American Tourister

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American Tourister
Formerly called
American Luggage Works
Industry luggage
Founded 1933; 85 years ago (1933)
Founder Sol Koffler
Headquarters Rhode Island, United States of America
Area served
World Wide
Key people
Muhammad Ahsan
Products Suitcases, Backpacks, Wallets.
Owner Samsonite
Parent Samsonite International S.A.

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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