Employees & Suppliers

Deuter has been developing innovative backpacks, bags and accessories for 114 years. Our standards in terms of quality, functionality and durability are correspondingly high. We are fully aware that standards like these are only possible because our employees (and those of our manufacturers) are highly competent and motivated – everywhere in the world! That is why good working conditions and a safe and pleasant working environment are so important to us – both at our head office at Gersthofen near Augsburg and at our long-standing partners in Vietnam and China. The company Duke in Vietnam has manufactured for Deuter exclusively since 1994. We have already achieved a great deal. But we have now decided to take things a step further. Since 2011 our progress has been supported and audited by an independent organisation, the Fair Wear Foundation (FWF).

Have you read our corporate values? 

We mean every word of them – and they apply the world over. Work enjoyment does not come top of the list for no reason. Staff motivation and staff retention have always been at the core of our company philosophy. It takes experienced workers who enjoy their jobs to create and develop top quality, functional products that secure the long-term success of a company. This applies both to Deuter in Gersthofen and to our manufacturers in Asia.On average, women's backs are not quite as long as men's. The SL carry system is thus slightly shorter than that of Deuter's standard rucksacks. Consequently, the models in the SL series are the ideal choice, too, for male users with shorter backs.