Traditional shipping containers are bulky and expensive to transport when empty. With the opportunity to have a truly global impact, we rose to the challenge to not only find a smarter way to solve the problem but also create a commercially viable solution.

CEC teamed up with Tiller Design to develop COLLAPSECON – the world’s first semi-automated Collapsible-Economic-Container. Improving operational efficiency and providing a better return on investment when compared to standard containers while also reducing environmental impact.


The solution required the collapsing and joining process to be simple, safe, cost-effective and mobile. The result also achieved a 4:1 ratio; four empty containers can be collapsed and joined to form a single container, significantly reducing the cost of storing, handling and distributing empty containers. A real game-changer, as previously it wasn’t economically viable for bulky containers to make the return journey.