Witco shuts its business due to pandemic

Luggage and personal effects retail chain Witco, which was in operation for over 65 years, announced that it has closed down its business.

The company said that its business was impacted due to the severity of the pandemic, and restrictions on international travel made it more difficult for the company to stay afloat.

“The decision to close down this business was not an easy one, but unfortunately due to COVID-19 and the restrictions on international travel, it was not sustainable for us. We would like to thank all of our customers and our esteemed clientele for their patronage over the last 70 years,” Witco’s statement on its website read.

Witco started its operations in the 1950s in George Town, Chennai, and was called West India Plastic Trading Co. It dealt in plasticware, travel goods and accessories. The company did not limit its boundaries to only travel bags, but also bags for the regular commuter. Products it sold ranged from travel and laptop bags, backpacks, school bags for kids, as well as handbags.

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