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Case Sizing

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To search for a case by dimensions, please visit our Case Finder page. To view a list of all available case sizes, please visit our Case Sizes page.


Frequently Asked Questions

These are answers to our most frequently asked questions. If yours has not been answered, please contact us.


What levels of IP protection do ZARGES containers provide?
There are various degrees of impermeability and these are sub-divided into IP protection categories. The degree of protection is designated by a 2-digit system. The first digit denotes the degree of protection against solid substances; the second digit gives the degree of protection against water. Depending on the product line, there are containers which offer protection against water spray, IP 54 (K470), protection against water jets, IP 65 (Mitraset or K470 IP 65) as well as immersion-proof or moisture vapor proof containers IP 67 (K475, P472).
Is ZARGES USA ITAR and DDTC registered?
Yes, ZARGES USA is ITAR Certified and registered with the DDTC.
Are ZARGES cases lockable?
Yes, models K470, K424 XC and K475 can be locked with a 6mm shackle-type lock. In addition, lead seals using a 3mm seal wire may be employed. The K411 comes standard with lockable fasteners. Installed locks are also an option for the K470.
Does ZARGES offer TSA locks?
Yes, we offer a shackle lock with 3-digit, user-determined number combination which can be opened by USA TSA agents without damage.
What temperature ranges do ZARGES cases operate in?
ZARGES cases are rated to operate in extreme temperatures from -112°F to 302°F.
What types of padding / foam can ZARGES USA install in cases?
We can install several types of foam at our Charlotte, NC, Tech Center, including polyethylene, polyurethane, and antistat. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.
What gauge of aluminum does ZARGES use in case construction?
1, 1.5 or 2mm thicknesses depending on series and size of container. The equivalent would be 18 gauge, 15 gauge or 12 gauge aluminum sheet.
What is the maximum load capability of the handles?
Tests show a maximum carrying capability of 66 lbs. per handle.
What is the maximum load for a K470 case?
Cases with two handles are rated for 132 lbs. Cases with four handles are rated for 264 lbs. Load capacity can be increased further by fitting a pallet underneath.
Can ZARGES cases be carried on airplanes?
Yes, our cases are ATA 300 certified, and many of them are available in appropriate carryon sizes.


What accessories does ZARGES USA offer for aluminum cases?
Accessories range from dollys, trolleys and removable casters to standard internal fittings such as Pick’n’Pluck foam, divider sets and lid inserts to customer-specified foam inserts, painting, lettering and other add-ons. Contact us for details.
What color options do you offer?
We offer twenty color choices for an additional fee for many of our products. We can offer custom RAL colors by special request. Please fill out our Custom quote form for more details.
Can cases be customized with embossed lettering or a corporate trademark?
Yes, we can emboss your message or trademark using DIN standard lettering. Lettering height is approximately 3/4″, single or multiple line, with a maximum line length of approx. 16 characters. Please fill out our Custom quote form for more details.
What are the costs and requirements for UN Approval for hazmat transport?
We can only certify cases at time of purchase. We charge $81.68 per case. We have Hazmat certification for several of the cases we offer. We are certified for packaging groups I,II,III. Typically, modification of any kind to the containers will not allow us certify and the modified container must go through individual testing for certification. Please contact us for more information.
Can you ship Lithium Ion batteries in your cases?
Yes, ZARGES is manufacturer of IATA, 49CFR, and IMDG-compliant shipping and storage cases for LI Ion batteries in all stages of battery life. Please visit our Lithium Ion Battery information page or contact us for assistance.
Will ZARGES USA provide 3D models of cases?
Yes, we can email you a 3D file upon request, if you contact us. You will be required to sign an NDA before we will send the file.
How are K475 and Mitraset military cases supplied to the customer?
We deliver the K475 and Mitraset unpainted as standard, because aluminum does not need paint to protect it against corrosion. However, ZARGES will provide painting for an additional charge.
What are the options for fitting pallets under containers?
Aluminum pallets may be bolted on or tack welded. Wooden pallets and Secupal pallets may be bolted on.


