The new facility spans 464,000 square feet and has three main buildings covering 197,000 square feet dedicated to offices, production and logistics. It will serve as the new main handbag production facility for Furla, possibly also developing some of Furla’s smaller leather goods.
The new plant took three years to complete and is expected to be fully up and running by the end of May 2021, with around 130 employees based at the site. The new complex will also be home to the Furla Academy which aims to train the next generation of craftspeople to specialise in Furla products.
Furla reported a double-digit decrease in sales, attributed to Covid-19, but the brand is expecting a rebound for 2022 and 2023 as it focuses on the implementation of a recovery strategy.
Source: Fashion United