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It may come as a surprise to you that it wasn’t until the 1970s that we began putting wheels on cases. Despite the wheel being around for thousands of years, it was Bernard D. Sadow who came up with the idea of adding wheels to suitcases. It was finally made popular when American retailer Macy’s placed an order. It took two years for the idea to become patented, and the resistance has been put down to a culture of machismo. Thankfully, here at Hofbauer, we have plenty of cases with wheels. Read on to find out more about our range.

Quality is Key

As with all our products, we aim to offer the best quality going, and that’s no different with our extensive range of wheeled cases. We pride ourselves on delivering extremely strong and durable cases that will ensure you get your money’s worth, able to use them time and time again. Our wheeled cases include a number of different designs, with wheels implemented as either simple castors attached to the case, or as free-rolling wheels that are built into the case.

Types of Cases with Wheels

Our complete range of cases with wheels includes the Flitebag range, Peli Protector cases, Polybox, Themodyne containers, and one made specifically to carry wine. For each case, there may be a whole host of other aspects to create your ideal case. Depending on your choice of case, there may be a range of sizes to choose from, and there could be different options when it comes to the colour. In some cases, it’s possible to create some bespoke foam interiors, which are great when carrying specific tools, instruments or equipment. You can even customise your cases with a company logo, making them completely unique to you.

Wheeled Cases for Extreme Conditions

For those travelling in extreme conditions, we offer a range of shockproof cases to protect your contents. Our Thermodyne ruggedized cases come complete with bespoke interiors. The Flitebag range (including Astro, Enduro MAX /Pro) offer a very strong alternative option. If you are going to be taking your case into environments where water and corrosion may be an issue, along with extreme temperatures, the Peli Protector cases should instil you with confidence, having been used by the military and NATO, Def Stan 81-41 / STANAG 4280.

Lightweight Wheeled Cases

If you desire a balance between strength and weight, our range of Polybox cases is recommended, along with the Thermodyne containers, which are available in over 400 different sizes, with a choice of 8 different colours. Just as with the wine carrier case, the foam inserts can be fully customised to suit your purpose. You can also take advantage of a variety of different security options with these cases.

Contact Us

To find out more about our cases with wheels or any other products, please complete our online contact form, or email us at You can also call us on + 44 (0) 1452 309782 in order to speak to us directly. We will be happy to help you with any questions you may have for us.