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Aluminium Cases

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More than 25 years experience

Lightweight metal cases and containers

If you need protection for tools or equipment but weight for handling or transport is a consideration, aluminium cases provide the perfect balance between weight, durability, and cost.

Aluminium cases are lightweight, durable, easy to clean, and rust-resistant. Businesses commonly use these lightweight metal cases for transit applications and as equipment cases. Professional sports teams also use them to transport their kit (travel skips). Popular options include Bott and Zarges case ranges.

At GWP, we can supply your business with an extensive range of aluminium cases. Any case you source from us can also be fully customised, including exterior paint, branding, wheels, castors and custom foam inserts.

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Zarges K470 aluminium case with open lid

Zarges K470

25 sizes
Durable construction

A Zarges Eurobox aluminium case with plastic toolbox inserts

Zarges Eurobox

10 sizes
Euro pallet compatible

Zarges Box aluminium case

Zarges Box

5 sizes
Lightweight construction

Bott case

Bott Cases

5 sizes
Cost-effective option

Zarges K411 case

Zarges K411

5 sizes
With or without lining

Zarges K410 40765 aluminium case

Zarges K410

4 sizes
Basic range

An aluminium kit skip with bottles, cones and footballs

Travel Skips

20+ sizes
Used by sports teams

Aluminium case being used as lithium battery packaging

Li-On battery cases

UN3480/UN3481
Various insert options

Aluminium flight case

Aluminium flight cases

Custom sizes
UK manufacture

Custom aluminium cases

Our designers and production staff can customise your aluminium cases in various ways, including bespoke foam inserts.

A Zarges K410 case with custom foam inserts

Foam inserts

Custom sizes
Tailored to your equipment

Zarges clip on castors

Wheels/Castors

Various options
Load capacity up to 150kg

Foam lined case

Foam lining

All cases
Low cost protection

Painted Zarges Eurobox

External Paint

20 RAL colours
MOQs apply

More info on aluminium cases

Aluminium cases are available in several different types. Options range from small aluminium carry cases to larger transit and storage cases. You can also choose from various brands, including Zarges and Bott, plus custom-built aluminium flight cases.

However, you can expect several inherent benefits regardless of your chosen aluminium case.

Firstly, aluminium cases have an excellent strength-to-weight ratio. Whilst remaining tough, durable, and protecting your products or equipment, they are also incredibly lightweight.

As a result, aluminium is ideal if you frequently handle your cases or for applications where weight can be a critical factor (e.g. air travel). The low weight of aluminium cases means you can minimise transportation costs while making the cases easy to handle and stack as required.

Aluminium transit cases

Besides their low weight and easy-to-clean surfaces, aluminium transit cases are resistant to rust, impervious to water vapour, highly resistant to impact, unaffected by extreme temperature fluctuations, resistant to UV radiation, and fully recyclable. They are also non-magnetic and help protect electronics.

Another key benefit of aluminium cases is that they are easy to clean. The smooth surfaces and properties of aluminium make this type of protective case commonplace in medical applications.

However, because aluminium cases are water resistant and can include branding, they are also widely used as “kit skips.” Professional sports teams, including Premier League football clubs, use them to transport clean and muddy kit and equipment to and from fixtures.

Custom metal equipment cases

You can customise any aluminium or metal equipment case you source from GWP in several ways.

You can add labels or printed branding to the case’s exterior alongside instructions and other helpful information.

Options such as wheels, castors, dollys, and handles are available on most metal equipment cases that GWP supplies.

Aluminium cases with foam inserts

However, the interior of the aluminium containers provides opportunities for significant enhancements.

While it is possible to add standard insert trays and containers, the inclusion of foam lining or, better still, custom foam inserts can vastly improve the protective performance of your cases.

Aluminium cases with foam inserts are a perfect fit for your products and are available in your brand colours. Your foam can also include important information, part numbers, or branding through laser etching.

Aluminium case FAQs

What types of aluminium cases are available?

There are many options when sourcing aluminium cases for your business. Standard ranges are available from Zarges, Maxado and Bott, alongside custom-built aluminium flight cases. This range means that there is a suitable option regardless of your application or requirements.

Why should I use aluminium cases?

Aluminium cases provide a wide range of benefits. Most notably, however, they have an excellent strength-to-weight ratio. Their light weight makes them ideal for shipping and air cargo, and they are also hygienic and easy to clean.

Do aluminium cases rust?

A common misconception is that aluminium cases rust if exposed to the elements. In fact, a minimal layer of oxidisation occurs, preventing further corrosion or damage to the case. As such, aluminium cases are suitable for applications where they may get wet or exposed to inclement weather conditions.

What is the difference between an aluminium case and an aluminium flight case?

Whilst the two terms are interchangeable, aluminium cases typically refer to the pre-fabricated trunks and containers (Zarges cases, for example). Aluminium flight cases are similar to standard flight cases but are available in custom sizes.

Are aluminium cases heavy or difficult to handle?

Aluminium cases are exceptionally light, making them easy to handle and transport. Their low weight can also help reduce shipping costs, particularly where this is a critical factor (such as air travel).

What applications are aluminium cases suitable for?

The strength and durability of aluminium cases mean they are suited to most industrial applications. However, they are also commonly used for shipping, medical applications (as they are easy to clean), and even for transporting professional sports kit and equipment.

Who are Zarges?

Zarges is one of the largest manufacturers of aluminium cases and is renowned for its high-quality products. Its range includes the K470 and Eurobox options, specialist rack housing and battery boxes.

Can I add foam inserts or foam lining to aluminium cases?

You can customise any aluminium case with various foam inserts. Options include simple foam lining, fully engineered foam inserts, and tool control. Cases can also have print/branding applied and incorporate wheels, handles and more as required.

What is a kit skip?

A kit skip is an aluminium case used by professional and semi-professional sports teams to transport their kit and equipment. Premier League football teams widely use them as they are easy to clean and handle, making them ideal for transporting clean or muddy kits.

Buy aluminium cases

At GWP, we allow you to source the most comprehensive range of aluminium cases from a single supplier. Whether you are looking for custom aluminium boxes, Zarges containers, aluminium flight cases, or even specialist products such as battery packaging or kit skips, we can help.

As independent case suppliers, we offer competitive pricing and genuinely impartial and unbiased advice, covering not only aluminium options but also waterproof cases, sample cases, carry cases, and even custom-built options.

Combine this with the option to add precisely engineered foam inserts, branding and other custom options, and you can have a custom aluminium case tailored exactly to your requirements.

So, if you need aluminium cases for transporting or storing tools, kit, or equipment, don’t hesitate to contact us for a free, no-obligation quote.

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