VICTORINOX: FREE ENTERPRISE IN THE NAME OF TRADITION, QUALITY AND INNOVATION
The name Victorinox is closely linked to the legendary “Original Swiss Army Knife”, which has its origins in the Swiss Officer’s and Sport Knife from 1897. The company’s head offices are in the village of Ibach in the Canton of Schwyz, in the heart of Switzerland. Karl Elsener founded his cutlery workshop here in 1884 and launched a matchless success story. Millions of people around the world link Victorinox with typical Swiss values, such as inventiveness, reliability, functionality and quality. Today, Victorinox produces and distributes a range of valuable quality products with practical usefulness for various areas of life throughout the world: Swiss Army Knives, Household and Professional Cutlery, Timepieces, Travel Gear, Fashion and Fra- grances. All of our products embody the spirit of the “Original Swiss Army Knife”.
Throughout its 125-year history, Victorinox has remained true to its approach and principles. The characteristic features of the “Original Swiss Army Knife” continue to have a strong influence on the company’s orientation and shape the guiding concept for its product development and market approach in six core areas: Swiss Army Knives, Household and Professional Cutlery, Timepieces, Travel Gear, Fashion and Fragrances. All of the products manufactured under the Victorinox brand and distributed around the world embody the spirit of the “Original Swiss Army Knife”. They differentiate themselves from competitive products through their unique functionality combined with outstanding design.
Victorinox has its roots in the heart of Switzerland and celebrates a committment to Swiss quality. This has a direct impact on the manufacturing process, wherever it takes place and is ultimately expressed in the exceptional quality of our final products. Victorinox has become an ambassador for Swiss quality around the world. The majority of the company’s products, such as Swiss Army Knives, Household and Professional Cutlery, Timepieces and Fragrances, are produced in Switzerland. Other products, such as Travel Gear and Fashion, come from countries that can provide the necessary professional, personnel and technical resources for economical manufacture. Victorinox transfers production responsibility only to carefully selected manufacturers in other countries.
Strict Swiss standards of quality and sustainability apply at these outsource production facilities. Trained quality assurance teams from Victorinox make sure that our established high standards are met. Victorinox believes in transparency and does not shy away from openly declaring the country where its products are manufactured.