GWP Group Logo
GWP Group Logo
Phone GWP Protective - 01722 416 440
01722 416 440
Mon - Fri / 08.30 - 17.00
Email GWP Protective - protective@gwp.co.uk
protective@gwp.co.uk
Free advice & quotes
GWP Packaging

Corrugated cardboard packaging expertise & innovation

GWP Protective

Widest range of protective cases with custom foam in the UK

GWP-Correx

UK leading independent Correx® packaging manufacturer

GWP Conductive

Providing cutting edge ESD safe packaging for 30+ years

GWP Coatings

Supplying sheet plants with coated corrugated material

Reduce packaging costs

A range of strategies and ideas to reduce your ongoing packaging costs

Protective packaging

Protection for your products and equipment to prevent costly damage in transit

Improve packaging efficiency

Streamline your operations, enhancing efficiency & productivity

Environmentally friendly packaging

Minimise the environmental impact of your packaging and business

Packaging design service

Custom packaging to your exact requirements, designed by an award winning team

Packaging guides and blog

A range of guides, tips and detailed articles to improve your packaging

Case studies

Examples of successful packaging, and how your business can benefit

Packaging markets

Specific industry knowledge & expertise relevant to your business

Quality standards

Accreditations / standards to ensure you get the highest packaging quality

Packaging news at GWP

The latest news, events and community projects happening at GWP Group

Plastic Cases

Custom Design

Foam inserts, printing & more

UK Trade Supplier

Tailored pricing on all orders

Case & Foam Experts

More than 25 years experience

UK Moulded Travel Case Supplier

Extensive range of plastic cases with foam inserts

Plastic cases can mean different things to different people (and businesses). It could be a lightweight case for carrying samples. It could be a carry case for transporting equipment onto site. Or it could even be a completely watertight case for extreme protection.

You can source all of these types of plastic travel cases for your business from GWP. What’s more, you can also take advantage of a full foam conversion service, allowing you to benefit from plastic cases with foam inserts that provide increased protection and enhanced aesthetics.

So, whether you are looking for a waterproof Peli™ case, WAG sample case, Hofbauer carry case or indeed any form of plastic case, GWP can help.

Lightweight Plastic Cases

Small plastic carrying case options

Please see below for a selection of the most popular plastic cases, all of which are available with foam inserts, print and other customisation options.

Rose Plastic RoseCase RCS

RoseCase RCS

RoseCase RCS colours

2 Sizes
Polypropylene

WAG Beat cases

WAG Beat

WAG Beat case colours

19 Sizes
Narrow Format

WAG Swing cases

WAG Swing

WAG Swing case colours

6 Sizes
Narrow Format

Plastic Travel Cases

Protective plastic case options for a range of applications

Often referred to as sample cases or salesman cases, the below selection of plastic carry cases with handles are perfect for sales pitches and presentations, as well as for medium duty protection for tools and service equipment.

