History

Theo Wenger (1868-1928)
Theo Wenger (1868-1928)
Hydraulic press machine
Hydraulic press machine
Polishing workshop
Polishing workshop
Workers and apprentices
Workers and apprentices

Founded as a knife factory in 1893 in Courtételle, a small place near Delémont in the Swiss Jura region, Wenger can look back on a 120-year history. This history is shaped by a passion for quality, precision and outstanding craftmanship as well as many iconic products, including the world-famous “Swiss Army Knife”. Wenger widened its product range, which is popular across the world, to include watches from 1997 and later luggage.


The brand retained its distinct identity after the takeover by Victorinox in 2005 and continued to develop its product lines further. In 2013 Victorinox integrated Wenger knives into its own range so that Wenger could concentrate on global development of its two most successful segments – watches and luggage.


Agile, up-to-date and at home in the world's cities – but always with its traditional Swiss roots in mind. This is Wenger today. Wenger's timekeepers and luggage are reliable, functional and well designed, and they capture the spirit of the times. They are designed for people who travel a lot and who therefore want to count on a Swiss brand at a reasonable price.

About Wenger

Agile, up-to-date and at home in the world's cities – but always with its traditional Swiss roots in mind. Wenger – founded in 1893 near Delémont in the canton of Jura – is with Victorinox the sole supplier of the world-famous “Swiss Army Knife”. Today the brand, which has been owned by Victorinox since 2005, produces and distributes watches and luggage. Wenger's products are reliable, functional and well designed, and they capture the spirit of the times. They are designed for people who travel a lot and who therefore want to count on a Swiss brand at a reasonable price.