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ABOUT US

About

Igniting the Potential of Dreamers, Doers, and Leaders

Technology is evolving at a crazy pace – yet one thing that’s remained constant is the inherent need to carry, connect, and protect it all. Regardless of which technologies come and go, Targus helps you seamlessly integrate tech into your lives to provide you with everything you need to live, dream, and do.

For more than thirty-five years, Targus has been implementing purposeful solutions to provide you with the tools you need to succeed – from laptop bags to tablet cases to peripherals and universal docking stations. Our insight-driven approach, global reach, and commitment to quality ensures we have the skills and experience to meet your performance, style, and protection needs – whether you’re a large enterprise, a small business, or an individual who needs to get work done.

Our mission drives us, our passion fuels us, and our customers make us everyday, inspired.

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.