What countries does sell to? offers sales only within the United States. Other North American customers should call the office to arrange your purchase over the phone. Customers outside North America should contact us or visit
May I use a credit card from another country?
If you are purchasing on the website, the credit card used must be issued by a United States bank. However, you may use an international card if you call the office to place your order.
Do you ship out of the United States?
If you call the office to place your order, we can ship to Canada. For anywhere else outside of the US, we can ship to the customer’s freight forwarding company located within the US.
Does ZARGES USA work with shipping agents to foreign countries?
Yes, with shipping terms EX WORKS. Customer is responsible for contracting the shipper and for all customs duties and fees.
I am Tax Exempt. How do I enter my certificate?
Forward a PDF copy of your certificate to For US federal exemptions, you may enter an exempt number at checkout. Please watch this video for how to enter your tax exemption information at checkout.
What are the warranty terms on ZARGES cases?
One Year on Workmanship. More information here.
What is the minimum quantity for custom orders?
We can create one-off customized products, but it is more cost-effective with a minimum of ten items.


How may I get further documentation or a printed catalog?
Our Data Sheets and Catalogs page contains catalogs, data sheets, case studies, white papers, certifications and test reports. If you want a printed catalog, please request one via the contact form.
I am an aluminum manufacturer and I am interested in providing casting / forging services for ZARGES USA. Whom should I contact?
All of our cases are constructed by ZARGES in Germany, and we have a Tech Center in Charlotte, NC for customization. We are not in need of additional manufacturers at this time.
I have a wonderful advertising / promotion / media idea for ZARGES USA. Whom should I contact?
TISOAA is the agency who handles our advertising and marketing. Please contact them at with your inquiries.

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Custom optionsThe ZARGES K470 aluminum shipping and storage case provides perfect protection, even under the most extreme conditions. The K470 is ATA 300 approved, lightweight, rugged, and dust and water resistant. Its durable construction provides optimal protection for any contents and is available in 26 standard sizes. Options include UN Certification for HazMat transport, IP 65 protection, a family of accessories, foam and finishes, or custom fabrication.

  • More than two dozen standard sizes
  • Cast-aluminum stacking corners
  • High level of stability due to three fully-welded aluminum profile frames
  • Riveted joints, beading all round and corner beads for additional dimensional stability
  • IP 54 standard, IP 65 class protection against water jets available
  • Several IGBC-certified sizes
  • Integrated snap fasteners: may be secured with a plug lock, lead seals, spring anti-opening feature or a padlock (max. shackle thickness 6 mm)
  • 20 standard exterior colors available for an additional charge

Scroll down for available sizes, more product information, reviews, videos, UN HazMat Certification, and accessories.

