Need a Bespoke Aircraft Tool Kit? Red Box Can Help

Who are Red Box Tools, and how can they meet your bespoke tool kit needs? Learn about the processes and services involved in meeting individual customer toolkit needs as well as the wider Red Box company...

AvBuyer  |  21st June 2019
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Who are Red Box Tools, and how can they meet your bespoke tool kit needs? Learn about the processes and services involved in meeting individual customer toolkit needs as well as the wider Red Box company...
Red Box Tools offers a unique solution to tool storage and transportation. As well as being a leading distributor of BAHCO tools, Red Box also creates bespoke shadow foam for your existing tools, or for any other brand of tools. Learn more about the company here... 
Red Box uses BAHCO tools to create aircraft and task specific tool kits, and a range of kits readily available to choose from. BAHCO are exceptional quality stainless aircraft tools, that also come with the peace of mind of a lifetime guarantee.
How to Order Bespoke Tool Kits
Creating a tool kit to perfectly fit a mechanic's needs is now easier than ever. With Red Box’s tool kit design service, your tool kit can be designed and have it routed into shadow foam in no time at all.
Customers can choose from a range of over 20,000 individual tools on Red Box Tools' website, choose the case, cabinet or trolley that best suits their needs, and the Red Box team will do the rest. An in-house design team will take a newly generated tool list and create a design that fits into Shadow Foaming layers. Once the customer is happy with the design of the kit, it will be produced.
Why Use Shadow Foaming?
Shadow Foaming is becoming essential for tool control, by creating these foam inserts, not only does it keep tools safe, it clearly indicates when a tool is missing from a kit. Each foam layer has a black top layer and a coloured lower layer.
The Red Box Tools routing machine will cut into the layers to create a slot for each tool. Once this is done the coloured layer beneath is left behind which allows the customer to clearly see if a tool is missing.
The Shadow Foaming process is simple and can be done one of three ways:
  • Send the tools to Red Box Tools, who will scan and create a design for customer approval.
  • Red Bot Tools can visit the customer and scan their tools on site.
  • Red Box Tools can send a drawing pack for customers to scan the tools themselves, send the scans back, and Red Box will then do the design.

Once a design has been made and approved, the routing process begins.
Foam routing and Shadow Foaming is for much more than just tools. Shadow Foaming can be used to organised many other items.
(For example, the Red Box team has created foam layers for personalised gifts, such as the Jerry Can drinks holders, layers for manicure sets and layers to hold important and delicate machinery.)
The Importance of Etching Your Tools

For extra tool control or simply to personalise tool kits, the Red Box Team also offers a laser etching service, allowing customers to have a personal number, word, pattern or even message on your tools. This comes in very useful when tool control is concerned, such as helping to identify which tool belongs to which kit.
Each engineer can be assigned a personal code, which then can be etched onto each tool in the kit, therefore making it easy to identify to whom a tool belongs.

Introducing The Red Box Group
Red Box Tools is part of a larger group of companies working together to offer the aviation industry a plethora of quality products. Within the group are the following:
  • Red Box Engineering (Metal fabrication and high-quality engineering);
  • Red Box Aviation (Ground Power Equipment and Aircraft Tugs);
  • Red Box Paint & Powder (Powder coating and high finish spray painting); and
  • Red Box Container Conversions (Shipping container conversions into offices, workshops, tool stores and more).

Ground Power Units from Red Box Aviation

Red Box ground power units are designed to offer the highest quality at competitive prices. All units are manufactured in the Red Box workshop in Southampton, UK, with the metal cases being manufactured by Red Box Engineering. Red Box is able to provide all aspects of the manufacturing process under one roof.
The Red Box team specialises in both the civilian and military markets, having been chosen to provide bespoke power solutions to the UK military and associated equipment providers. Red Box supplies to countries across the world and has many distributors globally, including offices in the US.
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