Company Profile

Platt Luggage, Inc. is a fourth generation family business that manufactures high quality professional cases for business and industry. The company offers same day shipment on all standard products. Custom cases can also be quickly produced in their extensive in-house sewing and molding departments. Customization options include foam inserts, colors, pallets, hardware, molded-in logos, nameplates, silk-screening, and embroidery. 

SBIF Grant Impact (63rd/Pulaski)

Platt Luggage has grown in size and scope over the last 100 years. When Benjamin Platt started the business in 1921, he turned his experience crafting leather saddle harnesses into creating sturdy suitcases for travel. Current owner, Daniel Platt, continues the company’s tradition of excellence, while embracing innovation with new technologies. As a two time recipient of SBIF grant dollars, Platt made critical improvements to their Archer Heights facility. This work supported their expansion into new materials, production capabilities, and industry partnerships.

“The SBIF program has been a huge help in upgrading our aging building.  The staff at SomerCor has always been clear, professional and helpful.  The grants we  received helped ensure that our building will be in great shape for our next 100 years.”

The scope of work at Platt Luggage, Inc. included a roof replacement, new gutters and downspouts, sprinkler system upgrade, and new HVAC system improvements.

Photo Credit: Walter S. Mitchell III, Samuel Sotelo-Avila, City of Chicago

Platt Luggage, Inc. is Open for Business!

Platt Luggage, Inc. specializes in custom cases for original equipment manufacturers, tool cases for technicians, and promotional products. Contact their team today at 800-222-1555 and be connected with a designer or visit https://www.plattcases.com/ to view all their offerings.

Learn More About the Small Business Improvement Fund

Launched in 1999, Chicago’s Small Business Improvement Fund promotes economic development by providing reimbursable grants for permanent building improvement. Residential projects are not eligible.

SomerCor is the program administrator contracted by the Chicago Department of Planning and Development. Learn more about the program and apply by visiting www.somercor.com/sbif.