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Aluminium Cases

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More than 25 years experience

Lightweight Metal Cases

Aluminium containers, transit cases and kit skips suitable for a wide range of applications

Regardless of whether you are looking for custom aluminium boxes, Zarges containers, aluminium flight cases or even specialist products such as battery packaging or kit skips, GWP allow you to source the widest range of aluminium cases from a single supplier

Offering the perfect balance between protecting your important items during transit and being light and easy to handle, the inherent light weight of aluminium cases ensures that transportation costs are minimised, whilst also making the cases easy to handle and stack as required.

Can’t see the aluminium case you need? Don’t worry – simply contact a member of the GWP team who will be happy to assist.

Aluminium Case Options

Standard aluminium cases (with foam inserts / empty)

Please see below for the market leading range of aluminium cases available from GWP Protective. All of these options can be enhanced with optional foam inserts, exterior branding, and various other options.

Zarges K470 aluminium cases

Zarges K470

Zarges Eurobox case colours

25 Sizes
Durable Construction

Zarges Eurobox size chart

Zarges Eurobox

Zarges Eurobox case colours

10 Sizes
Durable Construction

Zarges Box

Zarges Box

Zarges Eurobox case colours

5 Sizes
Cost Effective Option

Bott Cases

Bott Cases

Zarges Eurobox case colours

5 Sizes
Cost Effective Option

Zarges K411 Cases

Zarges K411

Zarges Eurobox case colours

5 Sizes
With / Without Lining

Zarges K410 40765 aluminium case

Zarges K410

Zarges Eurobox case colours

4 Sizes
Basic Range

Aluminium kit skip

Kit Skips

Zarges Eurobox case colours

20+ Sizes
Used by Sports Teams

Lithium battery packaging

Battery Cases

Zarges Eurobox case colours

Single Sizes
Different Insert Options

Zarges mitraset cases

Mitraset (EMC)

Zarges Eurobox case colours

19″ Housing
Various Options

Custom Aluminium Cases

Custom built aluminium flight cases

Please see below for a number of custom-built options that can be manufactured using aluminium, including aluminium flight cases and sample cases.

Custom flight cases

Flight Cases

High quality, traditional flight cases / road case options

Printed smart cases

Smart Case

Premium sample presentation cases produced to any size

N Cases

N Case / N Case 2

Lightweight carry case range suitable for sales reps

More Info on Aluminium Cases

Metal cases and containers suitable for a wide range of applications

Whilst aluminium cases are available in a number of different types (including custom aluminium cases and aluminium flight cases), as well as ranges from Zarges, Maxado and Bott, they all aluminium cases have a number of inherent properties and advantages.

Firstly, aluminium cases have an excellent strength to weight ratio. Whilst remaining tough, durable and protecting your products or equipment, they are also incredibly light weight. This makes them ideal for where there will be frequent handling of the case, or for applications where weight can be a critical factor (e.g. air travel).

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

However, when combined with being waterproof (and the option to add branding), aluminium cases are also widely used as what are termed “kit skips”. These are used to transport professional sports teams kit – both clean and muddy – and are widely used by Premier league teams. The surfaces mean they can be easily cleaned.

Besides this, aluminium cases are resistant to rust, impervious to water vapour, highly resistant to impact, unaffected by extreme temperature fluctuation, resistant to UV radiation and are fully recyclable. They are also non magnetic and help to protect electronics, which is why specialist rack mount cases (including the Zarges Mitraset range) are widely used.

All of this means that there are wide range of reasons to use aluminium cases at your business.

Custom aluminium cases

All of the aluminium cases that you can source for your business can be customised in a number of ways too.

At a basic level, it is possible to add labels or even printed branding to the exterior of the case, alongside instructions and other useful information.

Options such as wheels, castors, dollys, handles and so on are available on most of the case options too.

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

Whilst 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.

Foam inserts can be fully tailored to your products and can themselves be in brand colours. They can also include important info, part numbers or branding through laser etching.

Please speak with a GWP adviser for full details of the custom aluminium case options available to you.

Aluminium Case FAQs

Answers to common questions regarding aluminium flight cases

With a number of stock and bespoke aluminium case ranges to choose from, it is not unusual to have a number of questions when looking to source this type of case / container for your business.

The below section covers the most common of these questions but, if you cannot see the specific info or answers you require, please do not hesitate to get in touch. You can reach a friendly, knowledgeable adviser on 01722 416 440 or

What types of aluminium cases are available?

There are a wide range of options when sourcing aluminium cases for your business. This includes standard ranges from Zarges, Maxado and Bott, as well as custom built aluminium flight cases. This means that there is a suitable option regardless of your application / requirements.

Why should I use aluminium cases?

Aluminium cases provide a wide range of benefits. Most notably however, they have a very good strength to weight ratio (their light weight makes them ideal for shipping and air cargo), and they also hygienic and easy to clean.

Will aluminium cases become rusty?

A common misconception is that aluminium cases will rust if exposed to the elements. In fact, a very small layer of oxidisation occurs, which the prevents any further corrosion / damage to the case. This mean aluminium cases can be used for applications where they may get wet or be 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 use aluminium material for the panels (allowing them to be manufactured to bespoke sizes).

Are aluminium cases heavy / difficult to handle?

Aluminium cases are exceptionally light, which makes them easy to handle and transport. Their low weight can also help to 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 means they can be used in 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 / equipment.

Who are Zarges?

Zarges are one of the largest manufacturers of aluminium cases, renowned for their high-quality products. Their range includes the K470 and Eurobox options, as well as specialist rack housing and battery boxes.

What is a “kit skip”?

A kit skip is a name that is used to describe the aluminium cases used by professional (and semi-professional) sports teams to transport their kit and equipment. Widely used by Premier League football teams, the fact they are easy to clean and handle makes them ideal for transporting clean or muddy kit.

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

Any aluminium case you source can be customised with various foam options. This includes simple foam lining, fully engineered foam inserts, tool control and many other options. Cases can also have print / branding applied, as well as incorporate wheels, handles etc. as required.

Buy Aluminium Cases

Source the optimum aluminium cases for your business / application

If you believe that one of the varying aluminium case options listed above could be the perfect solution for your equipment, products or specific application, then GWP can help.

As independent case suppliers – covering not only aluminium options but also waterproof cases, sample cases, carry cases and even custom built options, we will be able to not only offer competitive pricing but also genuinely impartial and unbiased advise as well.

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

If this sounds like it could benefit your business, please get in touch today for a completely free, no obligation quote.

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