2016 sees Trunki turn 10 years old!…
It was in 2006 creator and Trunki daddy Rob Law appeared on BBC One’s Dragons Den, with his ride-on suitcase concept for globe-trotting tots. Ten years on with over 3 million cases sold, Rob Law hasn’t looked back.
“It’s a tremendous achievement to have reached such a momentous milestone, it’s been a 10 year rollercoaster ride of massive highs and lows. Receiving the first container of Trunkis at Avonmouth docks in 2006, was the start of a very exciting journey and a huge learning curve!
“Looking back my highlight has to be the people I’ve worked alongside over the years. The team at Trunki HQ and at our factory Magma Moulding are passionate about making family travel fun and always go the extra mile to make our customers happy – that is what’s has made us so successful.”
Pictured above Rob Law at Avonmouth docks on 5 th May 2006 with 3 year old Sam Hawker. Rob Law outside Trunki HQ The Mothership with the first samples of Jurni the new carry-on sit-on case for the next generation with Sam Hawker now aged 13 years old.
To coincide with the birthday the company has launched a brand new carry case for the next generation of connected travelers called Jurni. Four years in design Jurni is a sit-on, carry-on suitcase with a quick access pop-out pod for tech, a seat to rest on and in-line wheels to glide along while in queues through airports. It is Law and his company’s biggest innovation since the arrival of the original Trunki.
Since Trunki launched in May 2006, it is now available in 100 countries, with consumers spending over £100 million on his brand. Trunki employs 30 people at their funky head office in Bristol called The Mothership, and a further 44 people at its UK manufacturing and distribution facility – Magma Moulding – in Plymouth.
2006 5 th May – First container of Trunki ride-ons arrives at Avonmouth docks ready to revolutionise family travel!
2006 September– into the Dragon’s Den with Trixie & Terrance.
2010 May – BoostApak is launched and sells out within 6 hours of being online!
2011 January– Rob Law receives MBE.
2012 May– Trunki start manufacturing in the UK!
2012 November – named the Santander Small to Medium sized Enterprise at the National Business awards!
2014 October– Made for Me Trunki launches offering 1 billion colour combinations!
2015 May– HRH Princess Charlotte receives a custom Boris Bus Trunki from the Mayor of London.
2015 November – Jurni launches on indiegogo reaching $210,547
2016 May – Trunki reaches 10 years of happy travels and starts shipping Jurni and the new ride-on carry-on sit-on case Jurni launches for the next generation of travellers!
2016 July– UK manufacturing for Jurni begins.
Here’s to 10 more amazing years!
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