • 1998 - Mobile Mini underwent its first acquisitions in Las Vegas and Oklahoma City. 
  • Mobile Mini experienced huge growth into new markets, including Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio.
  • The company launched modular classrooms in Arizona and New Mexico markets, adding to the list of new products and services.
  • The first “bi-cam locking system” — the predecessor of Mobile Mini’s patented Tri-Cam Locking System® — was developed, providing better security for storage containers. 
  • A cargo storage container shortage encouraged leadership to begin manufacturing containers at our Phoenix location, including popular new container types that extended our product lines.
  • 1994 - Mobile Mini had its initial public offering on February 25, 1994.
Old Logo


  • 1986 - Mobile Mini began expanding along the West Coast in cities including Los Angeles and Tucson.
  • 1983 - Mobile Mini Storage Systems was founded with a focus on selling storage containers to construction companies and manufacturers.