Official Hofbauer Case Suppliers
Plastic protective cases and equipment bags with foam
Hofbauer cases are amongst the most popular and well-regarded plastic case options currently available.
Offering a range of styles and options, these plastic carry cases are used for various applications, including for sample presentation, service engineers and as general equipment bags.
You can source – and customise with foam inserts, print and more – the full range of Hofbauer protective cases from GWP. Please see below for further details of the options available.
Foam Inserts & Customisation
Enhance the performance and appearance of your Hofbauer cases
Whichever Hofbauer cases you choose, you can further enhance them with a range of options. This includes standard selections such as different coloured catches and lid stays, through to bespoke options such as foam inserts, case lining, exterior print and more.
Hofbauer Case Alternatives
A range of alternative plastic case options
If one of the vast range of Hofbauer case options isn’t exactly suited to your specific market, product or application, then there are a wide range of alternative plastic cases that you can source from GWP.
More info on Hofbauer Cases
Innovative moulded plastic case manufacturer
Although Hofbauer (UK) Ltd was established in 1986, the manufacturing base in Germany (Gregor Hofbauer GmbH) was established way back in 1902. Whilst the age of the company means nothing in isolation, it is a clear indicator of the success and innovation that has been at the heart of the plastic cases they have manufactured over that time frame.
Today, Hofbauer produces a range of impact resistant plastic cases, mainly utilising a tough polypropylene material.
However, there are 2 distinct methods in which Hofbauer protective cases are manufactured – injection moulding and blow moulding.
Hofbauer injection moulded cases
Many of the stylish presentation cases that Hofbauer manufacture are created using injection moulding.
Often used for sample cases (i.e. by sales reps during sales presentations), they are also commonly used for storage and transportation of spare parts, tools, components and even for taking equipment out onto site (e.g. service engineers).
The use of injection moulding also means this type of case is incredibly cost effective. The single wall design of the cases ensures a light weight without sacrificing performance, whilst also allowing for stylish and ergonomic designs to be achieved.
This range of Hofbauer cases can also be easily branded with external print, as well as having foam inserts added to the interior too. Graphics can even be added by in-mould labelling during the manufacturing process.
Hofbauer blow moulded cases
The second process that Hofbauer use for manufacturing their cases is blow moulding.
Unlike the injection moulded plastic cases, this method produces cases with a twin wall construction. This in turn creates a protective “air cushion” within the case, allowing for increased levels of protection. As the moulding is “one piece” in design, all handles, latches, hinges etc. tend to be integral to the case (improving durability).
Whilst the cases allow for the same enhancements as the other Hofbauer cases – notably foam inserts and branding options – the manufacturing process also allows for the internal walls of the cases to be moulded to specific shapes. This effectively creates individual, tailored compartments for the contents.
Although this does not provide the same level of protection as foam inserts, these moulded surfaces are easier to clean and suitable for very high-volume requirements (such as retail sales).
Hofbauer Case FAQs
Frequently asked questions about Hofbauer Cases
The below covers a number of commonly asked questions regarding Hofbauer cases.
However, if you cannot find the specific information you need then please do not worry – simply contact a member of the GWP team who will be happy to help.
What Hofbauer cases are available?
There are a wide range of Hofbauer cases available, although there are 6 ranges which boast particularly widespread use. These include the lightweight plastic case ranges named Maxibag, Minibag, Xtrabag and Multibag, as well as the heavier duty Megabag and Quantum T. There are multiple size and colour options within each of these too.
Why should I use Hofbauer cases?
Hofbauer have been manufacturing cases for well over 100 years (being established in Germany in 1902) and are at the forefront of case design and innovation. Hofbauer cases are not only durable and well-engineered, but also offer considerable scope for customisation too. Hofbauer cases are also priced extremely competitively.
What colour Hofbauer cases are available?
The standard Hofbauer case ranges are typically available in black, white, blue, red and grey (although some case types are only available in a few of these colours). However, due to the manufacturing process, if you require a high-volume of cases it is possible to select custom colours to exactly match your brand.
Can I add foam inserts to Hofbauer cases?
You can add foam inserts to all of the Hofbauer cases. This ranges from simple foam lining, all the way through to fully engineered foam inserts that are a perfect fit for your specific products.
Can I source printed Hofbauer cases?
A number of the Hofbauer cases – particularly Xtrabag, Minibag and Maxibag – offer smooth surfaces that allow for easy application of branding. This includes simple vinyl lettering and labelling, as well as direct screen and digital printing. Detailed graphics and photographic imagery can also be added during manufacture through “in-mould labelling”.
Why should I source Hofbauer cases from GWP?
GWP Protective are official sellers of Hofbauer cases, allowing you to source these cases at the best prices and with full customisation options. As an independent case supplier however, GWP can offer a much broader choice (including WAG, Rose Plastic and Maxado cases, amongst others), as well as truly impartial advice on the best case option for your specific application.
Buy Hofbauer cases with foam from GWP
If your business uses – or is considering using – Hofbauer cases, then GWP should be your first point of call.
Besides competitive pricing (with free, no obligation quotes), GWP can also provide full customisation services. Everything from foam inserts through to exterior case printing.
Saying that, you are also able to choose from a huge range of alternative case brands, and even custom-built options. And, unlike GWP’s competitors, being independent means you can benefit from truly impartial advice as well.
To see just how much this could benefit your business, please get in touch using the details below.