About - Wenger

Welcome to Wenger

Wenger is a well-established company in Switzerland. It was founded in the Jura region of Switzerland in 1893, and what originally started out as a knife factory quickly made a name for itself for its innovative and precisely manufactured products. These include the legendary Swiss Army knife, of which Wenger is the sole manufacturer alongside Victorinox. Despite its international success, Wenger has always remained loyal to its Swiss roots and traditions. We are proud to have had Wenger as part of Victorinox since 2005. Both brands maintain the same traditional values and complement each other perfectly. Wenger now focuses on producing watches and travel gear, and offers top quality at a reasonable price in both fields. Let yourself be inspired and impressed by the range of products Wenger has to offer – every watch and every travel gear combines reliability with style, a contemporary design with the ultimate in functionality, well-selected materials with meticulous workmanship. I am sure that you too will find the perfect companion for your active, mobile lifestyle in the Wenger collections.

Carl Elsener

CEO Victorinox


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 craftsmanship 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.

Theo Wenger (1868 - 1928)

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.