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Finding Your Perfect Carry Case

Complete product info on WAG Jazz cases

WAG, the German manufacturer of Jazz cases, provide one of the most comprehensive range of plastic carry cases available. Saying that, their range faces stiff competition from the likes of Hofbauer, Maxado, Rose Plastic and others.

So how can you know if WAG cases – and in particular their Jazz range – are right for your business?

This detailed buying guide aims to answer that questions, covering all the key features and benefits of these plastic cases.

WAG Jazz cases detailed buying guide

What are WAG Jazz Cases?

Durable plastic carry cases for industrial applications

Jazz is positioned as one of the mid duty plastic cases manufactured by the German headquartered WAG. Whilst this in itself makes them incredibly versatile and suitable for a range of applications, they have a number of inherent features that enhance this still further.

In fact, this combination of features and the durable polypropylene from which they are manufactured, makes them an intermediate option between the lighter weight plastic cases (e.g. Tekno, Twist) and the heavier duty Heavy case range.

WAG plastic carry cases
Jazz plastic carry cases are among the most popular from German manufacturer W.AG

Offering 15 sizes and 7 standard colours – or 19 if you count the additional 12 subject to minimum order volumes – Jazz cases also provide enough options for most requirements too. It is easy to find a case that is a good fit in terms of both size and matching brand colours.

Whilst not focused so intently on use as a sample case, Jazz cases can still be printed or have graphics applied via in mould labelling to make them a solid option for this.

Foam inserts can also be added to Jazz cases to allow for better presentation of samples, as well as improved protection for the contents. This latter point applies whether transporting new products to a sales meeting or taking tools and equipment out on site.

WAG Jazz Case Features

Well-designed features for enhanced usability

Whilst Jazz provides a good compromise between appearance, protection and cost, there is one thing it does not compromise on – features. Please see below diagram and accompanying annotations regarding the features included on every one of the Jazz sample case range.

WAG Jazz case features
A

Ribbed Handle: The handle on Jazz cases is not only moulded into the main body of the case – making it longer lasting and more robust – but also features subtle ribs. This makes the case easier to grip, without compromising comfort.

B

Durable Catches: The hard wearing, integrated seals / catches are not only easy to use, but are strong enough to ensure that the contents of your case remains secure. The colours can also be different from the main body of the cases.

C

Ribbed Design: Jazz cases feature a striking ribbed design, making them appear both clean and modern. The ribbing also provides added strength to the cases too.

D

Smooth Surface Area: Between the ribbed parts of the case there remains a large amount of space for adding print and branding. This can be as simple as vinyl lettering, screen printing, digital, or even in mould labelling.

E

Moulded Feet: The chunky moulded feet give Jazz cases enhanced levels of stability when stood upright, making them easier to store and transport safely.

F

Stacking Feature: Besides their feet, Jazz cases also have moulded lugs that allow for the cases to be stacked when led horizontally too. Again, this makes storage and transit more efficient.

Standard Options

List of standard options for W.AG Jazz

WAG Jazz case foam inserts

Standard Foam

Cubed foam
Improved protection
For low volumes

Customisation & Inserts

Bespoke options, including custom designed foam

Printed WAG Jazz cases

Case Printing

Screen printing
Low cost option
Simple, bold graphics
Branding opportunity

WAG Jazz case inmould labelling

In-Mould Labelling

Detailed imagery
Photographic quality
Scuff resistant finish
Subject to MOQ

WAG Jazz divider panels

Divider Panels

Separate lid / base
Customisable
Low cost
MOQs apply

WAG jazz case foam inserts

Foam Inserts

Fully bespoke
Protects & presents
Plastazote® material
UK design / production

Applications

Example uses / applications for WAG Jazz

As mentioned earlier in this guide, Jazz cases provide a mid-way option between lighter weight and heavier duty plastic cases. This makes a good all-round option for various applications, a number of which are detailed below.

