VIP Industries (VIPIL), incorporated in 1968 ,is engaged in the business of manufacturing of luggage bags. The company's manufacturing facilities are located at Nashik, Nagpur, Jalgaon, Satara, Sinnar in Maharashtra and Haridwar in Uttaranchal. The company is also engaged in manufacturing of moulded furniture.
The company is engaged in manufacturing of moulded luggage (from high-density polyethylene), soft luggage (from nylon, polyester, jupolene, printed polyester) and ABS luggage (from acrylonitrile butadiene styrene plastic) including briefcases, suitcases, handbags, carry bags and vanity cases.
VIP has been promoted by the $200 million DG Piramal Group. The company has a design team, which is constantly focusing on innovating, constantly innovates, exploring new technologies and materials to create luggage of high quality.
VIP owns subsidiaries namely Carlton Travel Goods and Carlton and Blow Plast Retail.
Globally. the company has a presence in Indonesia, Hong Kong, Russia, Canada, Iceland, Ghana, Malta, Spain, France, Belgium, Ireland, Sweden, Poland, Finland, Greece and Lebanon among others.
The companys' manufacturing facilities are equipped with latest technology and the products go through various tests such as jolt test for handle and lug fixing, wheel test-belt for wheel assembly, tumble test, pendulum test and pressure test.
Today, the company own brands like Delsey, Alfa, Footloose, Carlton, Aristocrat and Skybags.
1968- VIP Industries was incorporated.
1971- The company’s manufacturing facility located at Nasik was commissioned
1982- Manufacturing facility located at Jalgoan was commissioned
1983- The company introduced NR mechanism under which the luggage will not open in upside down position.
1986- The company set up a manufacturing facility in Nagpur. The same year the company introduce padded handle for better grip
1989- The company introduced advance locking system -- dual action lock. VIP also launched its brand “Alfa”
1993- VIP set up a manufacturing facility located at Sinnar.
1995- The company introduced Heat Sealing Method wherein it manufactured moulded luggage (No Metal Frame) having inside fabric lining.Company also introduced Dual Material Dimpled Bumper that allows rough usage of luggage.
1996- It introduced the corner lock feature
1998- Vertical Access Feature was launched allows user to open the luggage in order to access documents in vertical condition.
2000- It launched the brand “Delsey”. The company launched Convipack-a soft luggage inside a hard luggage. The same year the company introduced cable lock
2001- The company introduced center locking mechanism -- a single locking actions locks all the multiple latches. Rolling Scratch Guard was launched in order to avoid scratch marks.
2002- The company introduced luggage with Paper frame and handle locking mechanism.
2003- VIP launched FM radio in luggage.
2004- The company acquired Carlton MEA, Hong Kong. The company has presence in 65 countries with a design studio located in London and regional offices in Dubai and Hong Kong.
2010 - VIP Introduces "Superlite" - lightweight bags that enable you travel easier and pack more without the fear of paying excess baggage fees.
2011 - VIP ushers in the four wheeling revolution in india with the launch of its 360 wheeling range.
The company received Golden Peacock Innovation Award in the year 2004.
VIP received Rajiv Gandhi National Quality Award in the year 2003.