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Market leading range of protective cases available with custom designed foam inserts
If you are looking for the widest range of protective cases – all available with custom foam inserts – then you have come to the right place.
With options ranging from heavy duty waterproof cases, to lightweight aluminium transit containers, aesthetically striking presentation and sample cases and even custom designed and built flight-cases, there is certain to be a protective solution perfect for your specific application.
Please see below for the entire range of protective cases and engineered foam products.
Tough, durable equipment cases for ultimate protection
Please see below for the range of market leading waterproof cases your can source and customise through GWP Protective.
Versatile, lightweight and easy to clean aluminium containers / kit skips
The following aluminium cases are available through GWP Protective, and can be customised to meet your specific requirements.
Extra tough shipping and transit cases for extreme environments / handling
Rotationally moulded cases are the toughest, most durable waterproof hard cases currently available. Please see below for the range of extra tough transport cases you can select from.
Medium duty plastic sample and equipment cases for everyday use
Regardless of your industry, application, tools or products, there is a carry case that is perfect for your requirements. Please see below for the options available.
High quality cases to aid sales presentations and pitches
Give your sales team an edge in sales presentations with sample presentation cases that will wow potential clients.
Flight cases, rack units and the revolutionary EXOcase built to your exact specifications
Beside branded protective case options, you can also have bespoke case built to your exact size, specification and requirements.
Market leading cases trusted by millions
You can source the widest range of branded cases from a single source by working with GWP Protective. And being independent, it means that if you need a specific case – even if it isn’t listed below – GWP can help.
Please use the icons below to view the cases available from specific brand / manufacturer.
Customise any case with engineered foam to maximise protection / appearance
The performance – and therefore protection – of any protective case can be enhanced using custom foam inserts tailored to your tools and / or products.
Besides case inserts however, Plastazote® polyethylene foam, Stratocell and other widely used foams can be fabricated to help with tool control, line-side handling and even high volume packaging applications.
See all of the foam options and products that you can source from GWP Protective below.
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How to decide on the most suitable case for your specific application
Choosing the protective case that is right for your business or specific application can be a daunting task.
Whilst GWP Protective allows you to source the widest range of protective cases from a single (independent) supplier, this level of choice can – arguably – further complicate matters.
However, by identifying the most important factor when considering what you need from the case, you can quickly narrow down the suitable options.
These most typical 4 factors are as follows.
- The items / equipment inside cannot break under any circumstances
- The case must be light in order to minimise shipping / aid handling
- The aesthetics and appearance of the case are critical
- The case(s) must be the lowest cost reasonably possible
Please note however that this list is not exhaustive, so if you have a specific query or need help in finding the perfect protective case for you, please do not hesitate to get in touch. Please email email@example.com or call 01722 416 440.
Protective cases to guarantee prevention of damage
If it is absolutely critical that your equipment, tools, or products cannot be broken, then usually the range of “waterproof cases” are the most suitable option.
Offering the highest level of protection of any case on the market today, all of the cases GWP Protective recommend are completely waterproof (IP 67 rated), crush proof, resistant to impact and also offer cushioning protection thanks to the optional foam inserts.
As a result, each of the waterproof protective cases you can specify comes with a manufacturers lifetime guarantee! So in the unlikely event you break your case, it can be repaired or replaced for free.
However, besides “physical” damage, these cases also protect from both dust and water ingress.
As anyone using electronic equipment or highly calibrated tools or devices on a regular basis knows, water can easily destroy an item causing delays and considerable expense.
As a result, these cases are particularly popular for applications such as tool hire, on-site service engineers, surveying and metrology, plus industries including automotive, aerospace, marine and any engineering sector. However, if water resistance is not such a crucial requirement, one of the heavier duty carry cases could also be suitable for this type of application.
Lightweight protective cases for shipping / ease of handling
If you are exporting goods overseas or are travelling with lots of equipment by air, the lightness of aluminium cases could be a critical factor.
Whilst maintaining high levels of protection and being resistant to rust, using aluminium cases (including the Zarges range) can significantly reduce transit costs through minimising the weight of your consignment.
This makes them particularly popular for exporters, but also expeditions and even professional sports teams.
Besides this, the weight of a case can impact how easy it is to handle.
For smaller sized protective cases, the aluminium options are ideal thanks to their lightweight material and construction.
However, with larger cases where the contents can add to the weight considerably, moulded waterproof cases or even custom built cases can be a more sensible option.
