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Painted timber case

If you are looking for a case equally suited to handling by individuals, long-term storage and international shipping, painted timber cases are a great solution.

Painted timber cases are an alternative to plastic protective cases where full water resistance is not required. Timber cases can be any RAL colour (approximately 2,800 shades) to match branding or other requirements. Using durable plywood and available with optional foam inserts, painted timber cases provide excellent protection for various tools, parts or equipment. Read more


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About painted timber cases

Painted timber cases provide all of the benefits of typical wooden shipping crates (particularly ply-batten cases) but are available in any RAL colour. With over 2,800 different colour options, GWP can paint your timber cases in your brand colours, to be camouflaged in specific environments, or be easily visible as required.

Besides selecting an overall colour, your painted timber cases can also have logos, instructions, part numbers, and other helpful information stencilled onto the outer surfaces.

Alongside these options, GWP manufactures all painted timber cases we supply to the exact size you require. Bespoke dimensions can significantly reduce your ongoing costs by minimising the material used and improving the efficiency of your transport and storage. Effectively, you are not paying to ship empty space within the case.

Other bespoke options include handles, different lid options (including hinged lid boxes), document wallets and a range of interior fittings. Foam inserts, in particular, can provide numerous benefits, including improved protection and part retrieval.

Finally, whilst providing excellent longevity and reusability, the plywood material used to manufacture your painted timber cases is also easily recycled at the end of its usable life.

Key benefits of painted timber cases

The key benefits of painted timber cases include:

  • Can be painted in any RAL colour to match your branding.
  • Can also have logos, text, and graphics stencilled onto surfaces.
  • Custom sizes improve space efficiency in transit/storage.
  • Custom sizes also improve protective performance.
  • Optional foam inserts cushion against shock and impact.
  • Various additional options, including handles, document wallets, catches, etc.
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The timber used in the manufacture of this packaging is biodegradable.

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The durable nature of wooden shipping crates means they can often be reused over multiple trips.

Recyclable packaging

Recyclable packaging

Painted timber cases are recyclable at appropriate recycling facilities.

Packaging manufactured in the UK

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GWP manufacture your timber packaging in the UK, reducing emissions from transport.

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Painted timber cases use wood in their manufacture.

FSC® certified

You can choose to have your crates made using FSC certified materials.

What colours can timber cases be?

Timber cases can be painted in virtually any RAL colour. RAL is a colour management system widely used for industrial purposes in Europe, incorporating approximately 2,800 colour options.

What material do these cases use?

Painted timber cases are commonly manufactured using plywood. Depending on the case size, they may also use timber battens for strength, whilst it is also possible to use OSB material (although this is less rigid).

Can I add branding or other info to my cases?

Besides choosing a colour for your painted timber cases, you can also have branding, handling symbols, part numbers, and other important information stencilled onto the exterior surfaces of your cases.

Can I use timber cases instead of plastic?

Timber cases are a viable alternative to plastic cases (such as Peli cases, Explorer cases and SKB) where being fully waterproof is not an important consideration. Timber cases are often lighter, use renewable resources and are easily recyclable at the end of their usable life.

Can painted timber cases include foam inserts?

You can significantly enhance timber cases with custom foam inserts. The foam can be manufactured to be a precise fit for your product and provide precise levels of cushioning protection (calculated using advanced software). Foam inserts can also aid packing and unpacking processes.

Bespoke painted timber case pricing

As painted timber cases are completely bespoke – in terms of sizing, colours and options – it is not possible to list prices on this website.

Free quotes and advice

However, you can request a free, no-obligation quote for any timber case, wooden shipping crate or heavy-duty packaging your business requires.

Our designers and technical sales staff assess your requirements before producing a proposal tailored precisely to your product or application. This approach ensures the highest quality and is considerably more cost-effective in the mid to long-term.

Please get in touch if this could benefit your business.

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