Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) January 22, 2007
Travelpro® International, Inc., a worldwide leader in luggage manufacture and the inventor of The Original Rollaboard®, announced the expansion of their European presence with the signing of Ingrid Hilvering and Belen Ordas to implement the company's ambitious development plan for Europe.
Kim Ballis, Travelpro CEO noted, "Our international team has more than 65 combined years of experience in the European luggage industry. We strongly believe they will ensure greater visibility and penetration of Travelpro's products in the European market."
"With their passion for luggage, they will further build upon our family of Travelpro (http://www.travelpro.com), Atlantic (http://www.atlanticluggage.com) and Austin House (http://www.austinhouse.com) brands … and deliver the message of innovation, quality and value through new contemporary designs for the European consumer," Ballis added.
Ms Ordas noted, "We are anxious to take on this challenge and partner with Travelpro's premier organization. We know the market and see great growth ahead."
To better serve European customers, all European activities will be conducted from a new logistics and distribution facility strategically located in Europe.
Available at major department stores and specialty luggage retailers, Travelpro® luggage is chosen by a half-million airline personnel worldwide. Pilots & flight Attendants are the testament of uncompromising quality and durability. The products are designed to stand up to the rigors of day in and day out travel. Travelpro has the distinction of being named Best Overall by the Wall Street Journal, Best Travel Luggage by Porthole Magazine, Best Luggage Brand by Global Traveler Magazine, Best Carry-on Suitcase by Executive Travel Magazine, Best Overall Luggage Brand by Business Traveler Magazine, given Top Rating and listed as a Best Buy in leading consumer testing publications, and a Best Buy in Good Housekeeping Magazine.
The luggage is sold and used throughout the world under the brands of Travelpro and Atlantic, including the United States, Eastern and Western Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and the Middle East. Accompanying travel accessories are sold under the Austin House brand.
Travelpro® is based in Boca Raton, FL. For more information, visit http://www.travelpro.com or contact Marcy Schackne at (561) 998-2824, ext. 154.