Cricklade, United Kingdom (PressExposure) March 28, 2012 -- When triathalete Dan Brunton was selected to represent Great Britain at the ITU Triathlon World Championships, his first concern was how to get his top of the range time trial bike to the race, which was being held in Beijing, China.
Unlike standard road race bikes, time trial bikes are more complicated in their design and can not simply be broken down and transported in a standard bike case.
What was needed was a specially designed protective case that would protect the bike and also withstand traveling across the globe. Brunton approached packaging specialists GWP Group to see if they could help - and the answer was a resounding yes!
In addition to specialist corrugated, coatings and conductive arms, GWP also has a specialist protective packaging arm, which can design and manufacture flight cases and aluminum cases for specific objects, as well as military cases, industrial cases, explorer cases, storm cases, plastic cases and tote bins.
Brunton worked with GWP Protective to design and create a bespoke bike box suitable for a time trial bike. GWP delivered a well-engineered, sturdy case that was strong enough to protect the bike, yet light enough to fit the flying criteria of the leading airlines.
David Pedley, managing director of GWP Group, said: "At GWP Protective, we are used to designing and manufacturing flight cases for a range of goods from bespoke items to surgical equipment and oil rig drill-bits to engine components."
"Dan's request was certainly a first for us, but we are delighted with the outcome and hope that this will allow us to break into a new market."
For more information on GWP Group, visit http://www.gwp.co.uk/protective.
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About GWP Group
GWP Group is a market-leading designer and manufacturer of specialist protective packaging products.
GWP Group has an annual turnover of £10 million.
GWP Group designs and manufactures packaging solutions for local, regional and international companies.
With its head office in Chelworth Park, Cricklade, GWP Group employs over 100 staff across its four divisions - GWP Packaging, GWP Protective, GWP Conductive and GWP Coatings.
GWP Protective is the division of case manufacturers, that specialises in military cases, industrial cases, aluminium cases, explorer cases, storm cases, flight cases, plastic cases and tote bins.
GWP Protective also produce explorer cases, protective cases, waterproof cases, presentation cases and case inserts.