About Sterling Pacific – Established 1907 in Reno, NV

We manufacture full-aluminum travel cases from 5052 and A380 aluminum, two alloys used in the construction of aircraft and in aerospace engineering.

Sterling Pacific travel cases feature Impact Bearing Ridges on the front and back of the case (United States Patent and Trademark Office, no.29/729,547), and full-grain Italian leather handles, handcrafted from leather by an independent tannery based out of the small town of Chiampo in the Italian region of Veneto.

Supported by dual thru axle wheels and a full-aluminum construction including the wheel and trolley housings, Sterling Pacific travel cases are the most heavy duty cases on the market, designed by a team of American and European workers.


The origins of the Sterling Pacific corporation date back to June 22nd of 1907 when Richard Herz and his brother Carl Otto registered the company to open up their business, initially with a focus on jewelry and watches.

Reno International Airport – Courtesy of Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority
(Image courtesy of Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority)

The Herz family, native of Leipzig, arrived in Nevada after years filled with travel, having worked in Dresden, Vienna, Budapest and London before making the journey across the Atlantic. Remembered as true Nevada pioneers, the Herz family built their business to become a local staple over decades, known for their commitment to excellence of their jewelry and watch products.

In the 21st century, the corporation was renamed Sterling Pacific after the Herz family had already shut down their store. After that, the company was acquired by the brand developer Galton Voysey, who launched a new line of aluminum suitcases inspired by the travels & legacy of excellence of the Herz family under the Sterling Pacific banner.

Sterling Pacific coordinates suitcase replacements and repairs through our Reno, NV Service Center:

Sterling Pacific
1 East Liberty Street
Reno, NV 89501
United States

By appointment only. Suitcase returns should be sent to a separate address provided by our customer service team at support@sterlingpacific.com or repairs@sterlingpacific.com.

To inquire about repairs, email repairs@sterlingpacific.com with the following details:

-Your full name
-Proof of purchase
-Batch Identification Number (engraved onto the exterior frame of the case)