Deuter 1898 The beginning The company was founded by Hans Deuter in Augsburg-Oberhausen. At the turn of the century, the company supplied the Bavarian Royal Mail with mailbags and post sacks. Going from then until now amazing history of how the rucksacks evolved from mailbags to satchels then to rucksacks and the materials that they made/ sourced. Also the expeditions that they sponsored and the achievements throughout the years that they have had.