Cases By Source was established in 1985 to serve virtually any size customer, from small companies to Fortune 500 corporations. We have continuously built our industry knowledge and honed our craft to offer the best case solutions to meet the ever-expanding needs of our customers. We have the experience, skills, and technology to provide single-source service for quality cases and packaging. Our cases are used to secure, protect, transport and display some of the world’s finest (and most expensive) instruments and products–including sensitive equipment for the US Military.
We are headquartered in northern New Jersey, with design and manufacturing team locations domestically and overseas. We provide cases in a wide range of materials including plastic, metal, and wood—with or without foam interiors. We employ manufacturing processes that include fabricating, injection molding, blow molding, rotational molding, stamping, thermoforming, cutting, bending, and assembly to deliver high quality products that meet a broad range of exacting needs and specifications.
We offer a multi-tiered product line:
We represent and stock many leading brands that are available to ship immediately: Pelican, SKB, Otterbox, Hofbauer, Zarges, Zero, Gator, Seahorse, Aquapac, and our own SPI, SpectraCase, BudCase, EuroCase and TransCase. We literally scout the globe for innovative new product solutions and production partners.
Customized Stock Cases
Clients rely on our expert knowledge to recommend solutions that best meets their needs, taking into account such criteria as aesthetics, material strength, durability, portability, optimized utility and cost. We customize stock cases with precision-cut foam inserts and molded interiors to meet specific requirements, and we understand the strengths and limitations of each brand to help guide our customer to the right case.
Custom Engineered Case Solutions
We develop our customers’ ideas and needs to transform them into tangible, custom-made cases that meet their precise specifications, and accentuates their brand. From what often starts as a “chicken scratch” concept on the back of a napkin, our sales engineers collaborate with and guide our customers from concept to completion; providing CAD prints, 3-D renderings, and ultimately manufacturing the best solution for their product. In some instances we also perform contract manufacturing and preload their equipment or product samples into the delivered cases.
Cases By Source was originally founded as a high-end packaging design and manufacturing firm. In 1995 we responded to growing customer demand for more environmentally sound reusable cases and launched our case division.
We started our reusable line with cases made from recycled or recyclable materials: primarily plastic, metal, and wood. While cases were more expensive than our original packaging concepts, customers liked the notion of reuse for environmental reasons and because reusable cases were ultimately more economical and offered a greater ROI than shipping solutions that were destroyed after a single use.
Our initial goal was to become the “Home Depot” for cases, but we soon realized we could integrate our well-honed packaging skills to develop and customize case interiors designed specifically to the sizes and shapes of the intended contents. That revelation became our competitive advantage.
Back then, and even more so today, our solutions ensure safe transit while showcasing important aesthetic considerations. Colors, printing, labels, and choice of materials add irrefutable value to our already established and reputable manufacturing capabilities.
Cases, once barely 10% of our business, now represent 80% of our sales. While the word ‘Source’ was once a direct connection to the packaging side of the business, the etymology of “Cases By Source” was more a nod to the notion that we could be our customers’ single source for their case needs—from concept to completion, and everything in between.
By shifting our strategy to be synergistic with the times, we have enjoyed a significant growth. Our once regional packaging business now earns nationwide and international customer recognition for our case products. And by thinking ”green” we are helping our customers reduce their environmental footprint.
We celebrated our 25th anniversary in 2010 with great pride in our evolution and, in the years since we continue to focus on new ways to improve both our business performance and our customers’ experience.
Thank you for being part of our history, our present, and our future.
Our Mission StatementCases By Source is committed to providing the best case solutions available anywhere. We offer a unique and diverse range of product choices to best fit the customer’s needs. We consistently deliver high quality and great value by seeking and securing global partnerships with an expanding network of diverse and innovative resources. Our team members build long term relationships in order to understand, anticipate and deliver on our customer’s requirements.
We will achieve our goal for growth, maintain a competitive advantage and continue to be the premier provider of custom cases by being customer focused, market aware and innovative in our approach to solving our customer’s problems.