Organizational structure permits seamless development process
The HUGO BOSS Group's organizational structure is geared towards precisely synchronizing various steps of the product design, product development and sourcing processes. Brand and creative management is organized based on the product categories clothing, sportswear, womenswear as well as shoes and accessories. One of the advantages of this organizational structure is that it allows 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. This ensures a more direct communication between all those responsible for product development, while creating efficiency gains measured in terms of quality, speed and cost.
Development activities are spread across five locations
At HUGO BOSS, innovation and development work is organized across 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 for 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, the BOSS womenswear collections are partly created at a design studio in New York. The Coldrerio competence center is responsible for both the development of the textile product groups shirts, ties and knitwear but also has overarching responsibility for shoes and leather accessories as well as bodywear. The Italian locations in Morrovalle and Scandicci focus on the development of shoes and leather accessories.