5 Star Cases news. Updates and special projects from Europe's leading flight case manufacturer.

New to January 2022 - Wooden Packing Crates

At 5 Star Cases we are always looking to improve on our product range, and our new wooden packing crates are a cost-effective alternative to flight cases, without compromising on quality. Available in a range of standard sizes, our packing crates will find uses in all industry sectors and applications, from aerospace to engineering.

Utilising our existing facilities & experience, we can offer bespoke crates in almost any size, with crates even available with internal foam lining, with casters for easier transport or movement, or with company branding to the exterior.

Contact our sales team on +44 (0)1945 427000 or, or for more info visit...


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Packing Crates

5 Star Cases is proud to announce that we are now a licenced Living Wage Employer.

Although 5 Star has always been committed to paying our staff a fair wage & has been paying above the real living wage for a number of years, we wanted to get this accreditation to show our continued commitment to pay all our staff at least the actual living wage, not just the minimum, regardless of age and length of service.

Our Personnel Manager at 5 Star, Kirsty Locks, comments; "One of our most important assets and years of success at 5 Star has been, and continues to be, down to the great team of people we have working for us. We hope this accreditation shows any potential staff that may wish to join the company that they will be important to us, and that we invest in our team, as we continue to grow and expand the workforce"

Visit the Living Wage Foundation's website below for more information on what it means to be a Living Wage Employer:

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5 Star Cases is proud to announce our part in the Peterborough United Associate Partner Programme. We always like to show our support for our local community & football club!

Keep an eye out for us at the Weston Homes Stadium and on our social media!


Now available to purchase from 5 Star Cases is a wide range of official Peli™ cases, available with either 'pick & pluck' foam, or bespoke CNC foam inserts, tailor made to meet any requirements. Dustproof, waterproof & crushproof, Peli cases are a strong & durable alternative to flight cases, that can be used in the most extreme of conditions.

Contact our sales team on +44 (0)1945 427000 or, or for more info visit...


5 Star Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Nick Locks as Head of Sales, a long serving member of the sales and quotations team, now in his 21st year of service with the company. Nick will lead a well established team, that are dedicated to Sales, Design and Quotations.

Nick says "As covid-19 restrictions ease and live events begin to recover, it is important that 5 Star continue to support our customers and the industry as a whole. We understand that many businesses in the industry are far from being out the woods yet and our experienced team understand the needs of all our customers, old and new. We will be proactive in our approach post-lockdown, offering competitive pricing without comprising the high quality, good customer service, and the usual fast turnaround 5 Star are well known for. We can also tailor payments to help those who are likely to still be in a period of recovery".

Nick and the team look forward to working with you in 2021, our 40th year in business, as we get back to the new normal. 5 Star are here to support you, like many of you have us over the past 40 years. Everyone at 5 Star wishes Nick every success in his new role, and knows he will rise to the challenges the pandemic have brought.

Email or telephone +44 (0)1945 427000 for a free quotation today.



These smart presentation cases were delivered to Basingstoke-based Southern Communications housing equipment from Cisco. 5 Star’s XT Range was chosen for it’s esthetic appearance and relative light weight characteristics and also featured CNC-machined foam inserts. Easy handling by means of a telescopic handle is a popular option on this case range. Once again, screen-printed branding was also included for additional visual impact.

Southern Communications XT case

A delivery of cases and trays on their way to Essex-based Branchout Productions. The order included cases for Soundcraft Notepad 8FX, Turbosound IP300, Samsung and LG screens, ADJ 32 Hex panels, Shure UA874 and a host of other kit. A number of wheeled dolly boards also made up the consignment.

Branchout Production Flight Cases

Anna Valley take delivery of another set of ProTect padded bags for their screen ‘Hides’.  Manufactured from high quality PVC-coated 600 denier polyester, with branding by means of digitally-printed hot-pressed logos.  Extra-flexible PAL tour labels manufactured by @The Brand UC (the @ is for the FB link) are also stitched to the bags. Various sizes of screen ‘hide’ bags were catered for, including six each for 22”, 32”, 43” and 55”.


Anna Valley Hide bags