Key Facts and milestones

EMINENT Luggage Corporation was founded in 1979. After years of pioneering work, research and innovation we became one of the biggest and most reliable companies in the luggage industry. Professional design, know-how in engineering and excellence in manufacturing ensure that our wide range of ABS, PP, PC, nylon and polyester luggage cases, bags, and leisure products are among the best on the market.

Our central office is located in Tainan, Taiwan, covering an area of more than 23,000 m2, while the production plants of our factory in mainland China (Dongguan, Guangdong province) cover an area of 6.6 hectares – with a work force of 3000 employees.

At a glance

  • 1979

    Foundation of Wanguo Suitcase Co., LTD

  • 1984

    Second expansion of factory in Taiwan, major investments in new plants

  • 1985

    Creation of EMINENT as a brand, successful exports to Japan

  • 1987

    Third expansion of factory in Taiwan, expansion of ABS production capacity

  • 1990

    A line of products wins the TAITRA Good Product Design Award

  • 1991

    Chairman receives National Top Ten Youth Entrepreneur Award. Investment of ten million US dollars to establish PP molding plant and to fully automate manufacturing facilities

  • 1992

    National Best Product Design Award

  • 1995

    Investment of ten million US dollars to found overseas factory (Anmaite Suitcase Co., LTD in Dongguan, China)

  • 1997

    Molded Suitcase E777 wins National Top Ten Product Design Award

  • 2000

    Company renamed EMINENT LTD, after our core brand

  • 2004

    Only company in the sector with stock market listing (Code no.: 9950). Awarded Taiwanese Ministry of Economic Affairs Good Potential Brand Award

  • 2005

    Taiwan's first professional Travel Life Pavilion opens in Tainan and spawns outlets

  • 2006

    Chairman is shortlisted for Taiwan's First Annual Entrepreneur of the Year Award

  • 2007

    Selected as Taiwan's Excellent Brand by the Ministry of Economic Affairs for the second year in a row

  • 2008

    Shortlisted for the twelfth year in a row for CommonWealth Magazine's 1000 Biggest Companies. Chairman becomes president of Taiwan Handbag Export Trade Association

  • 2010

    Presidency of the Tainan Business Organization's “Hundred Million Year Meeting”

  • 2011

    Second presidency of Taiwan Handbag Export Trade Association. Signing Back-to-Taiwan letter of interest with Tainan's municipal government

  • 2012

    Selected by Ministry of Economic Affairs among Taiwan's Textile Business Backbone Companies

  • 2012

    Approved by Ministry of Economic Affairs as top company in “Salmon Returning Home” Project

  • 2013

    On 22nd of December Construction of the “EMINENT Industrial Park” officially starts in Tainan City

  • 2015

    Launching ProBeetleTM as a chic and good value brand in Europe with immediate sales records in the first weeks

  • 2015

    Eminent becomes the official luggage partner of german top soccer team VFL Wolfsburg