Hermès opens a new leather goods production site in Montereau. This new site, which opened on June 11th, will join one of the brand’s tanneries in Seine-et-Marne. The leather goods manufacturing location will give work to 260 people. The candidates don’t necessarily need any past experience within the segment: Hermès is ready to provide ad-hoc training. 120 people are already actively working there.
Hermès opens a new leather goods production site in Montereau
Hermès inaugurated its new location on June 11th, or rather its 18th atelier. This location, as we were saying, will be located in Montereau, where the luxury brand already has another manufacturing site. The latter, Tannerie de Montereau, opened in 1996 and already employs 670 individuals. “Montereau project is consistent with the house’s ambitions for sustainable development”, explains the brand, which has rehabilitated 7.2 hectares to get its location operational. Hermès has already planted over 200 trees and thousands of shrubs, to contribute to the re-greening process of the space, dedicated to its employees. In order to contain energy use, the site has 250 square meters of hybrid solar panels and it’s entirely illuminated by LED lights. A space will also be dedicated for a canteen.
An effort to hire
Currently the laboratory already gives work to 120 people. About 50 candidates are, meanwhile, following the necessary trainings. Hermès has opened the job to any candidates, regardless of whether they have experience with sowing. The brand has created an ad-hoc training program in collaboration with the local employment center (Pôle emploi), the adult-education service Greta and the Flora Tristan high-school in Montereau. Once fully working, the site will employ 260 people. A positive sign for the local region, as the pandemic caused unemployment to touch 25% in the region.