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Popular and widely used Hofbauer Minibag cases offer performance and appearance

Providing a classic yet eye catching design, the range of Hofbauer Minibag cases are a great choice for a number of applications. In particular, their great balance between usability, light weight and cost effectiveness makes them ideal for use as salesman cases, by service engineers, for tool / equipment storage and much more.

With 4 commonly used sizes and 3 colour options, there are enough different combinations to suit most businesses. However, they can also be enhanced with external print and labelling, as well as custom foam inserts.

Please see below for the full range of Minibag cases available for purchase and customisation from GWP.

Hofbauer Minibag 1

Minibag 1

Minibag case colours

222 x 145 x 40 mm
Internal (L x W x D)

Hofbauer Minibag 2

Minibag 2

Minibag case colours

258 x 178 x 45 mm
Internal (L x W x D)

Hofbauer Minibag 3

Minibag 3

Minibag case colours

319 x 225 x 49 mm
Internal (L x W x D)

Minibag foam inserts

Foam Inserts

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Hofbauer Minibag 4

Minibag 4

Minibag case colours

338 x 229 x 79 mm
Internal (L x W x D)

Alternative Sample Cases

Widest range of Hofbauer, WAG, Rose Plastic and other sample case options

Hofbauer Minibag cases provide a number of benefits, as well as attractive appearance. However, with a fairly restrictive set of sizes, there may be scenarios when other plastic cases may be more suitable for your application.

Your business can actually select from the widest range of case brands, sizes, colours and options by working with GWP. Providing carry cases from WAG, Rose Plastic, Maxado, Shell case and even custom built options, you can be certain you’ll find the right case for your business.

Can’t decide which option is most suitable? GWP will be happy to help – simply ask us for impartial, trustworthy advice on the best option for your specific application.

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WAG Tekno

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WAG Twist

Unique twisted design for high quality appearance

Hofbauer Xtrabag cases

Hofbauer Xtrabag

A popular collection of cases for sales meetings

Rose Plastic Ergoline

Rose Plastic Ergoline

Durable case range from the plastic specialists

SPI Cases

Maxado SPI

High quality Maxado cases with fun appearance

Smart Case

Smart Case

The leading custom built sample cases available

Shell case Hybrid 300

Shell Case

Soft shell cases with a unique, striking appearance

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More info on Hofbauer Minibag

Versatile plastic case option for multiple applications

There are a number of reasons why Hofbauer Minibag cases are widely used for sample presentation.

This includes their attractive, clean design, easy to use catches and hinges, integrated handles and choice of colours (3 as standard).

However, where the Minibag cases really lend themselves to use as plastic sample cases, is the inherent customisation options.

This includes exterior branding through a range of methods – including direct digital printing to the smooth exterior surfaces, traditional screen printing of bold, block colours, or even in mould labelling for adding detailed imagery during the manufacturing process.

Besides this, all Hofbauer cases can be enhanced with custom foam inserts. Case inserts can not only offer improved presentation of products and samples during meetings, but also help to protect the cases’ contents during transit and handling.

Alternative uses for Minibag carry cases

Besides being popular amongst sales teams, Minibag cases can be used for a number of other applications too.

Whilst not as durable as cases such as waterproof options such as Peli™, Storm Case™ and Explorer (or even mid duty carry case ranges such as the WAG Heavy), Minibags can be suitable for the safe transit of tools, components, and other equipment. This makes them a low-cost option for service engineers, particularly where they tend to use more hardwearing or low value items.

Minibag cases can also be used for retail or end user applications. Whilst this can extend to specialist items such as packaging for medical equipment, it can also mean mass market consumer goods (for example DIY equipment or tools being sold to end consumers).

As with use as sample cases, the customisation options of foam inserts and branding can make a big difference here too.

Minibag Case FAQs

Common questions on the topic of the Hofbauer Minibag case range

For something which is frequently dismissed as “just a plastic case”, there can be a huge amount of considerations and questions to ask before ascertaining the right one for your business.

The below section covers a number the most frequently asked questions, but if yours is not listed here, please contact us on 01722 416 440 or email

What size Minibag cases are there?

The Minibag range comprises of 4 sizes, with the smallest being 222 x 145 x 40 mm and the largest being 338 x 229 x 79 mm (internal dimensions listed). You can see a full table of Minibag case sizes here.

What colours are Minibag cases available in?

Minibag cases are available as standard in black, blue and light grey (with red now being discontinued). However, it is possible to specify custom colours when sourcing Hofbauer cases, although please note this is subject to minimum order quantities (MOQs)

How can I add branding to Minibag cases?

The smooth exterior surfaces of Minibag cases lend themselves well to branding. This can be through printing – with both screen and digital processes working well – or by simply adding printed or cut vinyl graphics. It is also possible to brand any internal foam inserts through laser etching.

Should I include foam inserts in my sample cases?

Including foam inserts in your sample cases is a great way to improve their performance. From a usability point of view, they help to keep items organised and in position, whilst also providing protection from shock, impact and mishandling during transit and storage. They can also create a very unique and attractive visual appearance as well.

What are Minibag cases manufactured from?

Minibag cases are manufactured from Polypropylene. This not only means they are cost effective, but also lightweight and surprisingly durable too.

Are Minibag cases suitable for heavy duty applications?

Minibag cases would be considered as more lightweight plastic cases, making them perfect for samples or as general carry case. For heavy duty applications – where protection from water, dust and more robust handling is required – the waterproof options from Nanuk, Peli™ and SKB would be a more suitable choice.

Can I purchase a single Minibag case?

It is possible to purchase a one off Minibag case from GWP Protective (and this can be modified with foam inserts), although obviously the unit cost will be considerably more than buying in larger volumes.

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Free quotes and impartial advice when buying Minibag or other plastic sample cases

Put simply, GWP Protective can take the hassle out of choosing, sourcing, and modifying plastic sample cases for your business.

With more than 25 years’ experience, you can rely on truly impartial advice across the widest range of plastic carry case options available from a single UK supplier. You can also benefit from no obligation quotes on any requirement. And you can get all your bespoke enhancements – including print, branding and foam inserts – from us as well.

So, if your business requires a lightweight plastic case such as Minibag, please get in touch with a member of our team using the details below.

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