Official UK distributors of B&W International cases
Source cost effective hard cases with foam for your business or application
If you are looking for cost effective protection for your business’ tools or equipment, B&W cases are a great option.
B&W cases are a range of waterproof equipment cases, using an ultra tough polypropylene shell to protect their contents. The B&W Outdoor case range is available in more than 15 sizes and 3 standard colours. There are also specialist cases for audio equipment, transporting hazardous goods and B&W tool cases.
B&W cases are also very competitively priced – often being the lowest cost option when comparing similar equipment. Throw in a vast range of customisation options – including bezel kits, backpacks, lid organisers, mountable wall brackets and bespoke foam inserts – and you have a truly exceptional plastic/carry case option.
As official UK distributors of B&W Outdoor cases, your business can source these high-performance yet low cost waterproof cases – with foam inserts – from GWP.
Why use B&W cases?
Low cost cases that don't compromise performance or features
One of the newer waterproof cases available – being developed in Germany in 1998 – B&W cases are a low cost, almost budget solution.
But that would be doing these cases a disservice. They boast a vast range of features comparable to the more premium case options such as Peli and Explorer. Combined with extensive testing and accreditations, B&W International cases are a great choice regardless of your budget or intended use.
B&W hard cases are available in 15 standard sizes, each of which boasts an exceptionally tough polypropylene construction (PP). There are also dedicated cases for audio equipment, toolboxes, and even a unique case that is effectively a portable power source. B&W cases are also among the few options available if you need to transport hazardous goods, including lithium batteries, safely.
Besides this, B&W Cases are IP67 rated (making them thoroughly water and dust resistant) and offer a 30-year manufacturer’s warranty/guarantee.
And finally, any B&W case can be enhanced and customised for increased suitability to a specific application. Custom options include bespoke foam inserts, bezel kits, lid organisers, print and labelling. You can even select a kit that allows the protective cases to be wall-mounted or worn as a backpack.
B&W case features
All of the features (and more) you would expect of a high end, premium case
Polypropylene outer shell
The rigid polypropylene material used for the construction of the case ensures that they are dimensionally stable, extremely tough, and exceptionally long-lasting/durable. Besides this, it means the cases have an operating temperature of between -30 ° C and +80 ° C.
Quick release hinges
Whilst the standard hinges are robust, long-lasting and easy to use, there is also the option of detachable/quick release hinges. These allow the case’s lid to be removed entirely (if required) for easier access to the contents.
The moulded, interlocking patterns on the case exterior allow for easy stacking of B&W cases, compared to many alternative options. This feature improves safety and efficiency (in terms of space requirements) when the cases are in storage or transit.
Latches and locks
The latches used on the B&W case range are easy to operate and last across thousands of uses. Moulded eyelets also allow all B&W cases to be secured using standard padlocks (sold separately).
The rubberised handles provide excellent levels of comfort and aid usability. Larger cases (i.e. those that feature wheels) also include a telescopic handle, allowing more effortless movement and handling.
An all-around seal ensures that the cases are fully water and dust-tight (with an IP67 rating). The seal effectively ensures that the contents of any B&W case are kept safe and dry. Regardless of the environment and conditions they face, protection is maintained.
Pressure release valve
The integrated pressure relief valve equalises pressure between the inside and outside of the case. This feature enables case transportation in the hold of an aircraft without “popping” open. Pressure equalisation also helps if the case is submerged.
The oversized cases in the B&W range, alongside their telescopic handle, also feature inline wheels to improve the handling/movement of the case. The design of these ensures both smooth operation and also excellent longevity.
Custom B&W cases
Enhance your waterproof cases with a range of options and accessories
With the inclusion of Cirrux inserts, B&W cases can be fully UN Approved (UN3480 / UN3090) for the safe transit of hazardous goods, including Lithium-Ion batteries.
Print and branding
Printed B&W cases – using either screen or digital print methods – can allow you to add company branding, part or kit numbers, handling instructions, and other helpful info.
The standard B&W case lid organiser is ideal for documents, contains a laptop strap, and is configurable in various ways to help improve organisation.
The B&W padded dividers are suitable for basic protection or low volume requirements. GWP recommends custom foam for high value or delicate equipment.
With a slot-in mounting system secured with screw fixings, both plastic and metal bezel kits allow mounting electronics while remaining fully waterproof.
The B&W shoulder strap fits most cases and is size adjustable (min 106 cm/max 201 cm). The padded section also provides additional comfort for the user.
Most B&W cases can be converted into a backpack using this kit (for easier handling), boasting adjustable straps and comfort padding sections.
A unique option among waterproof cases, the panel, with slot-in mounting and screw fixings, allows you to mount B&W cases on walls for improved storage.
Available for all cases
High-quality foam inserts can enhance any B&W case (or alternative) your business uses.
