The Original from Switzerland

The Original & Patented World Adapters & USB Chargers

SKROSS products give you the power and freedom to use all your devices in different countries and continents around the world and to speak all languages of electricity. SKROSS is your passport to stay connected when travelling to the America’s, Europe, Asia and beyond.

SKROSS is the market leader for qualitative travel adapters and USB chargers. Products from SKROSS are the world’s safest and most compact travel companions. Welcome to the world of SKROSS!

Successful in over 100 countries worldwide

SKROSS invented and patented in 2002 the world’s first single-piece World Adapter with its all-in-one country-slider system. Patented, certified, award-winning - the originals from SKROSS are developed in Switzerland, patented internationally and comply with all the relevant international safety regulations. This makes SKROSS unique. Through its sleek design and functionality SKROSS has convinced more than just thousands of travellers and juries alike by winning the Reddot Design Award and the Product of the Year 2010.
SKROSS established itself in the last ten years as the market leader, operating successfully in more than 100 countries worldwide.

Read more about the company history of SKROSS

The idea

A visit to the Olympic Games 2000 in Australia changed an awful lot. Walter Ruffner, owner of a well-known plastics injection moulding company and passionate inventor, couldn't find a single travel adapter in the whole of Sydney despite intensive searching and absolute necessity. He had hardly returned home when he was considering developing a travel adapter which could be used worldwide.

The company founding

Using prototypes of the World Adapter Classic, which has become a success the world over in the meantime, he visited innumerable trade fairs but was only met with a complete lack of interest at first. However, when he met sales professional Sam Gerber at the Orbit in Basle in September 2001, things started happening fast. Sam Gerber and Walter Ruffner spent a long time on the phone the same evening, and two days later they met for their first discussions. They brought Christian Schnell in as a third founding member for the administration and finance sectors, and as early as February 2002 they founded the WorldConnect AG, owner of the SKROSS brand name.

The World Adapter Classic the first sales hit

Within a very short time, the World Adapter Classic developed into a worldwide sales hit. Exports into more than 60 countries confirmed that high quality, multifunctional and simultaneously safe and compact travel adapters attract considerable interest all over the world. WorldConnect AG grew to be a company trading around the world and employing 30 staff within only 5 years.

SKROSS today

The range of products is being extended to this day. In addition to the World Adapter Classic, other travel adapters which can be used around the world have appeared in addition to country-specific plugs and USB chargers. This meant that WorldConnect was able to present the first 3-pin, unearthed and super-compact World Adapter in the world in 2009. The consistent consideration of international safety standards, which is at the foreground in all product development, and uncompromising compliance with the highest requirements on quality and reliability, has established WorldConnect AG as market leader over the last few years, and the company is meanwhile represented in more than 100 countries. 

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