In 1938, Erle P. Halliburton, a globetrotting businessman, commissioned a team of aircraft engineers to build him cases that could withstand the rough terrain of the Texas oilfields in the back of his truck. The original aluminum case was born, becoming the very definition of protection and ruggedness in business and travel cases. Every effort has been made to ensure that only the finest material, the most advanced techniques, and the most precise crafting are employed to make each and every case. That heritage continues today.
In 1952, Mr. Halliburton sold his travel case division to a metal fabrication company called Zero Corporation.
In January 2007, Zero Halliburton, a division of Zero manufacturing, was sold to Japan’s largest luggage company, Ace Company Ltd. Zero Halliburton remains an American Company.
For nearly seventy years, Zero Halliburton has defined strength, durability and style with our signature aluminum cases. Today, we’ve added the perfect complement to our iconic aluminum cases with the introduction of beautifully designed nylon and polycarbonate cases redefining the meaning of durability and elegance.
As travel has changed, so has Zero Halliburton. After more than 70 years of perfecting the aluminum case, Zero Halliburton has introduced complimentary new collections of business and travel products. The Zero Halliburton collections feature: computer, business and travel cases in aluminum, polycarbonate, and nylon.
The original aluminum case we introduced to the world over seven decades ago has taken hold of people’s imagination and stands as icon of strength, security, endurance, and fashion. It blazed new territory for design, providing a unique, unmistakable presence that cannot be imitated.
Today, the same creative spirit that challenged the conventions of what business cases should look like-while raising the expected standards for their performance-has given rise to a new generation of inventive cases with unmatched performance.
We are expanding the boundaries of personal business and travel products by once again incorporating the most advanced materials available and creating solutions to satisfy your most challenging needs. A perfect combination of sound design principles and innovation that could have only come from Zero Halliburton.
The double rib design has become the recognized trademark of ZERO Halliburton.
All of our signature aluminum cases start with a two-ton coil of aircraft grade aluminum. After being cut into individual pieces, the aluminum is deep-drawn over special steel dies using 440 tons of pressure. As the shape is formed, the molecular structure of the aluminum actually changes, resulting in a shell that’s free of wrinkling, distortion and manufacturing inconsistencies.
Following the deep-draw process, the shell is heated to more than 1000 degrees Fahrenheit and then quickly cooled, making the aluminum even stronger and more durable.
Each shell is then buffed and electro-chemically anodized to add color and prevent corrosion.
After the shell is completed, it takes the skillful hand of a trained craftsman-and about 250 operations to make each case worthy of the Zero Halliburton name.
The heat-tempered aluminum shell has the strength of steel at only one-quarter the weight. Extra strength hinges withstand pulling of over 400 pounds. Innovative neoprene gasket keeps out dust and moisture, providing unrivaled protection.
Zero Halliburton cases have been used to carry Apollo mission moon rocks, academy award Oscars and skates for US speed skating team. Zero Halliburton products have appeared in many movies and televisions shows over the last decades such as Independence Day, Lost, Men in Black, Ocean’s Eleven, and Mission Impossible.