• Client:

    Major pharmaceutical company with more than 140 affiliated companies and 46,000 employees worldwide.

    Requirements:

    Sales/detail bag with a large number of well-organized compartments for samples, paperwork, laptop and other electronics, literature and other marketing materials, travel needs and business supplies.

    Skooba Solution:

    A high-end rolling travel bag with multi-panel “fanfold” design, allowing instant identification and access to all contents from the top of the case. This allowed for fast and efficient work by the sales representatives, who often have only minutes in front of a physician. Skooba designed and manufactured the bag to exacting specifications with heavy-duty hardware, top quality wheel/handle system, client branding.

    Results:

    The detail bag was distributed to thousands of field sales professionals, and has been in continuous use and regularly reordered from Skooba every year since 2006.

    Other Services Provided:

    Fulfillment to multiple distribution centers as well as individual field sales representatives.

  • Client

    European distributor of one of the world’s legendary camera brands.

    Requirements:

    Backpack for bundling with digital SLR camera system.

    Skooba Solution:

    This client needed what is one of the more challenging products in our industry— a cost-effective, promotional/bundling bag, but with the style and quality of a much more expensive retail product. Skooba designed a compact backpack with comfort features and other details not normally found at its price level, as well as thoughtful use of color patching, fabric textures, branding and overall styling too.

    Results:

    The bag was well-received by the distributor as well as its dealers and consumers, and generated successful bundling results. It was ordered and reordered several times, in large quantities, for repeat promotions. Skooba designed and produced other promotional and professional/retail bags for this client as well.

    Other Services Provided:

    Designed and produced hang tag in client’s language.

  • Client:

    Development firm working on a variety of accessories for the sporting/hunting market.

    Requirements:

    Ongoing variety of projects, including a specialized battery case and a field pack for bow hunters.

    Skooba Solution:

    Skooba completed design, prototyping and mass production of a compact, molded case that holds a battery pack and a mounted power switch, to be used for an electronic hunting accessory. Also developing a full-sized daypack with provision for carrying a large compound bow in a secure and balanced manner.

    Results:

    The battery pack and the device it attaches to are now on the retail market, and several other products are in development with this client .

  • Client:

    Leading manufacturer of color management devices and software for photo/graphics applications.

    Requirements:

    Compact, protective case for color calibration device and cord.

    Skooba Solution:

    Sometimes simplest is best, and this was one of those times. Skooba created a rubberized EVA molded case (which we nicknamed the “egg”) to cradle this mouse-like device. The calibrator rests on a molded-in ledge, allowing a cavity at the bottom for its USB cord. The highly protective case zips closed, snugly securing the contents, and is small enough to fit in any messenger bag or laptop case. A black and white silicone logo sewn into an indent on top finishes off the minimalist but slick look.

    Results:

    Client ordered a large quantity immediately after first design and prototype, and was thrilled with the result.

    Other Services Provided:

    Although not always possible with every project, this one was done on a super-rush basis. From client meeting to approved design was 3 days, from design to prototype was 7-10 days, and product was in production a couple of weeks later. Still a Skooba record.

  • Client:

    Leading supplier of orchestral stringed instruments and related products.

    Requirements:

    Revolutionary system for converting a traditional violin case into to a backpack, with absolute security and comfort, as well as storage for a wide range of musician needs.

    Skooba Solution:

    One of our most challenging (and fun) projects — inventing a completely new way to carry stringed instruments. Skooba came up with a unique enclosure that secures around the standard case, but never has to be removed to access the instrument. An expedition-grade backpack harness stows away on one side, the other side carries music folders, iPad/tablet, extra strings and other violin accessories. There’s even a pop-out sleeve to carry a portable music stand, and many other features, all executed with beautiful fabrics, shaping and styling to suit a very high-end customer.

    Results:

    The advance pre-stocking quantity sold out immediately, and the product has proven very popular by the client’s customers, who have rated it 5 stars and given it rave reviews. Other projects are planned with this client.

    Other Services Provided:

    Assisted with branding solutions and naming/logo development.

  • Client:

    Leading manufacturer of high-precision process calibration and testing equipment.

    Requirements:

    Variety of cases custom-fit to specific calibrators, with many special features including access ports for attachments, removable internal pouches for accessories, view-through windows and more.

    Skooba Solution:

    Designed and produced a series of heavy-duty, industrial-grade cases for a variety of the client’s products. Skooba’s solutions ranged from simple, form-fitting protective sleeves to highly-specific use-in-bag solutions that allow the instrument to stay safe, dry and clean inside the case at all times, even when attaching and removing calibrator components.

    Results:

    Now one of Skooba’s longest-standing continuing clients, the company has been reordering the products without interruption since 2001. The cases have also been modified and branded for several of the client’s international affiliates.

    Other Services Provided:

    Direct shipping from our production facility to client and partners’ international offices to reduce lead time and costs.

  • Client:

    Innovative digital imaging equipment manufacturer with exclusive ultra-high resolution photography system.

    Requirements:

    Full collection of high-quality, highly protective yet aesthetically distinctive bags for sale and bundling with the company’s unique equipment.

    Skooba Solution:

    Fully-customized and coordinated family of shoulder bags and backpacks with adjustable interiors to fit and secure the client’s different equipment models perfectly, along with pockets for accessories and other items. Sleek, modern exterior with elegant use of texture, color, and client branding.

    Results:

    The collection has been a hit both inside the client company and with its consumers. It is being successfully sold as an accessory as well as being used as a bundle add-on for marketing and promotion. The bags have been in continuous reorder for sevearl years, and more designs are being added as the business grows.

    Other Services Provided:

    Product “nesting” to dramatically reduce client’s importation costs.