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Samsonite is the world's most respected luggage and travel bag manufacturer and retailer. The company was founded in 1910 in Denver, Colorado by Jesse Shwayder as Shwayder Trunk Manufacturing Company. Shwayder’s new range of vulcanised fibre suitcases was branded as Samsonite after Samson, a man of great strength, from the Bible. The bags were so popular that the company soon changed its name to Samsonite.
Over the years, Samsonite has introduced iconic affordable ranges like Streamline, Silhouette, and Spinner that have gone on to redefine what we think of luggage design and technology. The award-winning Oyster range, introduced in the 1980s, was the first suitcase with a 3-point locking system and the fastest selling suitcase of all time. The latest in the list, the company's Cosmolite collection, built using exclusive revolutionary technology, is one of the strongest and lightest suitcases in the world.
Today, Samsonite is known for its stylish creations and the quality and durability of its products. The brand has been able to successfully serve the needs of everyone from the adventure traveler to the on-the-go businessman through innovative luggage and travel accessories.
Samsonite also owns brands like American Tourister and Tumi.