Home / Knowledge / News / Fashion / PUMA opens cutting-edge Development Center
PUMA opens cutting-edge Development Center
26
Oct '09
After just a year of construction works, sportlifestyle company PUMA officially opened its new cutting-edge Development Center in Vietnam – representing a milestone in the Sportlifestyle and sporting goods industry.

The whole complex will be the new home for footwear and apparel prototype and sample suppliers covering 85% of PUMA's footwear and 15% of PUMA's apparel development needs. Furthermore integrated in the new complex are material and component suppliers as well as Sourcing, Engineering, Material Management, Laboratory and Research & Development Centers of PUMA's sourcing organisation World Cat. Before PUMA brought all these facilities together under one roof, they had been spread all over Asia.

“PUMA's new development center PUMA Village sets unprecedented standards in our industry,” said Jochen Zeitz, Chairman and CEO of PUMA. “This trend-setting concept of a product development center with over 40 PUMA suppliers under one roof, working tightly together, will increase PUMA's speed to market, reduces our cost base and makes sure that our products are of excellent quality. It underpins PUMA's current restructuring efforts to streamline our business operations throughout all steps of the value chain.”

“After three years of planning und building we have created a unique place for all our creative people to work directly with the prototype factories in a fast and professional way. Nearly all of our product categories as well as technologies will be developed at the PUMA Village in order to ensure that our entire product service and product quality goals are achieved”, said Reiner Seiz, Chief Supply Chain Officer of PUMA.

In line with PUMA's sustainability concept PUMAVision, PUMA Village features a number of environmentally friendly assets. On top of the building, a water reservoir was installed for collecting rain water during all seasons of the year and especially during the rainy season from May to November. This water will be used to complement the water supply, for cooling purposes in the hot season as well as for gardening. In terms of energy saving a louver was installed to protect the office and factory building from direct sunlight which reduces the heating up of the building. Solar panels provide energy for warm water consumption and air-conditioning.

puma.safe, the department of Social and Environmental Affairs, is based in PUMA Village as well. puma.safe works towards raising work and production standards worldwide, developing new sustainable products and reducing our carbon footprint. As all of PUMA's manufacturers have to adhere to PUMA's environmental and safety standards, all manufacturing units and their workers based in PUMA Village have to comply with PUMA's standards as well. A special on Health & Safety educated officer will permanently monitor the General Constructor's working team, making sure that all standards are being adhered to during the production processes.

PUMA


Must ReadView All

Pakistani textile associations want uniform energy pricing

Textiles | On 21st Feb 2018

Pakistani textile associations want uniform energy pricing

Pakistan’s textile industry association representatives have...

Japan’s JICA promoting energy-saving devices in Bangladesh

Apparel/Garments | On 21st Feb 2018

Japan’s JICA promoting energy-saving devices in Bangladesh

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is promoting use of ...

Courtesy: Indorama Ventures

Textiles | On 21st Feb 2018

IVL 2017 revenue up 17% y-o-y to $8,438 million

Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited (IVL) has reported revenue...

Interviews View All

Headhonchos
Indian fashion industry

Organic the first choice of any environment-conscious person

Top executives
Textile & apparel bodies

The decision to reduce GST on MMF yarn to 12% is transformational

Stefan Warnaar
Peak to Plateau

People are willing to pay for quality and performance

Nitesh Mittal

Kusumgar Corporates is a leading manufacturer of technical textiles and...

Suresh P Bagrecha

Komal Texfab, founded in 1981, is into manufacturing of knitted fabrics,...

Rikesh Mistry

Jupiter Comtex Pvt Ltd, established in 1973, started its textile machinery ...

Silke Brand-Kirsch
Schlegel und Partner

Silke Brand-Kirsch, executive partner of Schlegel und Partner, a leading...

Larry L Kinn
Suominen Corporation

Larry L Kinn, Senior Vice President - Operations Americas of Suominen...

Kevin Nelson
TissueGen

Kevin Nelson, Chief Scientific Officer, TissueGen discusses the growing...

Rupa Sood and Sharan Apparao
Nayaab

Nayaab, an exhibition meant to celebrate Indian weaves, is in its second...

Sanjukta Dutta
Sanjukta's Studio

<b>Sanjukta Dutta</b> creates unique garments by clubbing prints of...

Sonam & Paras Modi
SVA

Sonam and Paras Modi's Sva Couture is synonymous with head-turning...

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

February 2018

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

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
70.6%
No
12.7%
Skip
16.7%

Total Votes: 102

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
63.7%
No
29.4%
Skip
6.9%

Total Votes: 102

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
88.2%
No
8.8%
Skip
2.9%

Total Votes: 102

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
83.3%
No
7.8%
Skip
8.8%

Total Votes: 102


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search