Snaps & Snippets: Luxury goods giant Kering opens U.S. ops center in Wayne

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Global luxury goods group Kering opened its new U.S. operations center in Wayne recently, it announced, replacing its former U.S. facility in Secaucus. The state-of-the-art facility represents the French company’s continued strategic investment in the region as its business grows.

“Our new headquarters feature technological advancements that place us at the forefront to better support our ‘Houses’ and their growing retail networks,” Laurent Claquin, president of Kering Americas, said in a statement. “Wayne provides us with the ability to support our ambition to achieve state-of-the-art performance, promoting both short-term improvements and long-term transformation for the group.”

Employee workstations at the new Kering Americas headquarters in Wayne.

Technology was an integral part of the architectural design, the company noted, with features including a tech bar and retail lab to validate new in-store tech solutions, among other features. The headquarters building’s aesthetics were also emphasized in architecture firm HLW’s design, including elements of French style and a 50-foot stadium staircase inspired by the central courtyard of Kering’s Paris office. Sustainability was also a component, with personal sit-to-stand benches and natural light, for a healthier work environment.

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