Expert foam design
Work alongside an experienced, knowledgeable design team to create custom-made B&W case inserts.
A vast range of colour and branding options (including laser-etched logos) enable a striking visual appearance.
All foam inserts/packaging are manufactured in house at GWP, ensuring the highest quality.
All B&W case models
See every B&W hard case option available
B&W case 200
135 x 75 x 20 mm
Internal (L x W x D)
B&W case 500
205 x 145 x 80 mm
Internal (L x W x D)
B&W case 1000
250 x 175 x 95 mm
Internal (L x W x D)
B&W case 2000
250 x 175 x 155 mm
Internal (L x W x D)
B&W case 3000
330 x 235 x 150 mm
Internal (L x W x D)
B&W case 4000
385 x 265 x 165 mm
Internal (L x W x D)
B&W Outdoor case testing and certification
UN approved protective case
Besides the wide range of features packed into the B&W outdoor cases, they have also undergone extensive testing. These tests include being certified to STANAG 4280, DEF STAN 81-41 and ATA 300, and IP67 rated (completely water and dust-tight).
The ultra-tough polypropylene (PP) shell also ensures durability and structural integrity and is operational between -30 ° C to +80 ° C.
Besides this high level of performance, there is another key benefit that the B&W case specifications allow for – being UN certified for hazardous goods. This certification includes the transit of lithium-Ion batteries.
Using Cirrux inserts (or fire retardant Plastazote), B&W cases can be supplied with the relevant certification for use according to UN regulations (UN3480 / UN3090). This accreditation makes them a serious alternative to the Zarges battery boxes for applications of this type.
Finally, all B&W cases provide a 30-year manufacturer’s guarantee.
- STANAG 4280
- DEF STAN 81-41
- ATA 300
- IP67 Rated
- UN approval certificates UN 3480/81 and UN 3090/91 available on request
A handy download of all B&W case specifications, sizes and more
Download a detailed datasheet (PDF) covering all of the vital info associated with the B&W case range. Sizes, colours, features, testing and more – it’s all available to download for free.
Industry choice for a huge range of applications
Military and defence
Offshore oil and gas
Servicing and maintenance
Photography and broadcast
Expedition and remote travel
FAQs and additional info
A selection of the most commonly asked questions regarding B&W cases with foam inserts
What size B&W cases are there?
There is a range of 15 standard sizes available in the B&W case range. The smallest of these (the 200) is 135 x 75 x 20 mm, with the largest (7800 option) being 770 x 540 x 380 mm. There are also specific audio/tool storage options, taking the total number of cases to 25 overall.
In what colours are B&W cases available?
The majority of the B&W cases are available in 3 colours – black, orange and yellow. Please note that some models are not available in all colours, however.
What accessories are available for B&W cases?
There is a wide range of standard options for B&W cases. Accessories include bezel kits, shoulder straps, a rucksack kit (which converts the cases into a backpack), quick release hinges, lid organisers/pockets, and even panels to allow the cases to be wall-mounted.
Can I add foam to B&W cases?
Virtually any B&W case you specify is customisable with bespoke foam inserts. These will not only enhance protection (effectively eliminating the possibility of damage during handling/transit) but can also improve usability.
Are B&W cases suitable for hazardous goods?
B&W cases include the option of certification for transporting hazardous goods and lithium-ion batteries. You can select either UN3480 and UN3090 certification.
What are the Pro.Audio cases?
The Pro.Audio cases include pre-cut foam inserts suitable for specific equipment used in the audio and broadcasting industries (including microphones, Sennheiser kit, Shure equipment etc.). You can also source the Tough.Cases option, which includes pockets for a range of tools.
What is the B&W “Energy” case?
The B&W Energy case is effectively the 6700 case with an integral battery, making it a mobile power source. It is IP66 rated, allowing for use in extreme conditions. The battery is rechargeable via mains or an optional solar panel.
What industries and applications are B&W case suitable for?
The Dutch military commonly uses B&W cases due to their extensive testing and exceptional performance. However, their popularity and use are also growing among service engineers, photographers, broadcasters, surveyors and many other industries utilising expensive or specialist equipment.
B&W case alternatives
A huge selection of similar waterproof cases and alternative protective case options
Why source your B&W Outdoor cases from GWP?
Official UK B&W International case distributors
Foam design expertise
As the UK’s leading foam converters, working with GWP allows you to source your B&W cases and foam insert together – allowing for better quality, compatibility and pricing
As well as being official UK distributors of B&W cases, as GWP are an independent business it allows you to choose from the widest range of waterproof and protective cases available from a single supplier
Genuinely impartial advice
With over 30 years of experience in supplying all types of cases, you can benefit from expert and genuinely impartial advice on the best option for your specific application.