Hartmann was founded in 1877 by Joseph S. Hartmann, a Bavarian trunk-maker, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Hartmann has been making exquisitely crafted luggage, travel cases and fine leather goods for over 135 years. Mr. Hartmann had a vision to build "luggage so fine it will stand as a symbol of excellence". Hartmann was soon a favourite among the most affluent travellers thanks to its quality, sturdiness and elegant designs. Hartmann is a brand with a proud heritage of the finest craftsman-ship. As travel has evolved over time, so have travel cases – from classic Pullmans for steamers and sturdy trunks for train cabins to the sleek carry-ons for today’s jetliners. Hartmann has innovated the luxury travel experience across the decades, and continues to anticipate its on-going evolution.