Travelpro Acquires Atlantic Luggage and Austin House Travel Accessories

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Travelpro, the luggage manufacturer recognized for inventing The Original Rollaboard, has announced the purchase of Atlantic Luggage and Austin House.

Travelpro International, Inc., announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement for the purchase of Airways Industries and Austin House Travel Accessories, headquartered in Ellwood City, PA. Airways Industries designs and distributes Atlantic Luggage worldwide. The Canadian operations will be handled by Holiday Group, Inc., based in Montreal, Canada.

Kimon Ballis, Chief Executive Officer of Travelpro, said, "We are pleased to have reached an agreement to bring the Atlantic Luggage and Austin House collections, which we have long respected, into the Travelpro family. The well-known quality associated with Atlantic® and Austin House® will give us a fortified brand presence in the Luggage and Travel Accessories category. This acquisition strengthens the continued implementation of our growth strategy, which is to provide the highest quality products available in the marketplace."

Travelpro USA is a leading manufacturer of innovative luggage designed for traveling professionals and is used by over 425,000 airline personnel worldwide. The luggage, which was Top Rated and listed as a Best Buy in the leading consumer testing publications has also been named Best Luggage Brand by two leading travel publications. Travelpro is credited with inventing the first soft-sided vertical wheeled carry-on, known as the Rollaboard. The company was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida.

Travelpro has an extensive international presence, with offices in Europe, Asia and Latin America. Luggage sales and service are conducted in 28 countries worldwide. International revenues have seen dramatic increases over the last several years, clearly showing the commitment to building a global brand. For more information, visit http://www.travelpro.com or contact Marcy Schackne at (561) 998-2824, ext. 154.

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