POWERTAINER LTD product company overview

The Vantainer Storage Systems – Can You Afford not to be Organised?

Vantainer silverston drivevansa2zInspired by a need to Organise, and be more Efficient the systainer® case system coupled with the Mobil Van Racking system was designed to enable the mobile workforce to become more Productive.

Conceived in Germany where the workforce demand a highly efficient means of delivering productivity and customer satisfaction, the solution was born, and today has become the number one Tool Transport System for the German workforce.  “Have you ever seen a German worker who is not efficient?”

The Product

The secret is in the design and manufacture of the product. The manufacture is Tanos GmbH, a prominent global manufacturer in the Tool trade for high quality tool systems. Customers include Metabo, Festool and Fein if you know your power tools.

vantainer drivevasa2zThe systainer® system is also very well known outside Germany now and the tool boxes come in a range of sizes to accommodate various power tools and accessories. Some of the features that make the boxes so good are that they hold standard sized inserts to fix the tools inside firmly in place during transit, as well as allowing some extra space for the inevitable odds and sods that collect with most tools.

Every box has a foldable handle in the top so carrying is a doddle; but also, the boxes can be locked onto each other via the cleverly designed box latches so that they can be stacked one on top of another. With a tower of boxes locked-together they can be loaded onto a trolley and moved easily into and around the worksite, with the added security of each tool being safely boxed up.

Again, research seems to indicate that the average worker can save up to 30 minutes per day by having tools close by, instead of having to make frequent trips back to the van. Back in the van, there is also indicated to be a 30% saving in weight and a 30% saving in space for boxed tools as opposed to the “traditional” home-made storage system many trades people still use.

For this reason The Mobil Van Racking system was developed, to solve the problem of “how do I transport all my equipment?”

Bromford Installation 2015The Mobil Van Racking system has been designed to be flexible, easy to install or uninstall, and offer a safe and secure means to transport equipment. The shelf and racking systems are cleverly designed so that they do not need fancy floor panelling inserts or drilling and body modification to fit. A typical system will weigh only around 50Kgs. The shelving is modular and designed to allow systainer® boxes to slide in and sit securely during transit. All boxes can be opened and accessed easily so the system can be as efficient as you can be.

Fitting Service

Although the Van Racking System is designed as an easy DIY solution, together with the systainer® boxes, PowerTainer offer a comprehensive design and installation service to meet each individual customers needs. From tailored designed inserts for equipment, to labels to identify contents and branding, as well as installing the Mobil van racking system nationwide.


Bromford Living Housing Association were looking for a solution to reduce the capital costs of their maintenance teams yet seeing how they could increase their productivity. From the many options available on the market they chose the system solution from PowerTainer. Bromford put the Powertainer Van Racking to the test before committing to ordering. The results were amazing. The team proved they could reduce vehicle size but still keep the majority of the maintenance team’s power tools, consumables and accessories neatly stacked against one side of the vehicle and still leave space for large items like baths and sinks.

Caddie_mobile workshop with craftsmanThis produced a cost saving while making sure maintenance team are better equipped, better organised, and more efficient. Yes and also the maintenance guys are much happier.

Customer Satisfaction

“I can say with hand on heart that in all my 30+ years of trading I've never felt so confident that I’ve got all the tools and accessories in the back of the van I’m likely to need and that I can actually find them without sweating, swearing and double handling. It's a brilliant system, there can be no denying”.

Brian Baker – General Builder – West Sussex

The Company Powertainer are the UK & Eire distributer for the systainer® and Mobil Van Raking systems, and have been showing off the range at the recent Commercial Vehicle Show and will be present at all the Toolfair Shows that cover five key districts of the UK.

Based in Swanley near Dartford in Kent (think easy access to the M25) the Powertainer Team has between them over 60 years of experience in the power tool industry with some of the team having worked for top names like Metabo and Dewalt.

The Team

They key person in the team is Managing Director Craig Poynton who has worked with Tanos for over seven years and who formed PowerTainer Ltd about five years ago.

The rest of the team is made up of enthusiastic people who believe in the philosophy of hard work and commitment.

Our Mission

To deliver a total solution for the mobile tradesman to become more efficient in delivering a service that meets the customer needs.

The key strategy is focused on the “van-based” trades who need the weight, time and efficiency savings that can be made by using the systainer® case and Mobil van racking systems.


For more information on the system and an informal chat why not contact us at:

Telephone: 0203 6918833

Mobile: 07771 535896

Email: sales@taineruk.com