5 Star Steps Up Production for Pioneer


Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, UK based flight-case manufacturer 5 Star Cases has recently strengthened its partnership with leading DJ equipment specialists Pioneer, supplying 3000 cases for the popular Pioneer Pro440 DJ system console.

In the last eighteen months, 5 Star has supplied over 3700 Pro440 cases, all finished in a striking red laminate.

When Pioneer recently launched a Limited Edition ‘piano black' CDJ-400 and DJM-400 featuring cool blue LED illumination, Paul Beardsall of Pioneer Europe NV, once again contacted 5 Star, wanting a new look case to compliment this special equipment release.

The overall design was not part of the brief, so a simple but effective change of exterior case colour was suggested.

To compliment the blue illumination of the equipment, a stylish blue laminate was substituted for the existing red exterior covering, together with a blue brushed nylon-topped foam insert. All the other details remain the same, such as black powder-coated hardware and black aluminium profiles.

The new branding that Pioneer DJ has recently adopted is also incorporated into the cases using 5 Star's in-house screen printing facility.

An initial order of 1000 blue cases was delivered to Pioneer's Belgian distribution facility in Melsele in early November, followed by a further 2000 units, scheduled for dispatch between December 2009 and January 2010. The option for a final delivery of more units will be made in February, bringing the Limited Edition campaign to a close.

Paul Beardsall comments, “It's always extremely easy working with a manufacturer like 5 Star. From the initial brief they quickly provide samples, whether it's material swatches or complete cases. This gives us a turnkey facility that very few - if any -other case manufacturers can match”.

5 Star can offer a complete solution to companies like Pioneer, including a well equipped technical design office and stock holding of popular cases enabling for immediate dispatch, plus the quality and quick turnaround for which 5 Star is renowned .

This is one of several orders which has seen 5 Star finish the year with a surge in business and a healthy order book for the start of 2010.

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