With a rich heritage that includes nearly a century in business, Samsonite has a proud tradition of developing innovative, high-quality products that integrate style, functionality and design technology to meet the changing lifestyle needs of people on the move. Samsonite's tagline – 'Life's a Journey' – embodies the brand's belief and vision, symbolizing the role Samsonite has in the multi-faceted lives of travelers.
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.