ABOUT US

Enabling mobile workers to perform at their best.

About

Our Story

You work hard and we know it. At Targus, we spend hundreds of hours a year learning about how people work, where they work, and what they need to perform at their best.

With a heritage rooted in the mobility of on-the-go-professionals, we strive to advance the mobile accessories category with cutting-edge, quality-made, productivity-boosting solutions — carrying cases, tech accessories, and peripherals — that enable an ever-changing workforce to perform at their best anytime, anywhere.

Since our founding in 1983 with the debut of the original laptop bag, we’ve grown to become a global brand — with 45 offices worldwide and direct distribution in more than 100 countries — that supports large enterprises and end users alike.

Targus. Everywhere You Work.

1983

1983

  • The year it all began. Targus is formed in Barnes, London by Neil Bruce-Copp.
  • Our very first invoice is raised for £2098.25!
  • Targus begins partnership with computer OEM’s, including IBM.
1985

1985

  • Targus grows and takes on new customers like Canon and Apple.
1986

1986

  • Targus launches its first laptop case with 250-unit Toshiba order for T3100L laptop cases.
1987

1987

  • Targus moves to London House in Richmond.
  • Targus US and Canada offices open.
1988

1988

  • Targus Australia opens.
1989

1989

  • Targus opens office in South Africa.
  • Targus US opens doors to retail Business-To-Consumer.
  • Targus wins The Queen’s Award for Export Achievement.
1990

1990

  • Targus begins outsourcing to China – then a relatively untapped source of high quality suppliers.
  • Targus opens office in Taipei, Germany, France, and Holland.
1991

1991

  • Targus Hong Kong office opens.
1995

1995

  • Targus becomes known as Targus Group International, Inc.
1998

1998

  • Targus acquires PORT, expanding product line, and introduces innovative SafePort Sling protection system and DEFCON security line.
1999

1999

  • Targus LATAM office opens.
  • Targus re-brands itself to reflect new innovative and stylish designs.
2000

2000

  • Anaheim Headquarters opens.
2001

2001

  • CN01 is named the best-selling laptop case in the world.
2003

2003

  • Targus celebrates 20 years.
  • Targus becomes a Microsoft ‘Designed for Surface’ partner.
2004

2004

  • Targus launches its first Docking Station!
  • Targus sells its first Bluetooth mouse.
  • SafePort Air Protection System developed.
2005

2005

  • Targus makes its first foray into the mobile device market with range of accessories designed specifically for iPod.
  • The CityGear range is launched.
  • Targus introduces a new brand and new logo.
  • All new Dome Protection System launched.
2007

2007

  • The Global Sourcing Group is introduced in China.
  • Targus launches privacy screens.
2008

2008

  • Targus celebrates 25 years of mobile solutions.
  • Targus launches EcoSmart®- an environmentally friendly line of bags made from recycled plastic bottles.
  • Targus earns accolades as #1 Best-Selling Laptop Accessories and Cases from the NPD Group.
2009

2009

  • Contemporary new branding released with a new company tag-line: Designed for Life. Yours.
  • Targus earns honor of #1 Best-Selling Notebook Power Adapter and #1 Maker of Presentation Devices from NPD Group.
2010

2010

  • Targus enters the Tablet and E-Reader market after the unprecedented success of the iPad.
2011

2011

  • Targus introduces VersaVu™ case with 360º rotating design.
2012

2012

  • Targus becomes a Samsung Mobile Accessories Partner.
2013

2013

  • Targus secures patent for its checkpoint-friendly design on cases.
  • Targus acquires leather smartphone and tablet case company, SENA Cases.
  • Targus becomes a Google partner.
2015

2015

  • Targus gains dominance in the tablet case market with patented Multi-Gen tray solution.
  • Targus launches the VersaLink™ Universal Travel Dock.
2016

2016

  • Targus announces it works with 90% of Fortune 1000 companies and is the case manufacturer for eight of the world’s top ten laptop computer OEM’s.
  • Targus announces itself as the #1 stylus brand in the US.
2017

2017

  • Targus wins CES Innovation Award for the Mobile ViP Backpack.
  • Targus and DisplayLink® announce world’s first Dual 4K Docking Station.
2018

2018

  • Targus wins Green Good Design Award for the 15.6” Balance™ EcoSmart® Backpack.
  • Launches Targus California premium brand with the Newport Collection.
  • Targus has #1 Selling Tablet Case in the US.