Road & Flight Cases

ATA Cases, also known as Road Cases, Flight Cases, and Anvil™ Cases are used for the storing and transportation of high-value items, or items that need to travel hundreds of times throughout their life. Some of our customers that use cases are sports teams, rock bands, tech, and trade show companies, as well as musical and scientific instrument manufacturers and aerospace and space exploration companies. A flight case can be small enough for a handheld drone or large enough for a rocket nozzle.

Cases can be made from many materials, but plastic-coated plywood, solid plastic, or honeycomb plastic panels are typical. We use aluminum extrusion edging and valance as well as zinc coated steel hardware like latches, corners, and handles. Cases can be designed to be hand-carried, rolled like a suitcase, or placed on a caster board to be rolled around effortlessly. Cases can be repaired and refreshed as needed and can be repurposed and reconfigured.

We build cases in many different configurations and sizes.

Molded Plastic Cases
We resell SKB™ Pelican™ and other molded plastic cases.

Custom Cut Foam Inserts
We take your model or design or your actual part and machine a foam insert for your case to cradle your item.

Briefcases / Carrying Cases
Hand Carried hardshell case like a typical briefcase. Can be built to any size and are typically made of lightweight materials and hinge open.

Hinged Lid Cases
Lid hinges up from the back of the case. Great for not losing your lid! Hinged lid cases are sometimes called trunks and are a good choice for cases that need compartments.

Lift-Off Lid Cases
Case lid lifts off and is removable. A good choice if you need access to all sides of your cased items. These cases are a good choice for heavier items, as well as cases that need lots of cubbies or compartments.

Cake Top Cases
Case lifts off the base. Great for items that will be used while sitting in the case. Cake top cases also allow you to remove items from your case without having to lift them over tall case walls. Many Amps and Heads are cased in this manner.

Rack Cases
Computer and Networks servers as well as audio and video recording and stage electronics need to rack-mounted. We build a foam isolated floating 19” rack box inside of a case that opens from both ends allowing access to the front and rear of your equipment. Great for mobile servers as well as stage and recording applications.

Wardrobe Cases
Case is split vertically and case opens like a book. Good for cases that hold drawers, clothing, and uniforms.

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Having been in the industry for over 50 years, we know what our customers expect from a crating company. Our team of experts are here to offer you the best solution for your needs.

RESEARCHING WHAT’S RIGHT FOR YOU: If you are unsure of the crate you need, we are happy to go the extra mile and help determine what might be the best option for your budget and needs. Even when bidding freight or shipping services, we like to shop around to make sure you are getting the best value.

When challenged with something new which we haven’t seen or worked with before, we will research the best way to secure and ship your item. Making sure its done right the first time.

We design in 3D to find issues before we build, another level of “measure twice, cut once”

CUSTOMER NEEDS: We are here to help answer any questions you might have. We understand that a lot of orders have special details and circumstances that a one size fits all box just doesn’t work for, in these cases we ask that you please reach out to discuss your specific needs. Our office staff is extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful. We are here to help you.

OUR SOLUTION: We want to be a one-stop shop for our customers and make shipping and packing as simple as possible. Excellent service should never break the bank, and we want to make sure we take care of all of our customers.

"Sometimes you find a vendor you like so much you almost want to keep them to yourself, because, if you tell everyone how responsive, professional, courteous, and reasonable they are, then EVERYONE will start using them, and the demand will go way up, and then they’ll have to raise their prices and then I won’t be able to use them anymore because everyone will know they’re rock stars. So, I’m going to keep this one all to myself. So, don’t read this review. Because I need them and they’re too good to share."

Kate V.

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