Choosing your Aluminium Containers
Full product overview on Zarges K470 cases
Aluminium cases are a great option for a huge range of applications and industries. But which one do you choose? With options from Maxado, Bott, and of course the huge range from Zarges alone, the choice can be somewhat daunting.
This guide however looks specifically at the Zarges K470 case range. It provides information on features, typical uses, customisation options and even features a video providing all the important info you could need in under 2 minutes.
Please continue reading below, or use the table of contents to get straight to the information you are interested in.
What Are Zarges K470 Cases?
Original (and best?) prefabricated aluminium cases
Originally created way back in 1950, the success of these cases means they remain virtually unchanged today. They have a glowing reputation for quality, durability, ease of use, and great features.
As a well-established range, it also means there is a much wider choice of sizes than many other aluminium case types, with 25 options as standard. There are also specialist cases for where full water resistance is required (IP 65 and IP 67 rated versions) as well as cases certified for carrying hazardous goods (and even lithium batteries).
Their use for transporting sports kit and equipment has also grown significantly over the past 10 – 20 years, with their light weight and easy clean surfaces making them ideal for transporting both clean and dirty kit. These properties also make them a great choice as a more traditional equipment / protective case.
As the premium offering with thin the Zarges aluminium case range, K470 containers sit alongside other options including Euroboxes, K410 and Mitraset. All of these can be enhanced by GWP Protective in terms of exterior branding or custom foam inserts.
Zarges K470 Video
Key information in less than 2 minutes
Please watch the video below for a brief overview of the key benefits / features of the Zarges K470 case range.
Zarges K470 Features
Features to aid usability, longevity and durability
The K470 cases boast a huge range range of clever features. Each of these has been designed to improve the performance of the case itself, as well as the efficiency of the case user too.
The following diagram shows the key features, with further explanation provided below.
Lid Seal: The lid of Zarges K470 cases are equipped with a peripheral foamed seal. This prevents dust and splashes of water from entering the case, protecting the contents. Please note IP rated versions (i.e. fully waterproof) are also available.
Lid Holding Straps: Each case is fitted with 2 straps to prevent the lid of the cases from opening too wide. It also makes access to the case contents much easier.
Fasteners: The “Zarges comfort fasteners” are both extremely secure and easy to open / operate, and will last upwards of 20,000 uses).
Lockable Section: The fasteners can be retrofitted with a spring anti opening feature, or can be used with pad locks (third party compatible with shackle thickness of 6mm or lower).
Handles: The handles on the Zarges K470 cases are comfortable to use over prolonged periods. They can take loads of up to 50Kg
Stacking Corners: The corner features used for safely stacking cases are manufactured using a cast aluminium material
Material: K470 cases offer excellent stability thanks to 3 fully welded aluminium profile frames, all round and corner beads for added stability, and extra thick (1.5mm) aluminium sheet on larger cases.
Hazardous Goods: Zarges K470 cases can be certified for the transit of aluminium cases in accordance with UN regulations
List of standard options for Zarges K470 cases
High / low variants
Load capacity 150 kg.
Clip On Castors
100 mm diameter
Fixed / Swivel variants
Fit without using tools
Load capacity 100 kg.
20 RAL colours
Custom colours £POA
Durable, glossy finish
Blue plastic material
2 dividers per tray
40707 & 40708
Trolley / Handle
Install without tools
54 mm dia. wheels
Load capacity of 30 kg.
Customisation & Inserts
Bespoke options, including foam inserts
Digital / screen print
Cut vinyl graphics
Low cost option
Maintains case volume
Typical uses for Zarges K470 containers
Although aluminium cases such as the Zarges K470 can be used for a huge range of applications, there a number of scenarios / industries to which the use of aluminium cases lend themselves particularly well to.
The below section provides a brief overview of each of these.
Expeditions / Extreme Conditions
Zarges K470 are a great option if you require cases that will be used in extreme conditions. Aluminium cases will not become brittle at low temperatures (as moulded plastic can), making them ideal for use in very cold environments.
Similarly, aluminium cases have a much higher operating temperature than plastic (which softens and eventually begins to melt), making them suitable for hot climates too.
Whilst this makes them suitable for expeditions, it also means they are ideal for any application where there may be significant fluctuations in temperatures too.
Air Freight / Flight Cases
The light weight of aluminium case such as Zarges K470 means they are frequently used for shipping items via air freight.
Costs for shipping in this manner can often be decided by weight rather than volume, giving aluminium cases a significant advantage over traditional flight cases, wooden crates, and the moulded plastic transit options.
This light weight does not sacrifice strength / protection however, ensuring that any items being shipped will still have excellent levels of protection during transit.
One of the most popular uses for aluminium cases is that of kit or travel skips.
In fact, Zarges K470 cases are favoured by all of the Premier League football teams, as well as clubs in lower divisions and throughout Europe too. Other sports to widely use these cases include basketball, hockey, rugby and athletics (to name just a few).
The lightweight nature of these cases is a benefit here too, making them easy to handle even when loaded with kit. Manoeuvrability can also be enhanced further through using trolleys / castors / wheels.
However, another key benefit is that the smooth sides of the aluminium containers make kit skips easy to keep clean. This is particularly important where muddy kit needs to transported back from away games for example. Zarges K470 cases also offer various branding options, meaning that cases can display club crests and branding too.
Many businesses will have staff that take important tools or equipment out onto site. This kit needs protecting (and often organising too).
Zarges K470 cases are a great option for this.
Their light weight makes them easy to handle, whilst they can also be secured / locked to protect items and prevent theft when not in use.
Adding custom foam inserts can also have a big impact here too, adding exceptional levels of cushioning protection to the cases, as well as helping to organise parts. It can even prevent items being left on site (using shadow foam).
Wheels and castors allow for easy movement of larger cases, whilst the stacking corners also means multiple cases can be taken out safely in a single vehicle (and stored efficiently when not in use).
Alternative Aluminium Cases
Other protective case options available
Are Zarges K470 cases a good choice for your business?
There are a number of considerable advantages to your business of using aluminium cases / containers.
In summary, these are as follows:
- Range of 25 standard sizes
- Extremely lightweight
- Metal corners for stacking strength
- Rigid & incredibly durable
- Impact and shock resistant
- Easy to carry- comfortable handles
- Manufactured using aluminium- rust and corrosion resistant
- Secure snap fasteners
- Stainless steel hinges
- Can be supplied with additional plastic insert trays / foam inserts
- Easy clean surfaces
- German engineered for high performance
- IP rated and UN certified versions (hazardous waste) available
UK leading aluminium (and protective) case suppliers
Whilst this includes the full range of Zarges cases (including Eurobox, K470, K411 etc.) it also extends to other brands too. This includes (but is not limited to) Peli, Maxado, Bott, W.AG, Hofbauer, Explorer and many more besides.
But besides this wide choice of options, being an independent supplier offers your business one other crucial benefit., That is, GWP will be able to offer you truly impartial and unbiased advice on the best option for your specific application.
Add in full customisation options such as foam inserts (manufactured in house to improve compatibility and quality), plus the highest levels of customer service, and it becomes apparent why so many business trust GWP with protecting their important tools, equipment, and other items.
So, whatever your application, industry, or market sector, GWP Protective can supply you with a Zarges K470 case (or more suitable alternative) that is perfectly tailored to your requirements. Get in touch today for a free, no obligation quote.