We Design and Manufacture Using the Best Materials for Your Application


We produce a wide variety of metal containers from simple cylinders with push on or screw tops, through to more complex containers used in the defence industry for the transport and storage of ammunitions and explosives. From design to production we are able to meet your specific requirements by utilising state of the art CAD CAM processes.

Our containers can be produced from a wide range of metals depending on the individual protection requirements for the product. As important as the resilient outer casing, the protective internal furniture which precisely fits the products or can be designed to allow for the secure location of variable loads. Fabricated moulds, fibreboard partitions and CNC routed foam are all produced in-house, saving our customers time, money and inconvenience.

Cases can then be painted in any colour and if necessary individualised with stencilling, locks, handles and hinges. Where required, our products can undergo rigorous testing procedures to ensure the transit pack conforms to current regulations.

Our defence packaging products conform with STANAG 2828. Items we regularly supply include: push top cylinders, screw top cylinders and shipping containers all of which can be fitted with data loggers to monitor the internal and external environments of the packaging.


Crates, cases and timber packaging has been a staple of our work for over forty years. High quality timber and plywood cases, crates and boxes can be complemented with custom foam, mdf or fibreboard internal furniture to provide the ultimate in protection. Whether you want a small timber component, a timber batten or a full timber crate, Portsmouth Aviation can design, manufacture and supply ensuring the transit pack solution meets your requirements and current regulations. In addition our in-house facilities include full or part painting, liverying, marking and stenciling .

Items we regularly supply include:

  • Crates
  • Cases
  • Battens
  • Ramps
  • Fold flat cases
  • Timber fitments
  • Frames
  • Defence standard boxes

From stock or bespoke, whatever you require contact us now.

Card and Fibreboard

Whether your application requires corrugated board, light to heavy duty card or fibreboard we can create bespoke packaging in a wide range of weights, flutes and specifications quickly, in single units or in thousands. All our card and fibreboard comes from sustainable sources including recycled fibres.

In addition to standard materials, we are able to supply and manufacture packaging in more specialist boards if required. These are more commonly used in the manufacture of more bespoke solutions. These boards include wet boards, barrier boards, black conductive ESD and coloured boards.

Printing is more commonly being used on transit packs not just for company logos and names but also for handling instructions, shipping symbols and label location markers. We are able to offer flexo printing of cartons in singular or dual pantone colours per pass.

We are also offer stencilling, particularly useful when runs are too cost prohibitive to use Flexo printing.