Available Sizes
SKU External*
L × W × H”
L × W”
L × W × H”
Price Add
to Cart
40835 15.08 × 11.34 × 6.96 12.76 × 8.82 13.78 × 9.84 × 5.91 6 801 $240.16 Add
40677 15.08 × 11.34 × 13.38 12.76 × 8.82 13.78 × 9.84 × 12.32 6.8 1,671 $254.13 Add
40810** 22.95 × 15.28 × 6.96 20.63 × 12.76 21.65 × 13.78 × 5.91 9.3 1,763 $281.01 Add
40568** 22.95 × 15.28 × 9.72 20.63 × 12.76 21.65 × 13.78 × 8.66 10.5 2,584 $315.62 Add
40678** 22.95 × 15.28 × 13.26 20.63 × 12.76 21.65 × 13.78 × 12.20 11 3,640 $322.07 Add
40564 22.95 × 15.28 × 16.02 20.63 × 12.76 21.65 × 13.78 × 14.96 12 4,463 $335.40 Add
40849 22.95 × 23.15 × 9.72 20.63 × 20.63 21.65 × 21.65 × 8.66 12 4,059 $359.05 Add
380031 42.64 × 21.18 × 7.55 40.50 × 18.63 41.34 × 19.68 × 6.5 16 5,280 $392.38 Add
40859 22.95 × 23.15 × 16.02 20.63 × 20.63 21.65 × 21.65 × 14.96 14.5 7,012 $397.54 Add
40836 22.95 × 23.15 × 23.89 20.63 × 20.63 21.65 × 21.65 × 22.83 17 10,701 $424.84 Add
40837 24.92 × 18.43 × 18.78 22.60 × 15.91 23.62 × 16.93 × 17.72 14.3 7,086 $359.05 Add
40839 24.92 × 23.54 × 18.38 22.60 × 21.02 23.62 × 22.05 × 17.32 16.5 9,021 $451.93 Add
40841 28.46 × 19.61 × 16.02 26.14 × 17.09 27.17 × 18.11 × 14.96 15.6 7,361 $437.96 Add
40842 28.46 × 26.69 × 14.44 26.14 × 24.17 27.17 × 25.20 × 13.39 18 9,168 $517.51 Add
40843 28.46 × 26.69 × 17.99 26.14 × 24.17 27.17 × 25.20 × 16.93 19.1 11,592 $555.99 Add
40565 30.83 × 23.15 × 16.05 28.50 × 20.63 29.53 × 21.65 × 14.96 22 9,564 $475.15 Add
40566 30.83 × 23.15 × 23.93 28.50 × 20.63 29.53 × 21.65 × 22.83 26.4 14,596 $542.66 Add
40844 32.01 × 20.39 × 21.56 29.69 × 17.87 30.71 × 18.90 × 20.47 23.5 11,881 $503.96 Add
40845 36.73 × 20.39 × 16.84 34.41 × 17.87 35.43 × 18.90 × 15.75 24.6 10,547 $492.57 Add
40846 36.73 × 26.69 × 18.81 34.41 × 24.17 35.43 × 25.20 × 17.71 29.9 15,812 $583.30 Add
40847 46.57 × 15.28 × 6.96 44.25 × 12.76 45.28 × 13.78 × 5.91 19.2 3,688 $540.08 Add
40848 54.45 × 17.24 × 9.72 52.13 × 14.72 53.15 × 15.75 × 8.66 25.1 7,249 $747.34 Add
40567 38.70 × 19.21 × 16.05 36.38 × 16.69 37.40 × 17.72 × 14.96 24 9,914 $581.15 Add
40580 46.57 × 31.02 × 19.99 44.25 × 28.50 45.28 × 29.53 × 18.90 44.1 25,272 $926.22 Add
40875 62.32 × 23.15 × 19.40 60.00 × 20.63 61.02 × 21.65 × 18.31 55.1 24,189 $1,144.02 Add
40876 66.26 × 31.02 × 27.47 63.94 × 28.50 64.96 × 29.53 × 26.38 66.1 50,604 $1,394.06 Add

* External case base dimensions are smaller than the dimensions of the case lid. For applications where precision is required please contact ZARGES. Clearance refers to the size of the case opening.
** IGBC-Certified Grizzly Bear Resistant

More Product Info

ZARGES K470 Aluminum Shipping and Storage Cases

K470- The Original Since 1950

The ZARGES K470 universal case is a true classic. Introduced in 1950, it is still known for its innovative and ergonomic design and its durable construction. These characteristics made it the foundation on which most of our cases are based and reflect the quality and the decades of experience of the ZARGES logistics team.

The design of the K470 has changed only slightly over almost 70 years, to keep abreast of the latest technological developments. Among the many included features are a lid with stainless steel hinge, snap fasteners, two lid straps, an all-round polyurethane seal, cast-aluminum stacking corners, three fully-welded aluminum profile frames, riveted joints, beading and corner beads for additional stability, and ergonomic and durable comfort handles that are easy to use, even with gloves.

