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Dave Eyre

Hardcase International Limited

“The brand started in 1992, there was a concept with another company that the previous owners had, using rotational moulding technology to make products for water tanks for mobile homes and caravans. They wondered what else they could do with the technology, they were good at making cylinders, hence the drum case shape, so after a marketing exercise it was suggested that they should try the music industry.

The idea was taken to the NAMM show in California, and it went down well. At the time there wasn’t really any competitors, there were only fibre board cases and some basic soft bag style materials. We believe Hardcase were one of the first cases made from polyethylene.

We exhibited at more music instrument shows, Musikmesse, Music Live, British Music Fair etc then in 1999/2000 we were getting demands for some improvements so that’s when the stacking feature came in and the shape was changed to more of a ‘D’ shape and the rest is history, that’s where we are now. When we got to 2017/2018 the then business owner wanted to retire, he came to me and Annie and said, look Dave, no one knows me, you’re the face of Hardcase, what do you think about buying the business? So, in 2017 we signed on the dotted line and 2018 was the first full trading year for us owning the business”

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