Making a Case!

A blog about packing and packaging.

Custom Wooden Shipping Crates

Custom Wooden Shipping Crates

We’ve been producing high quality wooden crates for our customers for many years, packing and shipping a wide-range of eclectic articles from Tamworth to Timbuktu! A common reaction we get from our customers is how surprised they are by the care and attention to detail we apply to each job, regardless of value or size. We talk about the case building process in this article on the subject. However, we are firm believers in the idea that a picture speaks a thousand words, so we’ve put together a selection of images that demonstrate why we’re experts in our field. Whatever the cargo, whatever the destination, you can be sure that Alban Cases has a packing solution guaranteed to give you complete peace of mind. If you would like to talk to one of our packing and packaging experts, call us on 01582 493099 or email sales@alban-cases.co.uk Read more...

Display Case!

Display Case!

We know our wooden crates are good; in fact, we think they’re the best in the business. Our clients think they’re pretty great too, as evidenced in the photograph we received recently from one of our resourceful customers. They decided to put to very good use the wooden case we’d built to transport a valuable model of a lighthouse, by turning it into a very fetching display stand! Shabby chic at its best. Read more...

Full Steam Ahead!

Full Steam Ahead!

One of the lots to attract plenty of attention at Dreweatt’s recent Transport Auction, was a very rare exhibition quality 5 inch gauge model of the British Railways Standard Class 9F 2-10-0 tender locomotive No 92024. The piece sold for a handsome £20,000, and Alban Shipping and sister company Alban Cases were commissioned by Dreweatts to handle packing and transportation duties. Take a look at out picture gallery to see how our expert packing team tackled the job of packing the loco for shipping to its new home in the United States.
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Moving Marjorie

Moving Marjorie

We were lucky to get a call from Haymans, producers of very fine English gin, who told us they needed some expert help with the packing and transportation of their traditional copper still (named, affectionately, after Christopher Hayman’s mother Marjorie‘). We dispatched our team to the Haymans distillery in Witham, Essex, where we got to work building crates to house the various components of the still. Throughout the process, our team borrowed from years of packing expertise to ensure this wonderful piece of equipment was packed safely and securely for the journey to Stuttgart. We’ve documented the entire process in the picture gallery below. Read more...

Making the Perfect Packing Case

Making the Perfect Packing Case

With over 50 years of hard-won experience in the business of packing and wooden case-making, we like to think we know a thing or two about the craft. So, what better way to celebrate the launch of our brand new blog, ‘Making a Case’ (in which we plan to add regular features of interest about our industry) – than by sharing with you an in-depth look at the process of making the perfect packing case. There is a great satisfaction to be had in watching a true craftsman busy at work in their chosen field, and with over thirty years of box-building experience in the bag, our in-house casemaker Nick Oakley is one of the best in the business. He kindly allowed us to follow and document his progress as he set to work on creating a bespoke packing case for one of our clients, the specialist instrument maker, The Horiba Group. Read more...

Straight from the Horse’s Mouth

Straight from the Horse’s Mouth

Anyone following our progress over the years will know that in partnership with our sister company, Alban Shipping, we’ve been asked to pack and transport a huge range of objects – from scale models of the Titanic and Pete Waterman’s train collection, to McLaren sports cars and a valuable Chinese Dragon Clock. We thought we’d share some of the more unusual projects we’ve undertaken as part of our ‘Making a Case‘ blog. First up, a high-value bronze horse that needed a temporary – but robust – ‘stable’ for its journey from the UK to its new home on the east coast of the US. Read more...

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