Tool Cases

Jazz cases are a great option for storing (or selling) sets of tools. This can include items such as drill bits, socket sets, or more specialised parts or components.

Their suitability for this can be improved further through the use of optional internal divider panels, which can help separate the top and bottom compartments of the case.

They also provide reasonable levels of protection, particularly when enhanced with custom foam inserts.

Jazz case with foam inserts
Jazz cases are ideal for storing collections of small parts, tools or components

Equipment Cases

Service engineers, technicians, installers, general maintenance teams and many other groups of employees often need to take equipment out on to site with them.

Whilst for highly valuable, fragile or specialist equipment this will likely be stored in a waterproof equipment case (such as Peli, Storm or Explorer), Jazz cases are a good option for more standard tools or kit.

Foam inserts can also play an important role in their suitability here, with Jazz cases enhanced with foam allowing for better organisation of items (and therefore improved efficiency), as well providing protection from mishandling too.

Jazz plastic equipment cases
WAG Jazz are frequently used as plastic equipment cases, due to their light weight and good durability

Medical Devices

Medical devices are another area where Jazz cases should be considered.

The polypropylene material and smooth surfaces this provides, allows for Jazz cases to be easily cleaned / sterilised (important in medical settings).

As medical equipment is likely expensive – but equally unlikely to be transported too much – the level of protection provided by Jazz cases can be a good fit too.

Sales Pitches

Jazz cases offer enough options – including colours, branding and sizes – as well as an attractive appearance, to mean they can be considered if your sales team need sample presentation cases.

The fact they can be easily branded also helps here, with screen or digital printing allowing for company logos to be accurately recreated.

Foam inserts will also help with presentation and can even be branded themselves through laser etching.

Jazz cases for samples
The range of sizes, colours and branding options make Jazz cases a good "industrial" sample case

General Use

Although not a specific application, Jazz cases are a good all-round option. This makes a suitable case for general use in a huge range of applications, markets and industries. If you are unsure however whether it would be suitable for your business, a GWP case expert will be happy to advise.

Alternative Plastic Cases

Other plastic sample / carry case options available

Hofbauer Quantum T cases

Hofbauer Quantum T

Popular carry cases with wide range of benefits

WAG Heavy case

WAG Heavy

Double walled cases for high levels of protection

Hofbauer Megabag cases

Hofbauer Megabag

Classic appearance with modern protection / features

Hofbauer Maxibag cases

Hofbauer Maxibag

Great plastic carry case option for various applications

Maxado Excellent Cases

Maxado Excellent

Durable plastic cases that live up to their name

Smart Case

Smart Case

The leading custom built sample cases available

Rose Plastic Ergoline

Rose Plastic ProTec

Mid duty carry case option from Rose Plastic

All sample cases

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Summary

Should you consider WAG Jazz cases for your requirements?

The below points cover the main features and benefits of the WAG Jazz cases at a glance:

  • 15 standard sizes from stock
  • 7 standard colours, plus 12 available on request
  • Ability to mix and match case body with contrasting catches
  • Excellent durability and quality
  • High quality injection moulded polypropylene construction
  • Easy to use catches / clasp, plus ribbed handle design
  • Sturdy hinges enhance lifespan
  • Screen printing or in mould labelling options for exceptional branding potential
  • Custom foam inserts to further enhance any Jazz case
  • A good all round, general use case

One stop shop for carry cases with foam

Although GWP Protective are one of the largest foam converters in the UK, as a business we also have more than 25 years’ experience of the UK case market.

The benefits of this for your business are twofold.

Number one, you can select from the widest range of protective cases available from a single supplier. GWP can supply cases manufactured by WAG, Hofbauer, Maxado, Rose Plastic and more.

Number two, you can get impartial, unbiased advice that you can rely on when sourcing cases for your business.

Add in the high quality of the foam inserts available, a huge raft of branding options, a true focus on customer service and satisfaction, not to mention no obligation quotes on any requirement, and it becomes clear that GWP can help your business find the optimum case.

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