Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / VF Corp opens new central distribution center in China
VF Corp opens new central distribution center in China
11
Apr '14
VF Corporation announced the dedication of its new Central Distribution Center at an event held at the facility in Kunshan, China. Local and regional government officials, dignitaries and special guests joined VF Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Eric Wiseman to celebrate this important addition to VF’s global supply chain platform.
 
“The Central Distribution Center in Kunshan demonstrates our commitment to continued growth in China and persistent focus on operational excellence in our global supply chain,” said Wiseman. “With the expectation that our business in China will nearly double during the next four years, this represents a significant milestone in our ability to manage long-term costs and inventories, while providing measurable increases in speed-to-market for both our customers and consumers.”
 
Representing an investment of more than $60 million (¥372 million RMB), the Kunshan distribution center is VF’s largest infrastructure investment in China. When operating at capacity, the 85,000-square-meter facility is expected to handle 30 million units of product each year and employ nearly 400 people. 
 
The facility was designed to be environmentally friendly and is LEED Bronze certified because of its low carbon footprint. Also, to support future growth, VF has acquired the option for additional land at the Kunshan location for expansion as needed.
 
In 2013, total revenues in China were more than $500 million. By 2017, VF expects China to contribute nearly $1 billion to total company revenues. VF brands sold in China include: The North Face, Lee, Vans, Timberland, Kipling, 7 For All Mankind, Wrangler and Nautica.
 
During the past year, VF has added four new distribution centers strategically located to competitively manage costs and source closer to end markets. In addition to the China facility, new VF distribution centers have been added in Sint-Niklaas, Belgium; Mexico City, Mexico; Los Angeles, Calif.; and the company reopened its Hackleburg, Ala. facility, which was destroyed as a result of a tornado in April 2011.
 

VF Corporation

Must ReadView All

Union MSME minister Kalraj Mishra

Textiles | On 1st Oct 2016

MSME policy announcement likely in October

The MSME policy is likely to be launched in October, according to...

Textiles | On 1st Oct 2016

GST Council approves rules on payments & returns

The second meeting of the GST Council, headed by Union finance...

Bangladesh’s WTO ambassador Shameem Ahsan (right) submitting his country’s TFA instrument of acceptance to WTO director-general Roberto Azevêdo. Courtesy: WTO

Textiles | On 1st Oct 2016

Bangladesh ratifies WTO’s Trade Facilitation Agreement

Bangladesh has ratified the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA),...

Interviews View All

Kamlesh Vaghela
RK Textiles

Sunil Kumar Sharma
Loknayak JPNSSSG Ltd

Neel Sawhney
One Friday

Mark Paterson
Technical Absorbents Ltd

Mark Paterson, R&D manager of Technical Absorbents Ltd talks about Super...

Suresh Patel
Sidwin Fabric

Sidwin Fabric is a manufacturer and exporter of polypropylene textiles and ...

Urs Stalder
Sanitized AG

Urs Stalder, CEO, Sanitized AG, talks about the increasing use of hygiene...

Jay Ramrakhiani
Occasions Elegance Wear

It is believed that by early 19th century, Varanasi weavers had moved away ...

Ritu Kumar
Label Ritu Kumar

‘Classics will return’ "There are a lot of people wearing western clothes ...

Silvia Venturini Fendi
Fendi s.r.l

"Yes, my confidence and positive attitude are my strengths and should be...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH
September 2016

September 2016

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


Advanced Search