Vuitton: agreement signed for new Pontassieve leather goods factory

Vuitton: agreement signed for new Pontassieve leather goods factory

Decisive step forward for the construction of the new Louis Vuitton leather goods factory in Pontassieve (Florence), in Le Sieci. On Friday 16 December, a memorandum of understanding was signed between the Region of Tuscany, the Municipality of Pontassieve and Manufacture des Accessoires Louis Vuitton (MALV) for the construction of the new plant. With 450 employees, within 2-3 years, it will become the main production site entirely dedicated to the French brand’s leather goods in Italy.

The new leather goods factory in Pontassieve

The new site will merge and house the production sites of Incisa Valdarno and Rignano sull’Arno, where 270 people currently work. When fully operational, 180 more jobs are expected. This investment of the brand controlled by the French giant LVMH is around 40 million euros. The next step is the start of the urban planning procedure to obtain all the necessary authorisations to start building the factory.

The working table

This protocol has a duration of 3 years. It foresees the creation of a working table that will involve public subjects and the brand to guide the realisation of the project in its various phases. As is well known, Louis Vuitton is finalising an agreement with the Marchesi Frescobaldi agricultural company for the sale of the area where the factory will be built. “We are honoured,” declared the maison, as reported in the daily newspaper La Nazione, “to be able to confirm our desire to open a new manufacturing atelier dedicated to the production of leather accessories in Tuscany”.

Why Pontassieve

The choice of Le Sieci-Pontassieve came after a scouting exercise that Louis Vuitton launched in 2021 together with Invest in Tuscany, the office of the Region of Tuscany’s Directorate for Territorial Competitiveness and Managing Authority.

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