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B&W cases

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B&W case detailed buying guide

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.

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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.

B&W case hinges

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.

B&W Case stacking pattern


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.

B&W case latches

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).

B&W case handles


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.

B&W Case seal


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.

B&W Case pressure valve

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.

B&W case wheels

Inline wheels

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

Engineered foam inserts

foam for cases

Available for all cases

High-quality foam inserts can enhance any B&W case (or alternative) your business uses.

expert design

Expert foam design

Work alongside an experienced, knowledgeable design team to create custom-made B&W case inserts.

branded foam

Aesthetic appeal

A vast range of colour and branding options (including laser-etched logos) enable a striking visual appearance.

UK manufactured

UK manufactured

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 200 Case

B&W case 200

B&W case colours

135 x 75 x 20 mm
Internal (L x W x D)

B&W 500 Case

B&W case 500

B&W case colours

205 x 145 x 80 mm
Internal (L x W x D)

B&W 1000 Case

B&W case 1000

B&W case colours

250 x 175 x 95 mm
Internal (L x W x D)

B&W 2000 Case

B&W case 2000

B&W case colours

250 x 175 x 155 mm
Internal (L x W x D)

B&W 3000 Case

B&W case 3000

B&W case colours

330 x 235 x 150 mm
Internal (L x W x D)

B&W 4000 Case

B&W case 4000

B&W case colours

385 x 265 x 165 mm
Internal (L x W x D)

B&W 5000 Case

B&W case 5000

B&W case colours

430 x 300 x 170 mm
Internal (L x W x D)

B&W 5500 Case

B&W case 5500

B&W case colours

430 x 300 x 300 mm
Internal (L x W x D)

B&W 6000 Case

B&W case 6000

B&W case colours

475 x 350 x 200 mm
Internal (L x W x D)

B&W 6040 Case

B&W case 6040

B&W case colours

475 x 350 x 130 mm
Internal (L x W x D)

B&W 6500 Case

B&W case 6500

B&W case colours

585 x 415 x 210 mm
Internal (L x W x D)

B&W 6600 Case

B&W case 6600

B&W case colours

500 x 285 x 185 mm
Internal (L x W x D)

B&W 6700 Case

B&W case 6700

B&W case colours

535 x 360 x 225 mm
Internal (L x W x D)

B&W 6800 Case

B&W case 6800

B&W case colours

585 x 415 x 295 mm
Internal (L x W x D)

B&W 7800 Case

B&W case 7800

B&W case colours

770 x 540 x 380 mm
Internal (L x W x D)

B&W energy case

B&W Energy case

B&W case colours

1000 W Power
1200 Wh Capacity

B&W pro audio cases

B&W Pro.Audio

B&W case colours

6 x Options
For audio equipment

B&W tough case

B&W Tough.Cases

B&W case colours

4 x Options
Integral tool box

UN approved B&W case

B&W UN approved

B&W case colours

Lithium Ion Batteries
UN3480 / UN3090

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

PDF datasheet

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.

B&W case datasheet

Industry choice for a huge range of applications


Hazardous goods

Remote technicians

Specialist applications

Waterproof cases

Military and defence

Offshore oil and gas

General protection

Engineer tool cases

Servicing and maintenance

Specialist equipment

Engineers kit

Broadcast equipment cases

Photography and broadcast

Audiovisual equipment

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.

Why should I source my business' B&W cases from GWP?

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

Custom packaging design

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

B&W case official UK seller

Widest range

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

sample case advice

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.


More than just a protective case supplier

One of the key reasons to source your B&W cases from GWP – and not an online only reseller – is the level of customisation you can specify.

Besides the extensive range of features – including the performance/testing, comfortable handles, easy-to-use clasps, optional quick release hinges, eyelets for padlocks, and stacking grooves – they are also among the most customisable cases.

Accessories include bezel kits for mounting electronics within the case, shoulder straps, a ruck-sack system, lid organisers, mesh bags, and even wall mounting plates.

These options are in addition to specialist cases for audio equipment (the Pro.Audio range), toolboxes (Tough.Cases) and even a case that acts as a mobile power unit (the Energy case).

Of course, virtually all B&W cases you specify can benefit from custom foam inserts. B&W cases with foam will protect your specific items (with the cushioning performance tailored to their fragility) and make handling your equipment easier.

Overall, the B&W case range is a superb choice regardless of your budget, environment, industry or application.

Official UK distributors of B&W cases

GWP Protective are proud to be among the few official distributors of B&W cases in the UK.

Being official suppliers means you can source the full range of Outdoor cases from GWP, alongside any customisation you may require (including branding and foam inserts, for example).

However, GWP Protective are an independent supplier. This independence means that you can select from a broader range of cases, unlike most UK-based case companies. You can also benefit from impartial advice on the best case for your application, industry or budget.

You can rely on a team of experienced case experts to help you choose the optimum case for your specific requirements, with no bias or hidden agendas (just trustworthy advice).

With over 30 years of experience in manufacturing high-performance foam inserts, GWP can enhance any case you require and provide precise levels of protection for whatever tools, equipment or products you need to protect (or present).

And you can receive free quotes and advice on any case/foam combo you may need.

If this sounds like it could help you at your business, please get in touch with a GWP adviser today.

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