Delsey

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Delsey
SA
Industry Luggage
Founded 1946 (in France)
Founder Émile Delahaye, Andre & Walter Seynhaeve
Headquarters Tremblay-en-France (France)
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
Guenther Trieb (CEO)
Website www.delsey.com
Delsey office in North America

Delsey (French pronunciation: ​[delsɛː]) is a French company which manufactures luggage and travel accessories. It is based in Tremblay-en-France, in the Paris suburbs.[1] Delsey employs 400 staff, and has a turnover of about 130 million euro.[2] As of 2010, it held second place in the global luggage market, behind Samsonite.[3]

History[edit]

In 1911, the Établissements Delahaye specialised in the manufacture of cases for cameras and covered cases for typewriters and record players. Émile Delahaye and the Seynhaeve brothers joined forces in 1946, combining their names to create the Delsey brand.[4] Delsey made use of its experience in the production of camera and record player cases to form a department specializing in travel items in moulded plastic.[citation needed]

Innovations[edit]

In early 2015, Delsey unveiled a prototype "smart suitcase" called Pluggage, containing built-in electronic gadgets which communicate with a smartphone app. Features include a weighing scale, locator beacon, wireless speaker, remote locking, and phone charger.[5] This is similar to the competing Airbus Bag2Go and Bluesmart cases which are being developed at the same time as Delsey's product.

Competition[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Delsey S.A.: Private company information". Bloomberg Business. Retrieved 2015-03-07.
  2. ^ "Delsey". Argan Capital Advisers. Retrieved 2015-03-07.
  3. ^ Céline Deluzarche (2010-07-20). "Samsonite huit fois plus gros que Delsey" (in French). fr:Le Journal du Net. Retrieved 2015-03-07.
  4. ^ "The Story of Delsey". Delsey. Archived from the original on 2014-01-31. Retrieved 2015-03-07.
  5. ^ Mariella Moon (2015-01-13). "Delsey's luggage weighs itself, charges phones, knows the weather". Engadget. Retrieved 2015-03-07.

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