Richard Morszeck and his father Paul were the owners of a manufacturing company for suitcases. Due to a fire, all the materials used for the production were destroyed except for the aluminium stock. In 1937, Richard created the first suitcase made entirely from aluminium, which combined high stability and low weight.
Today, Rimowa additionally produces luggage made of polycarbonate, always with its characteristic design structure. The products are manufactured in Germany, the Czech Republic, Canada and Brazil.