Hofbauer Maxibag cases

Hofbauer Maxibag

Maxibag case colours

21 Sizes
Injection Moulded

Hofbauer Megabag cases

Hofbauer Megabag

Hofbauer Megabag case colours

4 Sizes
Double Walled

Hofbauer Minibag cases

Hofbauer Minibag

Minibag case colours

4 Sizes
Lightweight PP

Hofbauer Multibag cases

Hofbauer Multibag

Hofbauer Multibag case colours

2 Sizes
Double Walled

Hofbauer Quantum T cases

Hofbauer Quantum T

Hofbauer Quantum T case colours

8 Sizes
Double Walled

Hofbauer Xtrabag Cases

Hofbauer Xtrabag

Xtrabag case colours

5 Sizes
Polypropylene / ABS

Maxado Excellent Cases

Maxado Excellent

Maxado Excellent case colours

24 Sizes
2 x Options

SPI Cases

Maxado SPI

Maxado SPI Case colours

8 Sizes
Lighweight Plastic

Rose Plastic Ergoline

RoseCase Ergoline

Ergoline case colours

20 Sizes
Lightweight PP

Rose Plastic ProTec Cases

RoseCase ProTec

Rose Plastic Protec case colours

9 Sizes
Torsion Stiffened

Shell case hybrid 500

Shell Case Hybrid

Shell Case Hybrid 500 colour

Carry On Approved
Polycarbonate outer

WAG Heavy case

WAG Heavy

WAG Heavy case colours

13 Sizes
Double Walled

WAG Jazz cases

WAG Jazz

WAG Jazz case colours

15 Sizes
Mid-Duty

WAG Tekno cases

WAG Tekno

Tekno case colours

15 Sizes
Popular Range

WAG Twist Cases

WAG Twist

WAG Twist case colours

18 Sizes
Unique Design

Waterproof Plastic Cases

Extra durable, IP rated plastic equipment cases

If your equipment, tools, components or products simply cannot be broken, the range of extra tough, waterproof plastic cases are for you. With well-known brands including Peli™ and Explorer, your business can benefit from cutting edge protection.

Explorer 4419 Case

Explorer

Explorer-Case-Colours

30+ Sizes
Extra Durable

Hardigg rota mould

Rota Mould Cases

Roto mould case colours

100+ Sizes
Heavy Duty

Nanuk cases

Nanuk

Nanuk case colours

15+ Sizes
Competitive Pricing

Peli Protector Cases

Peli™ Protector

Peli case colours

40+ Sizes
Industry Leader

Peli Storm case

Storm Case™

Storm case colours

20+ Sizes
GWP Recommended

SKB cases

SKB iSeries

SKB case colours

45+ Sizes
IP68 Rated

More info on Plastic Cases

Reasons your business should opt for plastic cases

There are arguably two compelling reasons why plastic cases are great choice for such a wide range of applications – the amount of choice available (in terms of sizes, styles, colours, strength etc.) and their competitive price points.

The sheer range of case styles and brands virtually guarantees that there will be a suitable plastic case for your requirements. The varying levels of protective performance – everything from lightweight plastic through to fully watertight IP rated cases – also ensures that there is a plastic travel case for any application.

Plastic cases are typically lower in cost that aluminium containers or custom-built options such as flight cases. Whilst prices vary dependent on quality, material, strength etc., the vast array of options means there is likely to be a case that fits your budget as well as your intended use.

Other benefits of plastic cases

There are numerous other reasons to use plastic cases too.

This includes them being easy to clean, thanks to their smooth surfaces and the nature of their design (many include integrated hinges and catches for example).

Besides this, even the lightweight plastic cases tend to be fairly durable and robust, providing good longevity. This allows for many hundreds of uses (often thousands) which means that the lifetime costs of the cases work out very favourably.

They also offer good levels of protection and resistance to water (with the high-end cases providing IP ratings of 67 or more). They also offer wide range of customisation options.

And finally, plastic cases can usually be recycled at the end of their usable life. Typically, being manufactured from Polypropylene or similar materials, it allows them to be recycled if taken to specialist recycling centres.

Plastic cases with foam inserts

Plastic cases also provide excellent customisation potential.

Whilst most cases offer a number of varying options as standard – such as colours, lid stays, catch colours and even options for clear plastic cases (with many offering split lid / base colours), GWP can offer your business many options beyond this too.

This includes enhanced protection and presentation for your items within the case through the use of fully engineered foam inserts. These case inserts – or even a simple foam lining – can help organise items and absorb any forces caused by mishandling that may damage them.

As well as foam inserts offering the potential to improve aesthetics (particularly with shadow-board foam using contrasting colours), your plastic cases appearance can be enhanced in other ways too.

This includes printing onto the surface of your carry cases (particularly beneficial when using them as salesman sample cases), adding detailed graphics through in mould labelling (ideal for retail applications) or even simple vinyl lettering and labels.

Plastic Case FAQs

Questions regarding plastic carry cases

The below section a selection of the most commonly asked questions regarding plastic cases. However, a member of the GWP team will be happy to help should you not see the info you are looking for. Get in touch on 01722 416 440 or email protective@gwp.co.uk.

What are plastic cases used for?

