Gator Cases was
founded in 2000 by father-daughter team Jerry Freed and Crystal Morris in
Tampa, Florida. They launched an initial small offering of molded plastic
guitar cases at the Summer NAMM show in Nashville, Tennessee.
From there they
expanded the product line to include case and bag solutions for pro audio, IT,
audio visual, general utility, band instrument, and percussion. The line now
consists of over 1000 different solutions that are made from vacuum-formed
plastics, rotational-molded plastics, wood, sewn, and EVA materials.
company’s expertise in case design and manufacturing Gator has also grown a
complete OEM division that works with leading companies around the world to
engineer and manufacture custom cases for original equipment manufacturers.
In 2008, Gator
acquired the manufacturing facility and product line of Protechtor Cases,
located in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. This new endeavor brought on shore manufacturing
in rotational molding along with expansion into the percussion market. Gator
continues to invest in additional US manufacturing and expansion of this plant.
In 2013, Gator
announced it's new Frameworks line of stands and support systems at the Winter
NAMM show. The launch features over 50 innovative and unique solutions for
microphone, speaker, guitar, keyboard, A/V, and more. The line was extremely
well received and compliments the existing case line, making Gator the one stop
for all your accessories needs.
Gator Cases are
available in over 90 countries. In the United States Gator is sold through a
network of over 3000 leading dealers and is a preferred vendor by the AIMM
Jerry, Crystal and the
entire Gator team is dedicated to offering best in class products and customer
service. Every project at Gator starts by understanding the customer and ensuring
that Gator offers not just a case but a true solution!