Safilo Group announces the relocation of its North American headquarters to Parsippany, NJ, after consolidating its US distribution network into its Denver facility
Safilo Group, a fully integrated Italian eyewear creator and worldwide distributor in the premium sector for sunglasses, optical frames and sports eyewear, recently announced its intent to relocate its North American headquarters, currently co-located with a Distribution Center, in Parsippany, NJ.
This decision follows the plan to simplify and streamline operationally its US Logistics and Distribution network, which will be run entirely out of its existing Distribution Center in Denver (Colorado). Following a carefully planned operational transition, the Parsippany Distribution Center will close by mid next year.
“Safilo’s business in North America is strong and growing. We start here with the worldwide simplification of our Logistics and Distribution network as per our 2020 Strategic Plan,” comments Luisa Delgado, CEO of Safilo Group. The DC consolidation into Denver leverages Denver’s already important track record in delivering customer service across the region. All Distribution Center employees in Parsippany are being offered the choice to relocate to Denver or alternatively to receive transition and outplacement support.
Design inspired and brand driven, Safilo translates extraordinary design into excellent products created, thanks to a superior craftsmanship expertise dating back to 1878. Internationally present through 31 owned subsidiaries and exclusive distributors in key markets – in North and Latin America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, and Asia Pacific and China, Safilo is committed to quality distribution in over 130 countries around the world.
A relocation study for the Group’s future North America headquarters will involve an employee taskforce to identify the most attractive HQ location closer to New York City and better connect with Safilo’s Fifth Avenue showroom. The study will conclude by this fall, and the move is anticipated within 2016.