About Us - American Tourister India

ABOUT US

It all started in 1933, when Sol Koffler put his life savings on the line to start a luggage company in Providence, Rhode Island. His dream was to build a tough suitcase that could sell for a dollar. He succeeded, and decades of innovation followed… By 1945, air travel was taking off and lighter luggage was in high demand. So American Tourister’s Hi-Taper was designed – tapered luggage that was lighter and easier to pack. The 50’s found the company experimenting with new materials to make the world’s first molded luggage. The distinctive modern design could really take a beating. The concept has since been copied, but never equaled. As international travel soared in the 60’s, American Tourister was the first company to “flight test” their bags with flight attendants from major airlines.

It was this research and insight that brought about more innovations – like the springless, cam-action lock that wouldn’t jam. In the 80’s and 90’s, the company continued to design hardside products, while also responding to the shift in demand for softside – durable cases that could withstand even the toughest quality critic, a gorilla.

American Tourister…is a brand of Samsonite Corporations.

QUALITY

American Tourister tests its products, fully loaded, in real-world conditions for durability, strength, and dependability.
Handle Test

HANDLE TEST – 3500 TIMES

Tested by giving jerks to the handle for 3500 times in a loaded condition.

Wheel Test

WHEEL TEST – 32 KMs

Wheel is been carried for 32 km in a loaded condition to check the wear and tear for wheels.

The Drop Test

THE DROP TEST – AT 0.9m, -12 DEGREE C.

Dropping the bag 5 times on the ground at all corners and sides at atmospheric temperature and deep freezing temperature from 0.9m.

The Zipper Test

THE ZIPPER TEST – 15000 times – FORCE APPLIED TO SLIDERS & ZIPPERS

Force is applied to sliders and zippers to test the strength of zippers and pullers

The Tumble Test

THE TUMBLE TEST – 50 REVOLUTIONS & OBSTACLES

This test is been carried by tumbling the bag in a tumbler at 50 cycles in a loaded condition.

The Lock Test

THE LOCK TEST – PUSH & RELEASE CYCLES

We check the locks durability by operating the lock for 15000 cycles in one go continuously.