In 1884 the Swiss army company was founded. IN 1891 was the first delivery of soldier knives to the Swiss army. In 1897, was the registration of the “original swiss army knife”. In 1909 the cross and shield was made the victorinox emblem. Later that year the founder’s mother Victoria passed away. In 1945 was the world-wide expansion. In 1992 was the first subsidiary founded in a foreign country. In 1993, diversification into watches. In 1999 they made there own watch factory in Bonfol. In 2002 was the acquisition of SABI, the US representative.