ABOUT US

About

Encouraging Your Ultimate Potential

As technology forges ahead, human beings struggle to keep up. Mobile devices that weren’t even a consideration thirty years ago have now become an essential part of everyday life. Keeping your devices safe is a constant area of concern, especially when you’re an on-the-go professional. At Targus, we have the solutions you need to carry, connect and protect all your personal tech. We encourage you to reach your ultimate potential. With products that seamlessly integrate your tech into your life, you can chase after your dreams, and make them a reality.

Our History

In 1983, Neil Bruce-Copp formed Targus in Barnes, London. After a successful start, we began partnerships with computer OEM’s. By 1985, we expanded our customers to Canon and Apple, and just one year later we released our first laptop case. Over the years we opened offices in the U.S., Canada, Australia, South Africa, Taipei, Germany, France, Holland and Hong Kong. Along the way, we earned a reputation for utilising high-quality materials from trusted suppliers. In 1998, we introduced our innovative DEFCON security line and SafePort Sling protection system, followed closely by the release of our SafePort Air Protection System in 2004. Since then, our innovation has only expanded. We’ve released environmentally friendly bags, tablet accessories with 360º rotating designs and universal docking stations. Today, we’re one of the leading designers of innovative tech solutions that simplify your everyday life.

Inspire Your Everyday

For over thirty five years, Targus has created sophisticated solutions for all your tech needs. We’ve expanded our knowledge and used our personal insights to ensure optimal performance, style and protection for all Targus products. Whatever your mission, Targus supplies products that simplify the everyday so you can focus attention on more important things. We’re fueled by a passion for our customers and a desire to provide innovative products that inspire your everyday.
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 honour 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.