This is due to the inline wheels and telescopic handle on certain cases, which means they can be easily pulled along instead of being carried. And of course, with custom cases, castors, handles and other features can also be added as required.
What protective case to choose if appearance is important
Put simply, if you are trying to make an impression on potential clients or even existing customers, there is only one choice – presentation cases.
Also referred to as sample cases, these usually plastic cases are designed with aesthetics in mind. Whilst this means that do not offer such robust protection as waterproof or aluminium cases, this not an issue as they would not be exposed to such environments or use.
Sample cases can also be easily enhanced. They usually feature printable surfaces to add company branding and straplines, whilst foam inserts can be tailored to enhance the presentation of your products.
This makes sample cases perfect for sales pitches, tradeshows, presentations and client meetings.
It’s all about cost!
If you are looking for a protective case and the most important factor is the price, then the range of lightweight plastic cases are the ideal solution.
Whilst still offering good resistance to moisture and rain, plus dust, being dropped and general mishandling, the cases are a low cost option if the items to be stored inside are fairly robust themselves.
As a result, they also make great presentation cases, are frequently used for value added packaging (e.g. sending tools or parts to your customers) and can even be used in conjunction with larger cases to form service “kits”.
However, it is important to bear in mind focusing on costs can be a false economy.
Sometimes, whilst a case may be of a higher unit cost than alternatives, by reducing damage in transit (plus the cost of replacements, returns and the negative impression for your customers) they can in fact offer overall cost savings.
Protective Case FAQs
Common questions regarding protective cases
With so many options when choosing a protective cases, making your selection can prove difficult.
However, in order to partly assist with this, a range of the most commonly asked questions – and their answers – are listed below. Still can’t find what you need? Then please get in touch with a member of the GWP team for further assistance.
What types of protective case are there?
There is a huge range of protective case options you can choose from. This includes incredibly durable waterproof options (e.g. Peli™), aluminium cases, lightweight plastic carry cases, sample cases and even custom built options (such as traditional flight cases)
Do any protective cases completely protect against water / moisture?
The range of tough equipment cases typically boast an IP rating of 68. What this means in practice is that can protect their contents from water (and dust) ingress, even if completely submerged. Beside this however, many of these cases are virtually unbreakable too.
Can I have case that matches my brand colours?
With such a wide range of options across all protective case types, it is usually possible to find one that is a good match for your brand identity. It is also possible on many cases to specify custom colours (although this is subject to relatively high minimum order volumes). Failing that, sourcing a neutral-coloured case (e.g. black, white) and enhancing with print is another option.
Can protective cases be printed?
Many of the protective cases – but particularly the plastic carry cases – can be printed directly onto their surfaces. Whilst this typically uses screen or digital printing methods, you can also choose in mould labelling on certain case options (where the design is moulded into the case walls during manufacture).
Can I add foam inserts to my protective cases?
Any protective case that you source from GWP Protective can be enhanced with foam inserts. Besides being one the UK’s leading independent case suppliers, GWP have also been foam converters for more than 25 years too – meaning you can be certain any foam inserts will be of the absolute highest quality.
I have a limited budget – what cases should I use?
With so many protective case options, there is a case to suit almost any application, whatever your budget. However, it can be a false economy to underspecify your case, with the resulting costs incurred by items becoming damaged soon outweighing any savings.
I need a very specific size – are any cases suitable?
Typically, there will be an off the shelf case option that will be a close match in terms of dimensions to what you require. However, if this is not the case, your business can specify custom built options (including traditional flight cases, N case and EXOCase™) to the exact size you require.
Why should I buy protective cases from GWP?
There are 3 key reasons you should buy protective cases from GWP Protective. Firstly, being independent means you can get truly impartial advice on the best case for your business. No hidden agenda. Secondly, you can purchase foam and case together, making the compatibility, performance, and appearance much better than sourcing separately. And finally, you get free, no obligation quotes on any requirement, which are incredibly competitive.
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Get advice from a case and foam specialist
If you have any questions regarding the best protective case option for you, your business or any specific application, please contact a member of the GWP team who will be happy to help.
You can benefit from not only the widest selection of cases, but also completely unbiased and impartial advice, free, no obligation quotes on any requirement, full customisation with foam inserts, print etc,. plus the highest levels of customer service throughout.
Sound good? Then speak with a GWP Protective case expert today.