The ZERO Halliburton story began by creating the first aluminium travel cases. Contemporary design, unsurpassed quality and protection meeting military specifications define the essence of our company. Security, durability and reliability were our top priority 75 years ago and remain the same today.
Legendary Protection Since 1938
Zero Halliburton’s History
The original ‘Halliburton’ aluminium travel cases were hand made for Erle P. Halliburton’s personal use in 1938. A globetrotting oil field engineer by trade, Halliburton was often disappointed with luggage that failed to protect his wardrobe and documents when exposed to the harsh conditions of extreme dirt, heat and dust. Drawing upon the engineering knowledge of his staff, Halliburton guided the development of the world’s first aluminium cases. These unique cases, equipped with smooth sides and an air-tight sealed gasket kept moisture, dirt and dust out. Friends and business associates soon persuaded Halliburton to make additional cases. As a result, a small factory was opened in Southern California.
Expansion and Growth
By the late 1940’s the new cases had attracted customers worldwide. The distinct look and unsurpassed durability attracted European royalty, Hollywood stars and smart travellers searching for the strongest case on the market.