MANILA, Philippines – Today, in the competitive world of business, you have to build connections and strengthen your network globally. You can only do this by expanding your horizons, creating new partnerships and discovering the greater world. Whether your trips are for business or for pleasure, find the perfect travel companion in Echolac, the brand leader in business and travel luggage.
Heritage of World-Class Design
Echolac was founded in 1964 in Tokyo, Japan, by Reizo Koseki when he was part of the Mitsubishi-KOMADA Group. Today, the Echolac brand is owned by one of China’s leading luggage manufacturers, Shanghai Conwood Intl. Co. LTD.
Echolac rose to fame using its expertise and technology to make the world’s first ABS–a thermoplastic luggage material–attaché case. In the coming years, Echolac further invested in research and development to create its own line of durable travel luggage. Through this, Echolac maintained its position as a leader in innovation with R&D centers in Japan, Thailand, and China.
In 1999, the company pioneered the injection processing method to make its line of hard case luggage. This was revolutionary as it lessened the weight of the case by about 20%, paving the way for easier, lighter travel. On top of its research and cutting-edge manufacturing processes, Echolac also elevated its standards of production and quality control. All products and designs were put through rigorous tests including wheel scrolling, handle shock, box drop, shock rollover, trolley performance, and color fading. These were to ensure that each and every product lived up to its promise of lifetime use.
With a proud heritage spanning more than 50 years, Echolac is now available in more than 50 countries worldwide, with market focus in Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. As a proud global brand, Echolac has tapped the expertise of Italian, Japanese, and Chinese designers in the recent decades, creating a unique, universal aesthetic built on the fusion of cultures and concepts.
For its innovation and outstanding design, Echolac has garnered numerous awards including Japan’s “Best Looks Award” in 1985, Sony’s “Good Design Award” in 1987, and the Red Star Design Award for “Best Industrial Luggage Design” in 2011. In addition, Echolac was ranked as the top-selling attaché case in Asia in 1982, maintaining high sales in the region throughout the ‘70s and ‘90s. Having sold more than 80 million cases worldwide, Echolac has become a leader and model with an astounding global reputation.
Built For Business And Seamless Travel
As a business and travel brand, Echolac guarantees durable, sophisticated, and high-quality travel products. Echolac’s hard side luggage delivers utmost performance and durability as it is manufactured from 100% polycarbonate. It is also water resistant, and reinforced with TSA locks. Business travellers will feel more confident knowing that their valuables are safely stowed away.
Echolac’s lightweight trolley system – a unique brand design innovation – provides effortless comfort with wheel scrolling efficiency capable of moving smoothly and continuously for 4km/h over 32km. Professionals can easily navigate through crowded airports and cities with Echolac’s high mobility and maximized manoeuvrability features.
Travellers will also delight in Echolac’s expandable storage. Internal sub-compartments and compression straps keep valuables and souvenirs intact on long-haul flights and extended business trips. Echolac’s padded carry handle makes for easier handling, able to withstand heavy shocks. For the mobile traveller, Echolac also provides nylon soft-side luggage and hard-wearing polyester backpacks for simple stowing carry-ons.
With inspirations from Milan, New York, Paris, London, Hong Kong, and Tokyo, Echolac offers an impressive blend of fashion and quality, reflecting the fusion of Western and Eastern traditions. With its unique approach to design, technological innovations, and state-of-the-art production processes, Echolac promises the modern jetsetter and business traveller everything they need for a seamless ride.
For more information, visit www.echolac.com and www.facebook.com/EcholacPH or leading SM Department Stores, Robinsons Department Stores, Metro Gaisano Department Stores, Landmark Makati and Landmark TriNoma Department Stores.