Ermenegildo Zegna Group is Set to Expand with State-of-the-Art Footwear and Leather Goods Production Facility in Italy

Ermenegildo Zegna Group embarks on a transformative journey, announcing the launch of a cutting-edge footwear and leather goods production facility in Italy

Italian luxury fashion giant, Ermenegildo Zegna Group, is set to make significant strides in expanding its production capacity with the establishment of a state-of-the-art footwear and leather goods production facility in Sala Baganza, located in the Parma region, Italy.

Scheduled for completion by the end of 2026, the new plant marks a strategic move for the Zegna Group, signaling its commitment to promoting and elevating Italian craftsmanship to new heights. This initiative underscores the company’s dedication to fostering a culture of excellence while preserving the rich heritage of Italian manufacturing.

Gildo Zegna, the chairman and CEO of the Ermenegildo Zegna Group, emphasized the pivotal role of luxury footwear and leather goods in the Italian manufacturing landscape, stating, “Luxury footwear and leather goods are flagships of Italian manufacturing.” He further elaborated on the multifaceted nature of the upcoming facility, highlighting its dual function as both a production hub and a training ground for aspiring artisans. By nurturing a new generation of skilled craftsmen, the Zegna Group aims to uphold the esteemed tradition of “Made in Italy” while ensuring the sustainability of invaluable craftsmanship.

The choice of Parma as the site for this ambitious project is strategic, leveraging the region’s rich legacy of artisanal craftsmanship. The proximity to this heritage, coupled with Parma’s renowned reputation in the luxury goods sector, positions the new facility for unparalleled success.

Designed as a cutting-edge center for excellence, the 12,500 square meter facility will not only cater to the production needs of the Zegna Group but will also serve as a hub for research and development (R&D). This dual-purpose approach underscores the company’s commitment to innovation and continuous improvement. With a primary focus on men’s footwear and leather goods, the facility will further bolster the iconic Zegna Triple Stitch, a hallmark of quality and craftsmanship.

In addition to its production and R&D functions, the new facility is set to create significant employment opportunities, with projections indicating a workforce of over 300 individuals upon reaching full operational capacity in 2027. This move aligns with the Zegna Group’s broader commitment to supporting local communities and fostering economic growth.

The announcement comes on the heels of the Zegna Group’s acquisition of Filati Biagioli Modesto, an Italian cashmere yarn producer, in collaboration with luxury fashion powerhouse Prada Group. This strategic acquisition underscores the company’s proactive approach to safeguarding the domestic supply chain and reaffirms its position as a leader in the global luxury market.

In conclusion, the establishment of the footwear and leather goods production facility marks a significant milestone for the Ermenegildo Zegna Group, signaling its unwavering commitment to innovation, craftsmanship, and sustainability. By investing in state-of-the-art infrastructure and talent development, the company is set to reinforce its position as a pioneer in the world of luxury fashion while championing the timeless legacy of Italian craftsmanship.

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