Founded in 1984, Modrec International began life trading as a manufacturer of luxury, indoor games selling to the likes of Harrods and leading Dutch department store De Bijenkorf. From this, Modrec evolved and extended their product line to include a range of stationery and luxury business bags which were sold in retailers such as the likes of House of Fraser, Debenhams, Liberty London and Dickens and Jones.
Following inspiration from a trip to Asia, the company found another direction after identifying a niche gap in the market to satisfy the more general needs of the traveling business person in the UK. From this, the “Business Range” was created under the Gino Ferrari label with the traveling, corporate consumer in mind.
With time it was a natural progression for the company to expand its product range to include universal luggage and travel goods. After meeting with a Dutch entrepreneur inventor and partnering with manufacturers in Asia, Modrec International was the first to bring wheeled luggage to the UK market in co-operation with ‘MoveEasy’ luggage. The company was one of the first to start importing luggage from Asia, bringing affordable travel options to the UK mass market without compromising on quality or style. The initial luggage lines were launched into House of Fraser as well as high-end independent stores. Over the years the company has continued to adapt to trends and further evolved, adding leather bags and small leather goods to their product portfolio for men and women.
Today Modrec International is an established, specialist manufacturer and supplier of luggage, bags, wallets and purses. With over three decades of experience, the company has acquired vast industry and sourcing expertise and valuable market knowledge. Combining such expertise, infrastructure and focus, with a talented design team, Modrec International is a cutting edge, luggage specialist and offers a higher level of service than general sourcing companies.
The company possesses a diverse brand portfolio of own labels including Gino Ferrari and A2B, as well as the licensed brands Pierre Cardin and London Fog. With innovation at its core, the company is committed to providing high quality product design and attention to detail across its brand portfolio. The brands we own and sell are sold in a wide variety of stores, including department stores, mass retail, specialist luggage stores and online retailers.
The company understands that maintaining a strong focus on creative design, market knowledge of essential products whilst acknowledging industry trends is intrinsic to remaining current in an ever-evolving market and meeting consumer demands. We continue to build on our business expertise by constantly striving for product excellence and adding to the company’s diverse brand and product portfolio.
Modrec International has continued to grow and expand over the years with offices operating in North America and China as well as the UK head office, contributing to its global success and international reach.
Modern Recreations became the subject of a management buyout from Riley Leisure PLC. From here the company became Modrec International and went on to sell the first products under own label Gino Ferrari and under licensed brand Pierre Cardin which went on to be sold in several major department stores.
Created and developed a range of accessories under the Bugatti brand including leather travel bags, business bags, leather goods and accessories. The range generated huge following and demand and was sold in leading department stores and independent retailers. Following phenomenal success, this was sold back to the Bugatti label under 2002
During one of many sourcing trips to Asia there was a meeting with a Dutch inventor about the revolutionary “MoveEasy”, the first upright Luggage with an integrated hidden handle system and wheels. Modrec International was the first to introduce luggage of this type to the UK market, first sold in House of Fraser.