Packing Project: Rolls Royce Nixie Clock

Nixie clock packed in a bespoke wooden crate

Packaging a unique clock. With delicate Nixie tubes its imperative that the clock is well protected.  At the request of the client, Alban Cases provided a wooden packing case which could be opened multiple times with ease, ensuring the clock was held secure inside the packaging during transit. The packaging was lined with High Density […]

Packing Big Ben

We were approached by Intrepid Design, one of the UK’s leading designers of upcycled aircraft-themed furniture. They required a bespoke wooden case for the safe transportation of a piece of artwork – namely a 6′ sculpture of Big Ben, hand-crafted from hundreds of jet turbine blades. We dispatched a member of our expert wooden case-making […]

Making the Perfect Packing Case

One of our experience crate makers tightening screws

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) […]

Straight from the Horse’s Mouth

Transporting a bronze horse ready for packing

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 […]

War Horse Puppets Packed by Alban Cases

Warhorse puppet packed in a custom wooden packing case

The hit show War Horse has been seen by over 7 million people worldwide. The show is an absolutely fabulous combination of storytelling, puppetry and stellar theatre design, based on the original story by the award-winning children’s writer, Michael Morpurgo. Puppet Masters In September 2016, the puppets from the show were sold at a charity […]

Custom Wooden Shipping Crates

timber packing case

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. […]

Full Steam Ahead!

Train in wooden packing case

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 […]

Moving Marjorie

Packing 'Marjorie', a large copper still

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 […]