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Here at Hofbauer, customers come to us for many different purposes, with one common goal in mind: to find the perfect case. Our speciality is creating extrusion blow moulded cases through employing a double-wall construction. Today we’re going to focus on the category of shipping containers, shining a spotlight on their history, their benefits, what kind of shipping cases we supply, and how you can customise your purchase.


Shipping cases were first designed by airline packaging engineers, and became known as ATA cases after the specification category. These cases were manufactured to withstand a minimum of 100 round-trips. You may have also heard the terms transit cases or flight cases, which are also other names for shipping cases. The first shipping cases were constructed in order to protect musical instruments, motion picture equipment and audio and lighting equipment. However, these days they can be used for a variety of applications where any sensitive equipment requires the safe transportation between different location, especially where items may be handled roughly by baggage-handling staff.

Extremely Durable

The main benefit of using shipping containers is their durability. It’s inevitable that they will see the rough handling as this is an expectation when cases are regularly transported and tossed around by baggage-handling staff. Here at Hofbauer, we have earned the reputation as one of the best manufacturers of secure plastic shipping cases. Not only will these cases help you to protect any delicate and important items, but they will also stand the test of time. We provide our customers with a practical and ingenious solution to your shipping requirements, including a wide range of options when it comes to this area.

The Range

At Hofbauer (UK) Ltd, we have thirteen different cases within the shipping cases range. This includes the Thermodyne containers, Multilaptop cases, Enduro MAX, Peli Air, Flitebag Astro, Flitebag Enduro, Flitebag Enduro Rack Case, Flitebag Pro, Flitebag Pro 19” Rack Case, Multi-Laptop Cases, Peli Cases, Peli Storm and an 8 bottle Wine Carrier Case. You may be looking for a specific feature, such as to protect equipment or perhaps being waterproof is vital for your purpose. Whatever your requirements, we are certain to have the ideal shipping case to suit your needs. Browse the selection of shipping cases in order to find more detailed information about each product, with pictures clearly illustrating their features. If you’re looking for a heavy-duty shipping case, you will likely have specific measurements that you need, and this can be specified along with different colour options.

Custom Cases

To make your shipping case truly yours, we also offer a bespoke service. This entails the use of a special moulding technology, allowing us to manufacture an original design, and guaranteeing the best protection possible for any items inside the shipping case. It’s possible to customise the foam interior, making sure that the contents fit exactly, and avoiding any movement inside the shipping case. You may also include your branding on the outside of your custom travel cases, showing your standard of professionalism, and making it quick and easy to spot on arrival at your destination.

Contact Us

To find out more about our range of shipping cases or any other products, please fill out our online contact form, or email us at You can alsp speak to a member of our team directly by calling us on + 44 (0) 1452 309782. We will be happy to assist you with any queries you may have for us.