ZERO Manufacturing is a premier global distributor and manufacturer of protective custom containers used by many industries to protect sensitive goods, tools, and equipment during storage and transit. We possess numerous core capabilities that make us an ideal custom container manufacturer, including various metal fabrication, plastic molding, and machining capabilities. Beyond these capabilities, we also offer a variety of value-added services that enable us to act as a one-stop shop for custom cases and enclosures.

Our production facility in North Salt Lake, Utah features 300,000 square feet of manufacturing space. ZERO considers quality a core competency, and we back up that principle with ISO 9001:2015 and AS9100D certifications. We’ve also won multiple awards from major original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in the aerospace sector for our superior custom cases.

Value-Added Capabilities

ZERO Manufacturing has added a variety of additional skills to our service portfolio so we can provide single-source solutions to our customers. Some of these capabilities include:


The anodizing process creates a tough, corrosion-resistant layer on aluminum or other metal surfaces. We offer multiple choices for anodizing:

  • Type II anodizing method creates a protective anodized layer between 0.0002” to 0.0009”.
  • Type III anodizing develops an anodized layer up to 0.002”, though we typically strive for 0.0005” to comply with military specifications (MIL-Spec)

Decorative Silkscreen and Embossing

With an extensive portfolio of decorative and design services, ZERO can fully customize your case, enclosure, or part with your company branding, text, numbering, graphics, and more. Our decorative capabilities include:

  • Debossing
  • Decals
  • Designation printing
  • Embossing
  • Engraving
  • Labels
  • Silkscreen printing
  • Stenciling

Painting and Powder Coating

Our dedicated paint facility offers enamel and water-based paints, as well as powder coating and several other options. We can match all Federal Standard 595B colors.


ZERO has several capabilities to prepare surfaces for additional processing, such as:

  • Chem film that meets MIL-C-5541, class 1A and class 3 certifications
  • Etching
  • Heat treatments for aluminum alloys (AMS 2770)
  • Washer system with 9’ x 90’ automatic titrating conveyor system
  • Weld preparation and cleaning

Tooling Design and Fabrication

We built a 10,000-square-foot in-house tool and die shop that houses more than 40 separate pieces of equipment. We also have a foundry on site for casting sleeves used in deep drawing.


Our AWS-certified welding professionals can handle most welding needs in-house. ZERO has twelve three-phase spot welders with Class A solid state controls rated up to 250 KVA, enabling us to conduct spot welds on aluminum up to 5/16-inch thick. We also have eight 300-amp gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) stations, two gas metal arc welders (GMAW), and longitudinal and peripheral seam welders.

Products Types & Industries Served

We specialize in manufacturing cases and enclosures that have been customized for their intended applications. Our cases provide essential protection for sensitive electronics, instruments, and other equipment used in many industries. Some of the products we regularly manufacture include:

  • Drawn cans
  • Carrying cases
  • Transit and storage cases
  • 19-inch Rackmount cases
  • Machinery enclosures
  • EMI shielding containers
  • Transformer shells

Our custom cases and enclosures protect parts and equipment in a variety of industries, such as:

  • Aerospace
  • Datacom and broadcast
  • Electronics
  • Industrial
  • Medical
  • Military and defense
  • Oil and gas

About ZERO Manufacturing

At ZERO Manufacturing, we strive to provide high-quality, seamless custom container solutions that help our clients to simplify vendor management. To see how custom enclosures and containers from ZERO Manufacturing can benefit your operation, please contact us today.