Canada Goose opens two new facilities
Canada Goose has seen impressive growth over the last five years and in turn, the Canadian apparel maker is invigorating its production efforts with the opening of two new facilities.
On Thursday, Canada Goose opened its fifth factory, the first in Quebec, as well as announcing a new raw material and cutting distribution centre in Ontario.
The outerwear brand has positioned the new factory openings as a commitment to Canadian manufacturing and its made-in-Canada promise.
"Nothing makes me prouder than the investment we have made in helping to bring back apparel manufacturing to Canada and the hundreds of jobs we have created here at home," said Dani Reiss, President & CEO, Canada Goose, in a news statement.
"Today, we operate one of the largest manufacturing infrastructures of its kind in Canada and we're honoured to now be making our products in Quebec, which has a strong reputation for its skilled talent pool in the garment manufacturing industry."
The factory in Quebec, located in Boisbriand, stands at 95,000 square feet and will produce some of the brand's most popular styles including its down-filled jackets from its Fall/Winter Collections, as well as select pieces from its Spring Collection. The factory has already created more than 125 jobs and expects to add more than 325 positions by the end of 2018.
Meanwhile, the 117,000-square-foot raw material and cutting distribution centre set to open in Scarborough, Ontario, is the company's sixth facility and will house raw materials centrally in order to increase efficiencies and production capacity.
Canada Goose opened its second manufacturing facility in Winnipeg in 2010 and later in 2015, opened two more facilities in Scarborough and a second location in Winnipeg.
The luxury outerwear brand is sold in 37 countries and recently launched its own retail operations with the opening of its first retail store in its hometown of Toronto at Yorkdale Shopping Centre in October, followed by a store opening in New York City.
Last month, the Canadian brand also announced plans to expand outside North America with the opening of its first European flagship in London, U.K.
The company, which went public earlier this year, reported an increase of 38.8 percent on total revenue to $403.8 million for the 2017 fiscal year.
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