New headquarters in Milan for the Kering Group alongside the Atlantic Business Center
The global luxury group Kering opens a new office in Milan, confirming the centrality of Milan as the capital of pret-à-porter and fulcrum of the strategies of the French company.
The building is located in Via Mecenate, right next to the Atlantic Business Center, in one of the areas of Milan that has had more redevelopment work in the last period.
The new headquarters is organized on 11,000 square meters within a nine-story tower bordering the Gucci Hub, the leading brand of the Kering group.
Jean-François Palus, managing director of Kering, explains the meaning of the Milanese choice of the group: “The strong symbolic significance of the new headquarters wants to consolidate the identity of Kering who, with deep roots in Italy, nourishes a strong sense of respect for the made in Italy heritage, savoir faire and managerial culture. In the last 20 years, Italy has played a fundamental role in the group and we intend to increase investments, attracting and retaining the best talents “.
The new headquarters will host Finance, Internal Audit, Communications and Institutional Relations, Human Resources, Information Technology, Legal, Real Estate, General Services and Security, Construction, Travel Retail and Ecommerce.
The building will welcome over 150 employees, with work spaces designed to promote a better quality of life.
A statement from the group says “The interior is a perfect example of design, elegance and use of massive and authentic materials, with a result that combines aesthetics, comfort and accessibility.”
The Kering Group
2018 was a record year for Kering, a company listed in Paris with 35,000 employees worldwide: the turnover reached 13.7 billion (+ 26.3% compared to 2017) with a net profit among the highest in the industry, in value and as a percentage of revenues: 2.817 billion (+ 49.3% on 2017).
In the portfolio there are, in addition to Gucci, Saint Laurent and Bottega Veneta, the maison Balenciaga, Alexander McQueen and Brioni.
The hard luxury division (jewelery and watches) includes Boucheron, Pomellato, Dodo, Qeelin, Ulysse Nardin and Girard-Perregaux.
Kering Eyewear is also undergoing strong development, a company created for the creation and distribution of the eyewear collection (sun and vision) of the many brands of the group.