In the beginning there was rock 'n' roll
and in 1973 the company Amptown Electroacustic started. Amptown became the specialist for electric and electronic musical instruments, far beyond Hamburg's borders. High-quality equipment also needed the appropriate packaging for transport and so the first flight cases were still imported from England until Amptown Cases started in 1978 and established itself as the source for flight cases.
With a handful of employees, the first flight cases were built in the old factory on Alsterdorfer Strasse and with the move to Bramfeld, professional structures soon became visible.
Amptown Cases is Germany's oldest flight case manufacturer and, thanks to the networking within the Amptown group of companies, which consisted of Amptown Elektroakustik, Amptown Systemcompany, Amptown Lichttechnik and Amptown Verleih, always had its finger on the pulse of the event and media industry.
As a pioneering company in the event industry, Amptown Cases has always been able to quickly provide the right packaging solutions for its customers in this rapidly growing market.
Quality and innovation as well as customer satisfaction have always been the success factors of our company.
More and more national and international customers put their trust in the flight cases with the blue eagle, and numerous in-house innovations established themselves as industry standards over time.
The shock-absorbing 19-inch racks, ABS rack for short, the universal TRANSflex transport case and the contour-precise SiP integral foam inlets are now indispensable in the event industry.
In order to further serve the international market, AmptownCases opened an office in Peterborough. Capacities were also further expanded in Hamburg. With the expansion of the factory in 2004, Amptown Cases produced at two locations and rented an additional external warehouse in order to be able to serve the constantly increasing demand more quickly.
The constant growth and the desire to combine the productions soon made it necessary to look for a new location. In 2009, the company moved to Beckedorfer Bogen in Seevetal, where 65 employees have since been manufacturing flight cases for the entire world market on an area of over 12,000 square metres.
Why a flight case?
Many know the name but hardly anyone knows where it comes from.
As far as we know, various musical equipment was imported from England to be sold here. There was not much space in the bunker at the Alte Wöhr, so the amps were stacked up to the ceiling (see photo on the left).
One customer who saw this said it looked like a city skyline, a city of amps... Amptown!