Depending on the type of plastic case you select, it can be used for a wide range of applications. Typically, the lightweight carry case options are used as sample cases for sales reps, storing tools and equipment, or being taken onto site by service engineers. The tough, waterproof case options are generally used in conjunction with foam inserts when the highest levels of protection are required. Many plastic cases are also used for retail applications and added value packaging too.

What are the differences between lightweight and heavy-duty cases?

The main difference between lightweight and heavy-duty cases is the amount of protection they will offer their contents (which is also reflected in their durability and price points). As such, it is important to consider the intended use of the case, which will allow you to select one that offers the best balance of cost vs protection.

Can I purchase plastic cases with foam inserts?

All of the plastic cases available can be sourced with custom foam inserts. In fact, plastic cases with foam provide a range of additional benefits, including improved protection for the contents (absorbing shock), allowing for improved organisation of parts / products, and improving the appearance of the case and its’ contents too.

Can I get a single plastic case?

Whilst you are able to source one off cases from GWP (including with full customisation options) this is obviously less cost effective than if you required multiple cases.

Can I add branding and / or print to plastic cases?

The majority of plastic cases can be enhanced with branding of varying types. The smooth surface areas allow for easy application of labels, as well as direct screen or digital printing onto the surfaces. For larger volume requirements, you can also take advantage of in-mould labelling (whereby a design is added into the case material during manufacture).

What alternatives are there to plastic cases?

Whilst there is a significant variation with regards to performance, pricing and intended use within the broad category of plastic cases (everything from a small plastic carry case through to ultra-tough waterproof containers), there are other alternatives that can be considered. This includes aluminium cases for transit and storage, as well as custom built flight cases which can be tailored to the exact size / spec you require.

Can plastic cases be recycled?

There is a good chance that your plastic travel cases can be recycled at the end of their usable lifespan (although it is important to bear in mind that due to their material and construction they typically last for many, many uses). A large number are manufactured from Polypropylene, which can be recycled at specialist recycling centres.

Buy Plastic Cases

Widest range of cases from a UK supplier

GWP Protective are – unlike many of our competitors – independent of any case manufacturer. This provides a number of tangible benefits to your business.

Firstly, it means you have the largest choice available in one place. Secondly, it means you can easily compare and contrast your options (including pricing) Thirdly – and perhaps most importantly – it means GWP can offer you truly impartial advice on which case is the best for your business in terms of performance and budget.

Plus, with full foam conversion facilities, any case you source from GWP can be supplied with foam inserts perfectly tailored to your products.

If this sounds like what you have been looking for, please contact a member of our team today. We’ll be happy to help with any plastic case requirement.

Buying Info...

Popular Plastic Case Options

Cases by Brand

All Case Types / Options

Foam Inserts

GWP Protective Sample Case guide

Free PDF Download

Discover 3 psychological hacks to improve your performance in sales meetings

Related Guides / Articles

Video Consultation

Have a packaging project but not able to meet face to face? Request a free video consultation today!

Quotes & Advice...

Found your perfect carry case?
Get quotes, technical info or free, genuinely impartial advice…

Quotes, Technical Info, Advice...

Get your no obligation, tailored quote (or impartial product advice) now

    Your Details


    Contact Info


    For full details on how GWP will treat your data, please view our Privacy Policy. Your information will not be shared with any third party.

    Here to Help

    Contact a member of our sales & support team directly

    Dan Wellings

    Dan Wellings

    Product Adviser
    protective@gwp.co.uk
    01722 416 440

    Richard Coombes

    Richard Coombes

    General Manager
    richard.coombes@gwp.co.uk
    01722 416 440

    Ian Heskins

    Ian Heskins

    Sales Director
    ian.heskins@gwp.co.uk
    01793 754 444

    Phone GWP Protective

    01722 416 440

    Mon – Fri 08.30 – 17.00

    Email GWP Protective

    protective@gwp.co.uk

    Email a case / foam expert

    Found your business' perfect plastic cases (with foam inserts)? Why not get a free, no obligation quote today...

    ×