1997 September Omega Container CC founded by Mark Cringle
1998 January Omega started trading, exclusively in cabotage
1999 The company diversifies into cross-hauls, to complement the cabotage already being done for container operators
2002 Omega begins doing the occasional container sale and rental
2003 September Omega purchased 450 sqm, 3-storey office block overlooking the port of Durban. At the same time the company converts from a Close Corporation to a (Pty) Ltd
2003 October Beta Asset Management (Pty) Ltd established to run the office building
2004 June The first tenant moves into “Omega House” (there are currently 7 tenants including Omega
2005 The decision is taken to actively expand into container sales and rentals
2006 The rental fleet is growing and office containers are added to the fleet of 6m GP, 12m GP and 12m HC
2007 The first new containers are purchased by Omega specifically for rental
2008 January Omega takes delivery of a MAN 8-ton 6-cylinder delivery vehicle with a 2,5 ton crane to facilitate the delivery & collection of rental & sale containers
2009 The recession arrives unannounced. Cost-cutting and debt reduction are the order of the day. What emerges, is a lean and efficient trading machine ready for anything.
2010 The shipping lines recover. There is a shortage of containers, but we have anticipated this, and put in place certain supply arrangements. This ensures Omega’s success in its endeavors to wholesale containers.
2011 This turned out to be our best year ever. The year was characterized by a marked increase in wholesale container sales.
2012 Saw the implementation of a more sophisticated stock control system. This was essential in order to keep pace with a rapidly expanding container rental fleet.
2013 In order to keep pace with increasing demands for rental equipment, the fleet is increased by 33 1/3 %. Melissa Papiah also joined our team.
2014 After service of 14 years, Sagrie Chetty left the company. Our new 6m trailer was purchased for our crane truck, in order to provide more efficient deliveries.
2015 Stacey Johnson joins our team. Sales increase dramatically this year.
2016 Robert Mkhize joins our team as our new Crane Truck Driver. Chaz Whitfield also joins our team as Operations Coordinator & Our Marketing Team is created. We also have a foresight of increase in sale prices, so an abundance of stock is purchased.
2017 Stacey Johnson joins our Sales Team & We are pleased to be able to satisfy our customers by keeping sale prices consistent. Expansion in operations and sales begin in Cape Town.