Chesterfield based HARDCASE International Ltd, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of rigid plastic protective cases for drums and percussion instrumentation, was visited by local MP, Toby Perkins, to discuss their recent management buy-out and plans for expansion.The company manufactures over 30,000 cases every year from their base on Sheepbridge Industrial Estate, supplying countries across the world. The company, which employs 15 people, now has plans to recruit more staff, relocate to larger premises and expand into new markets.
Toby said, “People often complain that we don’t make anything in the UK anymore, but we have SMEs, like HARDCASE International, that are in our communities, manufacturing high-quality products that are then shipped all over the world. HARDCASE is an internationally-renowned brand that are used by some of the biggest artists in the world and we should be banging the drum loudly so people recognise these products are made in Chesterfield.”
HARDCASE have and continue to supply cases to bands such as Iron Maiden, The Pigeon Detectives, Franz Ferdinand, Kaiser Chiefs and Level 42. All their cases are manufactured on site in Chesterfield. New owner and Managing Director, Dave Eyre, who led the recent management buy-out, said, “HARDCASE are extremely proud to fly the flag for British manufacturing and keep operations firmly fixed herein Chesterfield. We have a fantastic team at HARDCASE and I truly believe their skill set, work ethic and our approach as a company to both product quality and customer service remain key to the brands success. The recognition and respect we continue to receive from the global market place never ceases to amaze which we all take great pride”.