5 Star Cases is the UK's leading flight case manufacturer, serving many industry sectors including Entertainment, Medical, Telecommunications, Military, Robotics & Motorsport, just to name a few. What started in 1981 as a small, fairly local business has now grown to be one of the largest and most respected flight cases manufacturers in the UK & Europe.
We have the ability to tackle almost any flightcase project, large or small, complex or simple and pride ourselves on prompt and efficient service, with extremely quick delivery times. Our Sales Team can react to urgent requirements and can work closely with the client to discuss specific needs. Our flight case production facilities are also well equipped to cope with tight deadlines.
In 2000, 5 Star Cases Limited further strengthened its position by acquiring Mossman Trunks. This added the classic brand and along with it, the popular range of school trunks and luggage to our company's already extensive range of flight cases and foam inserts. Since acquiring Mossman, we have added many new products to the existing range, including coffee table trunks, bedside cabinets and laundry baskets. All of which find many uses around the home.
More recently, our company added Pro-Tect Bags & Covers to its manufacturing facilities. Pro-Tect produces high quality padded bags and covers for a wide variety of applications and industries which compliment the extensive range of flightcases produced by us.
- 1981 - 5 Star Cases is founded by John Sparrow.
- 1989 - Wisbech-based Flexiplas Ltd. acquires 5 Star Cases.
- 1991 - Flexiplas Ltd. acquires Ipswich-based Pro-Tect Cases.
- 1992 - Flexiplas Ltd. is sold to Beaverco Plc. Jim Willis and Lesley Jones retains 5 Star Cases.
- 1993 - Keith Sykes, formerly of Pro-Tect Cases is made a director and shareholder of 5 Star Cases.
- 1999 - 5 Star invests in its first CNC machine.
- 1999 - Company moves to new premises on the outskirts of Wisbech.
- 2000 - 5 Star Cases Ltd. acquires Mossman® Trunks Ltd.
- 2004 - A second CNC machine is added to production
- 2008 - Keith Sykes acquires 5 Star Cases Ltd., Mossman® Trunks Ltd., and 5 Star Group Holdings Ltd. is incorporated. Jim Willis retires.
- 2010 - Investment in a third CNC machine is made.
- 2012 - Justin Locks is appointed to the role of Operations Director.
- 2014 - Pro-Tect Bags & Covers is set up to compliment the range of products.
- 2016 - Walsoken Properties Ltd is established by 5 Star Group Holdings and purchases the site on which 5 Star Cases operates.
- 2020 - Justin Locks takes over the reins as Managing Director. Keith Sykes takes a back seat after 29 years with the company!
- 2020 - Ingus Lasinskis is promoted to Operations Director.
- 2021 - 5 Star celebrates its 40 year anniversary.
- 2022 - 5 Star establishes the 'Crates By Design' brand alongside the launch of its new line of packing crates.
- 2022 - A number of new roles are also established in 5 Star's senior management team to accomodate the companies growth.
The company is based in the heart of the East Anglian Fens and occupies a site of around 46,000 square feet which includes production, administration, maintenance and storage facilities. It is well equipped with modern production systems including large-format CNC machines, panel and extrusion saws, hot-melt adhesive systems and foam bandknife saws. Together with die-cut hydraulic foam presses, extrusion profile punches and a panel laminating line for flight case manufacture, this ensures 5 Star’s capabilities are second to none.
Currently our company has around 90 staff across all departments...many of whom have been with the company for many years. Investment in staff as well as equipment is at the heart of 5 Star's philosophy, and training is a key part of our operation, with staff from all departments taking part in regular sessions that include Health & Safety, Marketing and other business-related topics.
5 Star Cases Limited
Broadend Industrial Estate
Telephone number: 01945 427 000
Reg. No: 02757991
VAT No: 599 557 754