American Tourister

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American Tourister
Formerly called
American Luggage Works
Industry luggage
Founded 1933; 84 years ago (1933)
Founder Sol Koffler
Owner Samsonite

American Tourister is a brand of luggage owned by Samsonite. Sol Koffler founded American Luggage Works in Providence, Rhode Island, USA in 1933.[1][2] In 1993, American Tourister was acquired by Astrum International, which also owns Samsonite.[3] Astrum was renamed the Samsonite Corporation two years later.[4] Their products include suitcases, backpacks and wallets.


  1. ^ "American Tourister, Inc. - Company History". Archived from the original on 17 October 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-02. 
  2. ^ "American Tourister Logo". American Tourister. Retrieved February 21, 2017. 
  3. ^ Stephanie Strom. "Wall Street; New Name, New Life, for Astrum. New York Times. September 26, 1993. Retrieved on November 2, 2008.
  4. ^ "Astrum International to Divide Its Samsonite and Culligan Units". New York Times. April 25, 1995. Retrieved on November 2, 2008.

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