|The Samsonite brand was born in 1910 when founder Jesse Shwayder began producing luggage for turn-of-the-century travelers – a small and affluent group who appreciated the Company's unique, durable and finely crafted products. As travel evolved into a mainstream activity, Samsonite's product mix evolved with it, growing to encompass a diverse range of items for a host of travel needs. Along the way, Samsonite continued to anticipate and fulfill the changing requirements of travelers by introducing a string of "firsts", including the first matching luggage sets, the first lightweight luggage and the first wheeled suitcases, to name just a few.
Samsonite's ability to perceive and adapt to the changing needs of travelers has made the brand a leading authority for people on the move, throughout the years. From the roaring twenties, the Depression era, WWII, the rise of the jet age, the exciting sixties and beyond, Samsonite has continued to transform the travel industry through its rich brand history.
Today, the global travel industry continues to grow, and Samsonite continues to lead through the continuous introduction of innovative technologies, materials and design concepts, which we market through some of the most recognized brand names in the world. And while each of our brands is specifically focused on its own clearly defined customer group, every product we create continues to embody the same values on which Samsonite was founded – high quality, fine craftsmanship, exceptional reliability and enduring style.