On Thursday of last week we had our annual ISO 9001 external audit which was successfully conducted by CQS Ltd (Certified Quality Systems).

We are proud to say that this is the third successful year that we have held the certificate and consider it a great asset towards the running of our company.

The audit involves assessing the activities of the business that directly affect the quality of the product and service that we offer.

ISO 9001 is a set of standard requirements against which the quality management system of the  business is evaluated. It is intended to demonstrate that the business can provide a consistent standard of quality and gives us a significant edge over our arrivals.

 

We feel that our flight cases, padded bags and poly cases gain an advantage from us achieving this quality system.

 

Dragon Cases' Gower Office


Posted by brad

Last week I was working on flight cases, Poly Transit Cases and Padded Bags from the Gower office in Swansea.

It is understand why Gower has long been designated an area of outstanding natural beauty. Indeed, it is hard to travel very far throughout the peninsula without stumbling on similar scenes of breathtaking beauty.

Gower can effectively be divided into three main sections. Firstly the precipitous south coast characterised by Limestone crags, especially at the western end toward Worms Head. Secondly, the central plateau of Cefn Bryn rising to around 500ft – this is an area of rugged moorland, ancient stone cairns and panoramic views, which on clear days, extend to Pembrokeshire and Devon as well as the whole Gower. Finally, the quieter north coast, fringed with marshes and mud flaps where wild horses, sheep and cattle graze among the many inlets and sand dunes that meander into the landscape from the Lougher Estuary.

The name ‘Gower’ is thought to be a derivative of the term ‘Meini Gwyr’, meaning ‘Land of the stone men’. Indeed, many parts of the North Gower are notable for standing stones, the most well known being Arthur’s stone on Cefyn Bryn. However, it is now widely accepted that Gwyr is of early descriptive origin, and probably refers to the shape of the Gower peninsula itself. Incidentally, the area is often mistakenly referred to as ‘The Gower’ whereas the correct name is simply ‘Gower’

West of Mumbles, another place of beauty, the limestone cliffs are punctuated at regular intervals by the wide sandy bays for which Gower is famed, such as Langland, Caswell, Oxwich, Three Cliffs, Mewslade and finally as the coastline veers north, Rhissili, which faces the open Atlantic. After rounding the promontory of Burry Holms, the sand dunes of Whiteford Burrows which is close to where the Dragon Cases Gower office is located and the Llanrhidian Marsh contrast completely with the drama of the cliffs to the south. The whole of North Gower is a haven for birdwatchers and naturalists alike.

 

 

Brad J. Bradshaw

Our custom built flight cases are manufactured from top grade 6mm, 9mm or 12mm birch plywood which can either be coated with Phenolic GRP resin laminated with Thermo Plastic or an HP laminate. All edges are covered with angle protectors fixed with nickle plated machine driven steel rivets. Heavy duty recessed butterfly catches and handles are fitted together with zinc plated steel ball corners. Lids can be either hinged or lift off depending on individual requirements. Heavy duty castors can be fitted to aid manoeuvrability, 2 of which are normally braked.The interior can then be foam lined or padded with various types and thickneses of foam to secure and protect the contents.

 

Here at Dragon Cases we offer a friendly and efficient service helping you to get the case that you require. If you require a quote, please fill in our online form and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

 

Here at Dragon Cases we have been busy this week designing a new range of Lightweight shockmounted 19 inch rack flight cases. These will feature a new lightweight steel subframe which will be manufactured by Penn Elcom suspended with 8 rubber anti-vibration mounts fitted in to an Astraboard flight case.

 

These will be manufactured to order in heights of 2 unit, 4 unit, 6 unit and 8 unit in 350mm, 450mm, 510mm and 550mm depths. Available colours will be red, blue, black and silver grey.

We have been asked many times over the years if we are able to build lighter rack cases, but have been unable to do this until now.

While still offering our standard heavier weight Shock mounted rack flight caseFoam Suspended rack flight case and Standard rack flight case, the new design will be a lighter weight alternative.

 

If you would like a quote on these, please fill in our quote request page and we will get back to you with a price.

This weekend sees the legendary Glastonbury Festival. Smile

There will be many of Dragon Cases' products to be seen scattered around the site. Be it custom flight cases, padded bags or poly cases, the many bands, production companies and catering companies that have used our services over the years will make good use of our cases during this time. In particular, our 19 inch shock mounted rack flight cases will take pride on  the different stages holding the various equipment which contributes to the running of the concerts.