Organizational structure permits efficient development process
Innovation and development work is organized at HUGO BOSS across the five development centers in Metzingen (Germany), New York City (USA), Coldrerio (Switzerland), Morrovalle (Italy) and Scandicci (Italy). At its Group headquarters in Metzingen, the Company leverages its many years of experience in industrial textile manufacturing to achieve trend-setting creative and technological product developments in the core business of classic tailoring as well as leisure and sportswear. Since the appointment of Jason Wu as Artistic Director, some of the BOSS womenswear collections have been created at a design studio in New York. The Coldrerio competence center is not only in charge of the development of the textile product groups shirts, ties and knitwear but but also has overarching responsibility for shoes, leather accessories and bodywear. The Italian locations in Morrovalle and Scandicci focus on the development of shoes and leather accessories.
The Group’s organizational structure is geared towards very close coordination of the various steps of the product design and development process. This creates direct links between the creative departments and the product divisions responsible for pattern design and technical product development as well as sourcing and production activities, ensuring direct communication between all those involved in product development and efficiency gains measured in terms of quality, speed and cost.