Andrew Foreman, founder and Chairman, became a market leader in the modular and portable building industry starting in the late 1980’s when he established Foreman’s Relocatable Building Systems Ltd. The business was sold to Portakabin in early 2000, the market sector leaders, in a multi-million pound deal. Andrew Foreman remains the owner of the factory and industrial land and leases to Portakabin / Shepherd Group.
Due to the success of Foremans Relocatable Systems Ltd and a sale of the business to the Shepherd Group Andrew Foreman then established Interlink Building Systems Ltd with a successful proven management team, who focused on the manufacturing and hire of modular buildings. The company became market leaders with a circa £50m turnover. The company was sold for £32m to WACO in 2004.
In 2008 Andrew Foreman then established Catfoss Modular & Portable Buildings Ltd (CMPB) to directly compete against Portakabin. This business specialises in individually tailored modular building solutions include modular offices, temporary training rooms, portable buildings for sports and leisure facilities, modular accommodation, healthcare and education facilities and prefabricated buildings. The completed modular buildings and portable building package includes evaluation and design, site surveys and project management.
Catfoss Group Manufacturing Ltd (CGM) was established in 2009 in order for the Group to manufacture in house offering a full turnkey solution thus being more competitive, cost effective and in control of quality and timescales.
Catfoss Cabin Hire Ltd was purchased as a going concern from WACO UK in December 2012. With a cabin fleet of circa 1,000 units offering a wide variety of cabins and secure units available for short term and long term hire. Delivering nationwide with immediate stock available.
With over 100 years’ experience in the Modular industry the Group are Market Leaders in the manufacture of bespoke and cost effective tailored modular solutions for a variety of clients and sectors. The cabin hire and modular hire fleet enable Catfoss Cabin Hire to offer both temporary and semi-permanent space solutions on a flexible basis. Providing one of the most cost efficient alternatives to traditional forms of construction thus maximising the benefits to clients.
Catfoss celebrates many years of success securing and servicing clients across all sectors and maintaining client focus at all times.
Catfoss is currently going through a major refurbishment programme, bringing the cabin fleet up to an excellent consistent standard incorporating the company’s brand and colours, also two new websites have been launched with a modernisation of the Catfoss brand.
An office move has recently taken place to larger premises adjacent to the main manufacturing factory, allowing for a more spacious working environment, whilst still maintaining the cabin depot at Brandesburton.
An entrepreneurial culture, combined with the security of an established market leading management team, makes Catfoss Cabin Hire flexible to the innovations of their marketplace with expertise in the following areas:
- Planning and Design
- Ground Works and Install
- Office Construction
- Manufacturing Services
- Delivery and Install
- Off Site Construction