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5 Star Cases delivers 75 ‘Super Tour’ trunks

Equipment today may be a whole lot more robust and reliable than it was - but it still needs to be protected when in transit.

Wisbech, UK based 5 Star Cases has delivered 75 new road trunks to lighting rental company Static Light.

The cases were ordered in two different colour schemes and comprise 5 Star’s ‘Super Tour’ type road trunks, based on its ‘Eurotrucker’ series.

Sixty of the cases were made in light grey with navy blue lids, and the remaining 15 in dark green with light grey lids. This helps to easily identify different contents and also the cases themselves.

Internally, the trunks are all lined with a 12 millimetre layer of polyethylene foam which gives protection and aids a snug fit. 5 Star’s in-house screen printing facility was utilised to display the Static Light logo prominently on the tops and sides of the cases.

Static Lighting, headquartered in Waltham Abbey, Essex, is a regular 5 Star client and specialises in supplying daylight lightsources, primarily to the international car show sector.

Over the years, explains Static Light’s Andy Mama, they have tried to maintain a regular ‘standard’ case format – 5 Star’s most enduring Eurotrucker – which caters for all their Europe-wide trucking and global sea freight container requirements.

“Using these cases, it is easy for us to calculate a quantity of lights and the space required to accommodate them,” he said. “Standard sea containers will take six cases – stacked in cups – for every 650 mm of depth, and for trucks, eight cases for every 750 mm of depth up-ended. How easy is that?”

Any equipment needing special case requirements and hundreds of very fragile items like Wybron motorised shutters/irises and so on are housed in special internal layouts that can be inserted inside the Eurotruckers.

Pictured (L-R): 5 Star’s MD Keith Sykes with Andy Mama and Graham Hill of Static Light