After Louis Vuitton last week, it is the turn of Hermes to announce the construction of a new production site dedicated to leather goods. It will be its seventeenth site in the hexagon. Dedicated exclusively to leather goods, it will eventually employ 250 artisans. Realize the piece from A to Z, at Hermès, the employees in charge of the production are qualified as craftsmen. "Eventually, 250 craftsmen will exert their know-how for the manufacture of leather goods in this factory" located in Louviers (Eure), said in a statement the saddler-leatherier Faubourg Saint-Honore.
Hermès confirms its territorial roots in Normandy. This is indeed the second production site in Normandy of the French company which inaugurated in June 2017 the leather goods of Val-de-Reuil (Eure). This new site will contribute to develop the pole normand of the activity of Leather Goods-Saddlery. Hermès reaffirms on this occasion its partnership with Pôle Emploi for the recruitment of leather craftsmen and saddlers, as well as with the Lycée des Métiers Art Augustin Boismard in Brionne (Eure) and the National stud farm Pin (Orne) for their training.
The group, which entered the CAC 40 last year, achieved a turnover of 1.46 billion euros in the third quarter (+ 9.4% year on year in published data), s' relying on the success of his bags and ready-to-wear. In June 2018, the saddler-leatherworker employed 13,700 people worldwide, including 8,500 in France. The 3,300 saddler-leatherwork craftsmen manufacture saddles and leather riding articles, bags, luggage and small leather goods at the 16 Hermès production sites, all located in France.
Since the founding of Hermes in 1837, "six generations of enterprising and passionate craftsmen have contributed to the development of new markets by transmitting to their heirs the cult of the beautiful matter, the know-how, the excellence, the love beautiful objects made to last, as well as a constant desire for innovation ". The Hermès group is managed by Axel Dumas, manager since 2013. Pierre-Alexis Dumas is the general artistic director. They are both members of the sixth generation of the founding family.