Cases By Source is proud to be a leading provider of custom Pelican case solutions. From cases, foam inserts and panel frames to metal work and electronic integration, we pair the innate benefits of Pelican cases with the features and functionality your application requires.
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Light bulb phase. The goal of this phase is to gain a deeper understanding of your objectives and the passion behind your product so we can weave it into the fabric (pun absolutely intended) of your packaging solution.
The napkin sketch. Playing on our collective knowledge and creative collaboration, together we sketch out high-level design options. In doing so, we develop the tone of the final design through functionality, colors and brand representation.
The sketch pops off the paper. With a roadmap in place, we move to the drafting table where the design and concept take shape. This phase is critical to answering open questions so we minimize potentially expensive changes later in the process.
Drum roll please. Through 3D models and rendering, this is the phase where you’ll get a sense of the look and feel of the final product. While we aim to have the initial vision captured, elements can be revised to ensure it’s exactly what you want.
It’s tool time. Sit back and relax while we create your custom dies and molds (if applicable). Depending on the manufacturing process, this can take between anywhere from 1 week to 6 weeks in the case of a more complex injection molded tool.
It’s aliiive! All custom projects, of any size, won’t proceed into the manufacturing stage without an approved First Article. This is the moment where your product is finally tangible and comes to life. And if ISTA or environmental testing is required, it would happen during this phase as well.
Shh! No peeking. You can continue to chill while we continue cutting, molding, sewing and printing away. This is the phase where your case is assembled, inspected, packed and prepared for shipment to you and your well-deserving customers.
It’s the big reveal. It’s finally here — the moment where the world gets to see your new case. It’s like the birth of your first child, but better. Need help managing your inventory and Just In Time shipments? No problem, we’ve got you covered there, too. Your first born has nothing on that.
With a durable, waterproof and lightweight foundation in place, our team of experts will step in to add those unique touches and elements that complement your product. A wide range of design, engineering and manufacturing capabilities allows us to provide endless opportunities for case customization — with just a glimpse of what’s possible highlighted below.
The humble beginnings of Pelican cases can be traced back to the design of a superior first-aid kit for scuba divers, a product fashioned in the garage of scuba enthusiast Dave Parker in 1976. In those 40+ years, Pelican has become a global leader of high-performance protective cases, driven by the vision of protecting all that you value.
The Customer’s Challenge: When storing and transporting a very expensive and sensitive piece of surveying equipment from site to site, one business found that its technicians were often calling headquarters to send replacement parts and fix damaged equipment.
The CBS Solution: A roto-molded, single lid case from Pelican offered an extremely durable and protective solution for the equipment in-transit. Using a two-tone, closed-cell foam, we created a custom insert to hold the surveying device as well as its accessories.
Customized Pelican Case: Roto-Molded Single Lid Case
Quantity Produced: 100/year
Project Budget: $200,000
Timeline to Delivery: 12 weeks from concept to prototype to delivery
The Customer’s Challenge: To move a lot of tools from site to site, technicians at one business relied on multiple cases and boxes. To streamline their efforts, they strived to develop one case to store and transport all necessary tools.
The CBS Solution: Our team designed an all-in-one tool case to store the customer's 100 tools. We leveraged a two-tone, closed-cell foam for inventory control, which allowed users to easily open a drawer and identify any missing tools.
Customized Pelican Case: Pelican 0450 Case
Quantity Produced: 250 cases for the fleet
Project Budget: $150,000
Timeline to Delivery: 8 Weeks from concept to prototype to delivery
The ultra-durable nature of Pelican cases means they can withstand hazardous conditions in transit and handling, as well as on-site.
Tested to be watertight, Pelican cases keep the products they house safe in the face of moisture due to their open-cell core and solid-wall construction.
Compared to other polymer cases on the market, Pelican cases are up to 40% lighter — so lightweight in fact that they can even float.