ACROSS THE ATLANTIC TO NORTH
AMERICA ABOARD THE JUNKERS JU52:
A JOURNEY INTO RIMOWA HISTORY
For us, it is an affair of the heart:
In June 2012, the RIMOWA JU52 will
take off for its North American Tour.
1937: Fascinated by the aircraft of the pioneering
days, Richard Morszeck, son of RIMOWA founder
Paul Morszeck, discovers aircraft aluminum for luggage
production. The first overseas trunk made of lightweight
metal takes off.
1950: The birth of the aluminum suitcase with the
characteristic grooves. Now, it is not only the exterior that
imitates the Junkers JU52 with corrugated sheeting – the
technology does too. Minimum weight is combined with
an extremely high degree of stability.
2012: The RIMOWA JU52 crosses the Atlantic and embarks on a major tour of North America. The stops along
the way are Los Angeles, Denver, Oshkosh, New York,
Waterloo and Toronto. The flight is an event in itself,
partly because it is the first passenger-certified Junkers
JU52 to master this trip since 1937.
Today, RIMOWA and the Junkers JU52 symbolize quality
and the spirit of invention, as well as “Made in Germany”