Our cases can to be up to 50% more efficient than competing cases due to the advantages provided by aluminum. Thinner case walls mean more room for cargo and less weight for the case construction, reducing logistics and shipping costs. ZARGES aluminum cases are lighter and allow for more cargo in the same footprint than comparably sized chipboard or plastic cases.

IP 54 protection is standard, and IP 65 is available, as well as UN Certification for transport of Hazardous Goods. The K470 family of cases are approved for airline transport, both in cargo and, in certain sizes, as a carryon. In addition, several sizes have been certified Grizzly Bear Resistant by the IGBC. In total, there are 26 standard sizes, and custom fabrication is also available.

We offer a range of practical accessories to further secure and protect your goods, from foam linings to locks, detachable trolleys and dollies to more easily transport goods from one location to another, and a range of interior fittings, including dividers and pockets.

With this combination of strength, durability, ergonomics, and flexibility, ZARGES K470 cases offer the optimal solution for safe transportation, economical storage, and reliable protection of your goods against damage and contamination.

ZARGES K470 Applications:

ZARGES K470 General Features:

  • Constructed of extra strong 5005 alloy aluminum sheeting
  • Lid with stainless steel hinge, two lid straps and continuous polyurethane seal
  • Ergonomic heavy-duty sprung drop handles
  • Sized to fit DIN 15141 pallet

K470 Data Sheet K470 Catalog

Reviews: 2

2 reviews for K470

  1. Honis Balboa

    Best case in the universe

  2. Jonathan

    Awesome! I got two of the bear proof case’s and absolutely love the sleek look a top of my off-road rig. Wish the review section had an area to post photos so I could show you all.

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ZARGES tests beyond standards

Overview of K470 (Video produced by our team in the UK)

Bear-Resistant certification from the IGBC!

UN HazMat Certification
UN certification for Hazardous Materials is available for this family of cases. ZARGES, Inc. provides testing at our Charlotte facility for a fee of $75. Click for more information.
Accessories and Color Options

K470 Case Accessories

Accessories may not fit all sizes of a particular case. ZARGES will contact you if there is a conflict with your order to determine the best solution.

Case Accessories

Aluminum Divider Set

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Case Accessories

Casters (set of two)

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Case Accessories

Dolly Trolley

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Case Accessories

Extra Fitting for Trolley

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Case Accessories

Foam Divider Set

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Case Accessories


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Case Accessories

K470 Foam Liner

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Case Accessories

Lock and Key Set

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Case Accessories

Shackle Lock

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Case Accessories

Tool Pocket

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Case Accessories

TSA Lock

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Exterior Paint Colors

You may order your ZARGES K470 case with a painted finish. We offer 20 stock RAL colors which we apply by hand at our Charlotte, NC Tech Center for an additional fee. The glossy paint covers the entire exterior, excluding any plastic trim pieces in the handle. Please add a K470 case to your cart and then select a finish color.

For custom RAL colors, custom finishes or additional branding, please use our custom quote form instead.

RAL1002 Sand Yellow

RAL1018 Zinc Yellow

RAL1023 Traffic Yellow

RAL3003 Ruby Red

RAL3009 Oxide Red

RAL3020 Traffic Red

RAL5012 Light Blue

RAL5015 Sky Blue

RAL5017 Traffic Blue

RAL5018 Turquoise Blue

RAL6001 Emerald Green

RAL6003 Olive Green

RAL6010 Grass Green

RAL6024 Traffic Green

RAL6027 Light Green

RAL7036 Platinum Grey

RAL7046 Telegrey 2

RAL9003 Signal White

RAL9005 Jet Black

RAL9016 Traffic White

Notes: Applying a finish increases delivery time by 3-5 business days. All finished case sales are final, we cannot provide touchups. Finish and case must be purchased together.