Hermès International to open new leather factory in Eastern France
Expansion on the horizon
Hermès International has announced this week that its latest leather goods factory will be located in the 'Technoland II industrial park' in Montbéliard, and be operational by 2017.
The famously iconic handbag label plans to eventually employ 600 people in the Franche-Comté region, including the 210 artisans at its currently existing factory in Seloncourt.
A new Hermès workshop in Héricourt is also planned to open in 2015 or 2016. The region is a focal point of leather goods production, with specialised training dispensed by the Ecole Boudard located in nearby Bethoncourt.