Brand Story

1910

THE STORY
OF A LIFETIME

When Jesse Shwayder founded Samsonite® in 1910 in Denver, travel was once reserved for only an exclusive few, those who had the means to see the world. Given this exclusivity, travel was a high quality experience from the transportation, to the attention to service, to even the accessories used to carry one’s belongings.

1910

The Shwayder Brothers, the company’s original founders, manufacture robust wooden trunks.

1986

Oyster, the first suitcase with a three-point lock system.

2000's

The first Samsonite aluminium product.

2008

Cosmolite: made of the innovative Curv® material. Resulting in the strongest and lightest Samsonite suitcase ever.

2011

Cosmolite is even lighter, thanks to Curv® Technology: only 1.8 kg for the spinner 55 cm.

2013

Another Samsonite innovation is born: Advanced Hybrid Technology. This new technology is included in the new ranges Cordoba Duo and Sahora Regeneration.

2014

Lite-Locked: the pioneering light-weight collection is launched, merging a three-point locking system with revolutionary Curv® material. Lightness has never been so Secure; Security has never been so Light.

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