Starting from a home garage developing and manufacturing durable metal cases for the sporting goods industry, Americase, an American small business success story, has grown into a world-class research, design, development and manufacturing company operating out of a state-of-the-art, climate-controlled facility in Waxahachie, TX. From working with local companies to researching and developing custom solutions for NASA, our current portfolio includes a who’s who of Fortune 500 companies across a wide range of verticals including the consumer electronics, airline, general aviation, aerospace, oil and gas, and semiconductor industries. 

Americase is the ideal design, develop, and/or manufacturing partner for organizations looking for an optimized packaging solution for safe, cost-effective, code compliant, ergonomic, and environmentally-friendly solutions to transport and store hazmat, dangerous and/or high-value products.

1980s

  • 1985 – Founder Bill Kinsala designs and builds Sporting Goods Cases in his home garage
  • 1985 – Moves into 6,000 ft2 manufacturing facility
  • 1989 – Moves into 10,000 ft2 stand-alone facility
  • 1989 – Robby Kinsala, Bill’s son, has his first foray into the business by operating the SkyTrak crane to help build the new manufacturing facility.

1990s

  • 1992 – Developed and launched ATA 300 Rated Airline and Road Style Cases to support airline industry
  • 1996 to 1998 – Robby learns the business from the ground up by working every production station of every product line during his high school summer vacations
  • 1999 – Doubles manufacturing spaces to 20,000 ft

2000s

  • 1998 to 2002 – Robby creates and books all advertising as he earns his BBA from UNT in 2002 
  • 2001 – 9/11 drastically reduces air travel and the demand for Americase Sporting Goods and ATA 300 Rated Cases
  • 2002 – Robby enters the business full-time and takes over the plant manager and accounting manager roles to survive  the business downturn 
  • 2004 to 2005 – Develops and launches Shipping Containers for Probe Cards that Test LSI Chips in the semi-conductor industry 
  • 2005 to 2006 – Develops AKRO, a “heat-mitigating” product, to meet new airline regulations DOT31FP-HM224B for oxygen
  • 2007 – Develops and launches the Oxygen Bottle Shipping Containers and Oxygen Generator Shipping Cases for the airline and general aviation industries
  • 2009 –  Acquired the precision fabricator, Gen-X, which enabled Americase to manufacture its aluminum cases in-house

2010s

  • 2011 – Achieves ISO 9001 and AS9100 quality certifications
  • 2012 – Researches, develops and manufactures aerospace hardware
  • 2014 – Expands into a 24,800 ft2 facility and adds waterjet and routing CNC equipment
  • 2014 – Robby takes over as President and CEO from his father, Bill
  • 2015 – Adds 3 and 5 axis milling equipment
  • 2015 – FAA Testing Lab names Americase oxygen generator the best future option for containing lithium-ion battery thermal runaway events
  • 2015 – Americase is granted DOT-SP16011 that allows for shipping damaged, defected and recalled (DDR) lithium-ion batteries
  • 2015 – Develops and launches The Battery Box to allow consumer electronics manufacturers to transport products that may contain DDR lithium-ion batteries
  • 2016 – Launches Fulcrum Testing Labs partnership 
  • 2016 – Adopts LEAN manufacturing methodology and adds overflow capacity in Ennis, TX
  • 2017 – Makes strategic investments in human capital including adding sales and marketing leadership, operations, engineering, production and quality personnel 
  • 2017 – Moves AKROTherm production in-house; rearranges production into flow lines and adds laser cutting capabilities
  • 2017 – Incorporates Americase Fabrication and Construction, LLC and locates it in the Ennis facility
  • 2017 – Develops and manufactures the Helicopter Blade Case for general aviation
  • 2017 – Develops and launches The Battery Bag for consumer electronics
  • 2017 – Launches HazMat Safety Consulting partnership 
  • 2018 – Consolidates production into current 100,000 ft2 facility and further automates by adding an automatic tool change break press
  • 2019 – Develops and launches the  DataCenter Lithium-ion Battery Case to store and transport lithium-ion batteries that power the battery back up units (BBU) for uninterruptible rack-level power supply systems

2020s

  • 2020 – Discontinues the Sporting Good Case Line
  • 2020 –  Develops and launches the Large Format Lithium-Ion Battery Case for the Automotive industry
  • 2022 – Invests in high-capacity manufacturing by automating laser cutting and panel bending; adds temperature control to entire facility